Opening Announcements, Cover and Contents, Contributions, From the Editor,
Discussion, From the Castle
This month the theme is time, from how our brains perceive it to a new term for
our current geological epoch.
To study earth's ancient climate, a scientist goes underground.
By J. Madeline Nash
The Spy Who Came in Frome the Cold 2.0
Virtual-reality pioneer Jaron Lanier now warns of thedangers of being part of
the web's "hive mind".
By Ron Rosenbaum
Land of the Rising Son
A mountain hamlet in northern Japan claims Jesus Christ was buried there.
By Franz Lidz
Around the Mall & Books, Fast Forward
What's new around the Mall
Born to be Mild
Brand spanking new to the world, babies represent the raw matherial of humanity.
So how much do they aredy know about right and wrong?
By Abigail Tucker
The pen that President Lincoln used to sign his name to the Emancipation 150
years ago was mighty sword indeed.
By Louis P. Masur
The Brazilian government's bold efforts to clean up the city's notoriously
dangerous, drug-gang-controlled slumns giving hope to people who live there.
By Joshua Hammer
Viva Moulin Rogue!
The 1950s hotel-casino broke the rules--and attracted top Las Vegas stars--when
it opened as the first gambling palace in Sin City to allow black guests.
By Kevin Cook