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A look back at reviews of classic books from our archives.
A look back through our archives for classic books still worth reading.
The new hands and arms feel less like tools and more like extensions of the body, patients say.

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet; the saying is perhaps a testament to the acute sense of smell that is unique to mammals. Paleontologists have now discovered that an improved sense of smell jump-started brain evolution in the ancestral cousins of present-day mammals. The research appears in the 20 May issue of the journal Science.