Table of Contents February 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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The remarkable journey of a tough little space probe to the place where killer asteroids lurk
Testing a new theory of mammoth extinction in
Imagine what could happen to democracy if the courts kill off this popular software
When this world-class atmospheric scientist insists there's no such thing as global warming, is he talking science—or religion?
Killer whales that live near Seattle are dying too soon and too often. Are they harbingers of an oceanic collapse—and are we next?


A teenager's stomachache proves a diagnostic puzzle — and a cautionary tale