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Computing With Molecules

By Mark A. Reed and James M. Tour

Supply and Demand

With a few hundred machine guns and mortars, a small army can take over an entire country, killing and wounding hundreds of thousands

Cell Communication: The Inside Story

The tiny cells in our bodies harbor amazing internal communication networks. Understanding how those circuits are organized could help scientists develop new therapies for many serious disorders...

By John D. Scott and Tony Pawson

Waging a New Kind of War

By George Musser and Sasha Nemecek

Invisible Wounds

Medical researchers have recently begun to address the mental health effects of war on civilians

By Richard F. Mollica

Children of the Gun

How do you make a child into a killer? Armed groups worldwide have developed a grim routine: abduct children from their families, inure them to abuse and "promote" them into combat...

By Christine M. Knudsen and Neil G. Boothby

Dwarf Galaxies & Starbursts

Diminutive galaxies occasionally experience spectacular bursts of star formation. These starbursts are giving astronomers a glimpse of the universe's early history

By Sara C. Beck

Reading the Bones of La Florida

New approaches are offering insight into the lives of Native Americans after the Europeans arrived. Their health declined not only because of disease but because of their altered diet and living circumstances...

By Clark Spencer Larsen


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    How the Left Got Darwin Wrong

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    Great Feets

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  • Wonders

    The Internet as Hardware

  • In Brief

    Data Points - Cash Only

  • Profile

    Paleontology's Indiana Jones

  • Mathematical Recreation

    Paradox Lost

  • Amateur Scientist

    Home Is Where the ECG Is

  • Science and the Citizen

    SNPs of Disease

  • A Plum of an Island

  • Throttled

  • Soothing the Inflamed Brain

  • The Orwell Awards

  • Toxins on the Firing Range

  • Long Tail of the Comet

  • The 300-Gigahertz Light Switch

  • Yukon Gold

  • An Eye for an Eye

  • Atomic Dead Letter

  • Yes, Sharks Get Cancer

  • By the Numbers

    Asthma Worldwide

  • Working Knowledge

    A Spaceship for One--Working Knowledge on Space Suits

  • Connections

    All at Sea

  • Departments

    Looking for Life Below the Bottom

  • Cyber View

    Accounting for Taste

  • Technology and Business

    Tantalizing Tubes

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