Table of Contents August 2001

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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Why a thousand of the best physicists from around the world are trying so hard to catch just a few of nature's weirdest particles
Mad cow disease could wreak havoc in the US because nearly everything we taste has cow in it.
Chunks of planets were flying all over the place when the solar system was young—and some may have carried hitchhikers
A relentless dinosaur hunter unearths an entire ecosystem from the middle cretaceous period, not to mention some exotic new cousins of T. rex
Just because we don't understand how the brain interprets the messages it gets from the eye doesn't mean we can't help the blind see again
Does a mother's lullaby give an infant a better chance for survival?


For more than a century, the key to cancer therapy has always been, "Wait for the pathology report."