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Artist Spotlight: Adrian Johnson
Artist Spotlight: Adrian Johnson

Because nothing non-awesome ever came from the U.K.

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The Genographic Project: DNA Testing Hits Home
The Genographic Project: DNA Testing Hits Home

Why paleoanthropology is cooler than you think and how to find the missing link with a Q-tip.

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Spotlight Series: Gimme Moore
Spotlight Series: Gimme Moore

Why P2P file-sharing can spell the demise of the Bush administration and how not to let American Idol take over the White House.

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