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Pandora's Baby

In vitro fertilization was once considered by some to be a threat to our very humanity. Cloning inspires similar fears

By Robin Marantz Henig

Shoot This Deer

Chronic wasting disease, a cousin of mad cow disease, is spreading among wild deer in parts of the U.S. Left unchecked, the fatal sickness could threaten North American deer populations--and maybe livestock and humans

By Philip Yam

Chain Letters and Evolutionary Histories

A study of chain letters shows how to infer the family tree of anything that evolves over time, from biological genomes to languages to plagiarized schoolwork

By Charles H. Bennett, Ming Li and Bin Ma

The Dawn of Physics beyond the Standard Model

The Standard Model of particle physics is at a pivotal moment in its history: it is both at the height of its success and on the verge of being surpassed

By Gordon Kane

The Unearthly Landscapes of Mars

The Red Planet is no dead planet

By Arden L. Albee
Self-Repairing Computers
Tech

Self-Repairing Computers

By embracing the inevitability of system failures, recovery-oriented computing returns service faster

By Armando Fox and David Patterson

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  • Law and Disorder

  • Boxed Out

  • Hybrids Take Off

  • Why Neutrons Outweigh Protons

  • Sexy and Delicious

  • Rising Sun

  • The Unusual Suspects

  • Corrupted Clones

  • Recommended

    A Polite Smile or the Real McCoy?

  • Skeptic

    Codified Claptrap

  • Anti Gravity

    Dropping By

  • 50, 100 & 150 Years Ago

    Chemical Claw ; Horse Ancestor ; Chinese Cheese

  • Perspectives

    A Pound of Flesh

  • In Brief

    Data Points: Not All Wet

  • Brief Points: June 2003

  • Puzzling Adventures

    Prime Squares

  • Staking Claims

    Sign Here

  • By the Numbers

    Trade Globalization

  • Technicalities

    Name That Tune

  • Working Knowledge

    To Hear Again

  • Departments

    Fuzzy Logic

  • Insights

    One Last Look

  • Ask the Experts

    Ask the Experts: June 2003

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