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Edible Vaccines

By William H. R. Langridge

Who Were the First Americans?

By Sasha Nemecek

Muscle, Genes and Athletic Performance

The cellular biology of muscle helps to explain why a particular athlete wins and suggests what future athletes might do to better their odds

By Bengt Saltin, Jesper L. Andersen and Peter Schjerling

Searching for Shadows of Other Earths

Astronomers have found dozens of giant planets beyond our solar system, but they haven't been capable of bagging an Earth--until now

By Hans-Jrg Deeg, Laurance R. Doyle and Timothy M. Brown

Ultrashort-Pulse Lasers: Big Payoffs in a Flash

The briefest man-made events, pulses of laser light lasting millionths of a nanosecond, can be used for delicate eye surgery, high-bandwidth communications and stop-motion studies of molecules reacting...

By John-Mark Hopkins and Wilson Sibbett

The Plan to Save Fallingwater

This breathtaking house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright was in danger of collapse until an engineering firm found a way to stop it from falling down

By Robert Silman


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    50, 100 & 150 Years Ago: Science Greats Look Back--and Ahead

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    From Prototools to Language

  • In Brief

    Data Points: No Fun in the Sun

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    Save the Muntjacs

  • Mathematical Recreation

    Hex Marks the Spot

  • Amateur Scientist

    Using a Kite as an Experimental Platform

  • Science and the Citizen

    Gully Gee Whiz

  • Awash in Oil

  • Unlimited Light

  • Worrying about Wireless

  • Beyond the First Draft

  • Drinking without Harm

  • A Gripping Start

  • Got Statins?

  • Down with Dino Birds?

  • Miss-ile Defense

  • What's That Pinging in My Ear?

  • Not Slowing with Age

  • By the Numbers

    Hard Times in the Delta

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    A Better Black Box

  • Connections

    The Last Word

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    End Point

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    Brace for Impact

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    Sonic Bust

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