Table of Contents October 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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With some plywood, some plastic, and a lot of H2O, William Katavolos is building the future.
Once upon a time, a few wolves gave up their freedom in exchange for our garbage. They also got smaller brains, genetic diseases, and an embarrassing array of frivolous features. In evolutionary terms, it was a terrific deal.
If you're a plant, carbon dioxide is your favorite greenhouse gas. And you'll get a lot more of it in the future. But is twice as much too much of a good thing?
Our fifth annual awards honor innovative technologies, and the men and women behind them, in seven categories: automotive and transportation; aviation and aerospace; computer hardware and electronics; computer software; environment; sight; and sound.
Caltech chemist Jacqueline Barton has found the perfect match for her elegantly designed little metal molecules--in the tangled embrance of DNA.