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Rules for a Complex Quantum World: Overview/Quantum Information

By Michael A. Nielsen

The Long Arm of the Immune System

Dendritic cells catch invaders and tell the immune system when and how to respond. Vaccines depend on them, and scientists are even employing the cells to stir up immunity against cancer

By Jacques Banchereau
Gladiators: A New Order of Insect: An Order is Born
The Sciences

Gladiators: A New Order of Insect: An Order is Born

By Joachim Adis, Oliver Zompro, Esther Moombolah-Goagoses and Eugène Marais

When Stars Collide

When two stars smash into each other, it can be a very pretty sight (as long as you¿re not too close by). These occurrences were once considered impossible, but they have turned out to be common in certain galactic neighborhoods

By Michael Shara

Burning Questions

Scientists work to understand and control the plague of wildfires in the West

By Douglas Gantenbein

Weapons of Mass Disruption

Radiological terror weapons could blow radioactive dust through cities, causing panic, boosting cancer rates and forcing costly cleanups

By Michael A. Levi and Henry C. Kelly


  • Letters


  • Errata

  • Advances

    Fine Tuning

  • Reality Check

  • Bug Blast

  • Revising Relativity

  • Headed South?

  • Stringing Along

  • So Happy Together

  • Gay Flies

  • In Sickness and in Health

  • Doing a 180

  • Charging Up Diamonds

  • Recommended

    The Loveless Man ...

  • Skeptic

    Mesmerized by Magnetism

  • Anti Gravity

    Aye (Caramba) on the News

  • 50, 100 & 150 Years Ago

    Langley Succeeding -- Edison Wrong -- Agassiz Deluded

  • Perspectives

    Land of Fire

  • In Brief

    Data Points: November 2002

  • Brief Points: November 2002

  • Puzzling Adventures

    Perfect Billiards

  • Voyages

    A Search for All Species

  • Profile

    An Ear to the Stars

  • Staking Claims

    Selling the Free Lunch

  • Innovations

    The Universal Biosensor

  • By the Numbers

    Calculus of Happiness

  • Working Knowledge

    See the Wind

  • Departments

    Fuzzy Logic

  • Ask the Experts

    Ask the Experts: November 2002

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November 2002

Of Shamrocks and Science

Happy St. Patrick’s Day