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September 2005
vol. 50, no. 9

FEATURES

18 A Changing Climate for Human Evolution
A dynamic African environment enabled humans to make great leaps in their biological development.
Mark Maslin, Martin Trauth and Beth Christensen

24 Tracing Human Migration
A new project is enlisting hundreds of thousands of people to donate their DNA toward creating a global family tree.
Megan Sever

28 Evolution and Intelligent Design: Understanding Public Opinion
Some recent U.S. polls highlight the confusion surrounding the public debate over evolution and the way it should be taught in U.S. schools.
Matthew C. Nisbet and Erik C. Nisbet


NEWS & VIEWS

7 COMMENT
Believing vs. Knowing: Faith’s Role in the Evolution Debate
In a sea of religious and political extremes, people face unnecessary strife in reconciling scientific evidence for evolution with their faiths.
Lee J. Suttner

8 NEWS NOTES
Tristar planet * Sourcing ultradeep diamonds * Rocks pose cancer concerns * Supercomputer models Earth's magnetic field * Repositioning Tokyo's fault * Footprints push back American migration * Shrinking and growing Arctic lakes * Seabird guano changes the Arctic * Discovery returns to flight

17 POLITICAL SCENE
Congressional Climate: Changing or Chilling?
A confrontation between some congressional members and climate scientists this summer highlights some of the dangers of politicizing science.
Linda Rowan

36 GEOPHENOMENA
Native tales tell of tremorous past
Cascadia up close

38 TRENDS & INNOVATIONS
How Climate Changes Biodiversity

Scientists are working on new ways to help plant and animal species adapt as their habitats shift due to climate change.
Megan Sever

42 EDUCATION & OUTREACH
Online News for Kids

Lights, camera, action — an innovative news network for kids by kids is on the Web and in the spotlight.
Naomi Lubick

44 ENERGY & RESOURCES
Energy bill passes
Graphite storage of hydrogen
Mineral of the Month: Aggregates

46 GEOMEDIA
Q&A:
Author Sean B. Carroll talks about his new book Endless Forms Most Beautiful
Books: Deep roots: A review of The Hunt for the Dawn Monkey
Books: Whither our rivers?: A review of Disconnected Rivers
On the Web: Hurricanes and human evolution
Maps: Antarctic coastal change and glaciology

52 PROFILES
Paul Bierman: New landscapes for teaching

53 BENCHMARKS September 29, 1988
Discovery returns to flight after the Challenger disaster.

68 GEOLOGIC COLUMN
Seventeen Places

Expand your “must-visit” list to geologically unique and unforgettable places.
Lisa Rossbacher

DEPARTMENTS
 4 From the Editor
 6 Letters:
Perspectives from readers
34 Where on Earth?

54 GeoMarketplace

56 Classifieds:
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