Table of Contents December 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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Coming soon to an operating room near you: a remote-controlled robot operates on a flesh-and-blood patient while--miles away--the human surgeon deftly cuts with virtual scalpels.
What could be simpler? Take a clump of sticks, pull them out one by one, win the game. But in the hands of a mathematician, this is far from child's play.
At the heart of new research into proteins, dark matter, and particle physics is a peculiar sort of ripple that defies all expectations -- a wave that doesn't wave.