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Uncovering the Keys to the Lost Indus Cities

Recently excavated artifacts from Pakistan have inspired a reevaluation of one of the great early urban cultures--the enigmatic Indus Valley civilization

By Jonathan Mark Kenoyer

Counting the Last Fish

Overfishing has slashed stocks--especially of large predator species--to an all-time low worldwide, according to new data. if we don't manage this resource, we will be left with a diet of jellyfish and plankton stew

By Daniel Pauly and Reg Watson

Antennas Get Smart

Adaptive antenna arrays can vastly improve wireless communications by connecting mobile users with virtual wires

By Martin Cooper
Untangling the Roots of Cancer
The Sciences

Untangling the Roots of Cancer

Recent evidence challenges long-held theories of how cells turn malignant--and suggests new ways to stop tumors before they spread

By W. Wayt Gibbs

The Galactic Odd Couple: Overview/AGNs and Starbursts

By Kimberly Weaver


In what has become almost routine, the heart-lung machine "breathes" for patients during coronary-bypass operations. But could this lifesaving device have a dark side?

By Bruce Stutz


  • Letters


  • Erratum

  • Advances

    Disease Dustup

  • Alloy by Design

  • Holographic Control

  • The Price of Pills

  • Sugar Added

  • Sound Off on Tires

  • Pass the Sushi

  • Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice...

  • Ant Thesis

  • Mystery Meson

  • Muscle Maintenance

  • Recommended

    Drenched in Symbolism

  • Skeptic

    Bottled Twaddle

  • Anti Gravity

    The Yanked Clippers

  • 50, 100 & 150 Years Ago

    Alien Reality; Mechanical Food; Riot Bones

  • Perspectives

    Three Lessons of SARS

  • In Brief

    Data Points: Juy 2003

  • Brief Points: July 2003

  • Puzzling Adventures

    High Spies

  • Voyages

    Through a Glass Deeply

  • Staking Claims

    You Can Patent That?

  • Innovations

    Signal Jammer

  • By the Numbers

    Winners and Losers

  • Working Knowledge

    Fine Focus

  • Departments

    Fuzzy Logic

  • Insights

    Terms of Engagement

  • Ask the Experts

    Ask the Experts: July 2003

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