Table of Contents January 2001

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The End of a Great Mystery—The Real Beginning of Biology
Which of the following can computers now do better than humans? Write advanced software Design other machines Predict who will pay their bills Evolve and adapt All of the above and more
NASA's trick for saving great paintings
Raising someone else's child seems to make no sense from an evolutionary standpoint. So why is everyone doing it?


The patient's symptoms seem simple, but their cause might prove far more serious

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