Table of Contents November 1993

Discover Magazine's mission is to enable readers to lead richer lives by explaining and expanding their universe.  Each month we bring you in depth information and analysis from various topics ranging from technology and space to the living world we live in.
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Sepsis stalks the halls of today's high-tech hospitals just as confidently as it walked the bloody fields of Gettysburg.
The ocean is a menagerie of plants and animals of a diversity we're only beginning to fathom.
Some perceived limits to our material world may not be limits at all. With the help of computers and the fundamental laws of physics, we can make exotic new substances almost any way we like.
Western drug hunters are swarming over the globe looking for medicinal plants.
In the name of peace, the Army will soon start incinerating millions of aging weapons filled with lethal nerve gas and mustard gas. But some residents of Utah, where the burning will begin, are a bit worried by that.