Table of Contents August 1994

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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Bacteria, ancient members of the prokaryotic world, are striking back with a vengeance and we are running out of weapons to fight them.
When it comes to particle accelerators, bigger has always meant better. But now a small new machine in Virginia promises to measure up the big guys.
To learn how to better preserve human organs for transplantation, scientists may need to take a lesson from some remarkable frozen frogs.
What is it about our brains that gives us the capacity for language?
Jet propulsion is a popular but problematic way to get around, for humans and animals both. It's simple. It's effective. And it's costly.