Table of Contents March 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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How a genetically modified corn called StarLink that wasn't intended for humans got into your food supply
An energetic young scientist believes he may have found the clue that solves the mystery of how the Earth was made
Why is the universe expanding faster and faster? The answer may be a form of energy we almost can't imagine
Is the Carnivore Preservation Trust creating a genetic future for threatened species—or genetic junk?
New research indicates that teenagers who drink too much may lose as much as 10 percent of their brainpower— the difference between passing and failing in school . . . and in life
Virtual life-forms get more impressive all the time


This time it showed up as dizziness and shortness of breath. But it could have appeared as fever, weight loss, or joint pains.