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Parasitic Sex Puppeteers

A parasite that controls its insect victims' sex lives may also help give rise to new species

By James P. Randerson and Laurence D. Hurst

The Science of Bad Breath

People spend billions of dollars every year to combat this common affliction. Novel diagnostic approaches and solutions are at hand

By Mel Rosenberg

Ripples in Spacetime

LIGO, a controversial observatory for detecting gravity waves, is coming online after eight years and $365 million

By W. Wayt Gibbs
Augmented Reality: A New Way of Seeing

Augmented Reality: A New Way of Seeing

Computer scientists are developing systems that can enhance and enrich a user's view of the world

By Steven K. Feiner

Proteins Rule

Biotech's latest mantra is "proteomics," as it focuses on how dynamic networks of human proteins control cells and tissues

By Carol Ezzell
The Social Psychology of Modern Slavery
The Sciences

The Social Psychology of Modern Slavery

Contrary to conventional wisdom, slavery has not disappeared from the world. Social scientists are trying to explain its persistence

By Kevin Bales


  • From the Editor

    The Peculiar Institution

  • Letters


  • Errata

  • Advances

    Drink Your Shots

  • Mind the Gap

  • Looking at ART

  • Joke Hunter of Science

  • Heads on Tails

  • Has the Space Age Stalled?

  • Falling in Line

  • In No Uncertain Terms

  • Gene Fiends?

  • Breaking and Entering

  • Early to Rise

  • Score One for Natural Selection

  • Skeptic

    Skepticism as a Virtue

  • Anti Gravity

    Copy That

  • 50, 100 & 150 Years Ago

    50, 100 and 150 Years Ago

  • 50, 100 & 150 Millon Years Ago: Feets Don't Fail Me Now, Danger from Above and Bug Zapper

  • In Brief

    Data Points: April 2002

  • Brief Bits: April 2002

  • Puzzling Adventures

    A Fairy Tale

  • Reviews

    "The World Is Broad and Wide"

  • Profile

    Father of the Impossible Children

  • Staking Claims

    Tragedy of the Cyber Commons

  • Innovations

    It's Not Easy Being Green

  • By the Numbers

    Greenhouse Follies

  • Technicalities

    Bringing the Net to the Bedroom

  • Working Knowledge

    Grow, Then Kill

  • Departments

    Fuzzy Logic

  • Ask the Experts

    Ask the Experts: April 2002

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