Table of Contents August 1998

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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Sleeping sickness - once thought to be vanquished - is raging back across Africa. At the center of the epidemic, an American doctor is trying to clear a small patch of good health.
Being an astronaut is glamorous, exciting, and dangerous. It can also be tedious and undignified, particularly if you're preparing to build the International 2 Station.


What makes a pulsar spin?
Is it the first planet seen outside our solar system, or something completely different?
Gaze toward the Milky Way's core, around which we imperceptibly revolve
Infants don't suddenly stop nursing and starve themselves. What was happening to Jarret Fox?