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The Life Cycle of Galaxies

Astronomers are on the verge of explaining the enigmatic variety of galaxies

By Guinevere Kauffmann and Frank van den Bosch

Spintronics

Microelectronic devices that function by using the spin of the electron are a nascent multibillion-dollar industry--and may lead to quantum microchips

By David D. Awschalom, Michael E. Flatté and Nitin Samarth

Islands of Genius

Artistic brilliance anda dazzling memory cansometimes accompanyautism and otherdevelopmental disorders

By Darold A. Treffert and Gregory L. Wallace

Disturbing Behaviors of the Orangutan

Studies of these great apes show that some males pursue an unexpected and disquieting evolutionary strategy

By Anne Nacey Maggioncalda and Robert M. Sapolsky

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