The Best Of 1995: SCIENCE


1 REMBRANDT ON THE ROCKS: The discovery of dazzling drawings of rhinoceroses and other animals in a French cave suggests that prehistoric art did not mature in a simple linear fashion but may have been punctuated by the influence of individual geniuses. The images in the Chauvet cave date from 30,000 years ago, 12 to 18 millenniums before comparable ones at Lascaux, in France, and Altamira, in Spain, and much earlier than anyone thought possible for such realistic portraits.

2 EINSTEIN STRIKES AGAIN Although it was predicted by Albert Einstein 70 years ago, scientists have just now found a new form...

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