Table of Contents

Cover Story

Debunking junk

Debunking junk

by Daniel James Devine

Cover Story | Researchers are showing that the old Darwinian ideas about 'junk' DNA were simplistic. Welcome to the new genome

In this issue: "Reassessing the genome," Oct. 6, 2012

Features

Social convention

By Jamie Dean

Politics | The Democratic National Convention revealed the heart and soul of the party, and it has little to do with economics. Will top priorities—free contraception,

Blocking the shots

By Daniel James Devine

Health | Many homeschoolers are taking unnecessary risks by withholding common vaccines from their children

Wreckage by night

By Jill Nelson

Russia | Destruction of a Moscow church is a new sign of Putin-era repression

Dispatches

Mideast madness

By Mindy Belz

Middle East | Provoked or premeditated, the latest round of uprisings put the United States in its sights

Looking Ahead

By The Editors

Historic auction History lovers and gun buffs alike might want to find a way to Nashua, N.H., on Sept. 30 for a unique firearms sale by RR Auction. A Colt .25…

Hard times

By Les Sillars

Religion | Toronto churches face rental hikes for school space

Free—for now

By The Editors

And more news briefs

Testing the union

By Daniel James Devine

Education | Democrats face prolonged confrontation in Chicago teachers strike

Human Race

By The Editors

Died Environmental activist Larry Gibson, dubbed the Keeper of the Mountains, died Sept. 9 of a heart attack. For decades, Gibson, 66, traveled the country…

Quotables

By The Editors

'Whatever I did, I did in good faith and upon instructions from authorities.' AQ Khan, "father" of Pakistan's atomic bomb, who has been ostracized and…

Quick Takes

Quick Takes

By The Editors

Canning the cans The reasoning is counterintuitive, but officials with New York City's transit authority say two subway stations have become cleaner since…

Notebook

Hip-hop hope

By Tiffany Owens

Lifestyle | From tailspin to turnaround, music artist Lecrae Moore's albums testify to God's grace

Battle code

Battle code

By Daniel James Devine

Technology | The Pentagon openly plans the future of cyberwarfare

Boy crazy

By Daniel James Devine

Science | The United States is a new mecca for parents who choose their baby's sex

Holy Trinity Church

By The Editors

Houses of God | Asembo, Kenya

Holding pattern

Holding pattern

By Mark Bergin

Sports | The NFL's referee lockout is penalizing the game

Stealth jihadists

By Warren Cole Smith

Money | Critics say Sharia compliant financing is funding terrorism and infiltrating capital markets

A Coke and a smile

A Coke and a smile

By Thomas Kidd

Religion | Reports that Mormons may not consume caffeine have been exaggerated

Columnists

Playing make believe

Playing make believe

By Joel Belz

Politics | Obama and Romney offer grand plans to spend money that Uncle Sam doesn't have

Raging relativists

Raging relativists

By Janie B. Cheaney

Politics | Rejection of truth oddly leads to angry charges that political opponents are "liars"

Deadly politics

By Mindy Belz

Politics | It's a new season, and reality has overtaken rhetoric

Mailbag

Mailbag

By The Editors

Letters from our readers

The tales of trees

The tales of trees

By Andrée Seu Peterson

Faith & Inspiration | The Bible begins and ends with a tree, the saga between both heroic and full of sorrow

Myth makers

Myth makers

By Marvin Olasky

Politics | Fact-checkers are often partisans posing as neutralists

Culture

Power hungry

By Megan Basham

Television | If Revolution goes for fewer flashy fights and more character development, it may become a hit

Trouble with the Curve

Trouble with the Curve

By Stephanie Perrault

Movies | Movies are like food—some are wonderful, some are not, and some are just tasteless. Trouble with the Curve (PG-13 for profanity and crass language), starring…

Box Office Top 10

By The Editors

Movies | For the weekend of Sept. 14-16 according to Box Office Mojo

Snow White and the Huntsman

Snow White and the Huntsman

By Emily Whitten

DVD | "Any dead thing can go with the stream," wrote fairy tale defender G.K. Chesterton, "but only a living thing can go against it." In this PG-13 version of the…

Finding Nemo 3D

Finding Nemo 3D

By Michael Leaser

Movies | Few family movies have captured the tension fathers feel between protecting their children and allowing them to test their boundaries as successfully as…

Curious creation

Curious creation

By Marvin Olasky

Books | Three books about our amazing world

Notable Books

By Susan Olasky

Books | Five nonfiction books

A second chance

By Marvin Olasky

Q&A | Humbled former Bush adviser Claude Allen sees his past as a gift that's helping him make the most of his future

Queen of Rock 'n' Roll

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Remastered recordings of Arizona Dranes reveal a musical pioneer

Notable CDs

By Arsenio Orteza

Music | Four new or recent pop-rock releases

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