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New Predictors of Disease

Molecules called predictive autoantibodies appear in the blood years before people show symptoms of various disorders. Tests that detected these molecules could warn of the need to take preventive action...

By Abner Louis Notkins

Illusory Color and the Brain

Novel illusions suggest that the brain does not separate perception of color from perception of form and depth

By John S. Werner, Baingio Pinna and Lothar Spillmann

Black Hole Blowback

A single black hole, smaller than the solar system, can control the destiny of an entire cluster of galaxies

By Wallace Tucker, Harvey Tananbaum and Andrew Fabian

Mapping the Cancer Genome

Pinpointing the genes involved in cancer will help chart a new course across the complex landscape of human malignancies

By Francis S. Collins and Anna D. Barker

Diesels Come Clean

Improved engines and exhaust scrubbers, combined with a new fuel, willmake energy-efficient diesels nearly as green as hybrids

By Steven Ashley

A Digital Life

New systems may allow people to record everything they see and hear--and even things they cannot sense--and to store all these data in a personal digital archive...

By Gordon Bell and Jim Gemmell

Down Go the Dams

Many dams are being torn down these days, allowing rivers and the ecosystems they support to rebound. But ecological risks abound as well. Can they be averted?

By Jane C. Marks


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