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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
Pandora's Baby
The Sciences

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

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

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
Self-Repairing Computers

Self-Repairing Computers

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

By Armando Fox and David Patterson

The Unearthly Landscapes of Mars

The Red Planet is no dead planet

By Arden L. Albee


  • Advances

    Law and Disorder

  • Boxed Out

  • Acting Locally

  • Caught Off Guard

  • Hybrids Take Off

  • Rising Sun

  • Sexy and Delicious

  • Why Neutrons Outweigh Protons

  • 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

  • Innovations

    The Abyss Transit System

  • 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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