Table of Contents December 2002

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 one that counts brought not only light to the universe, it created the seeds of life
Here comes a digital-camera chip that could change everything
Only metals can become magnetic, right? Introducing buckyballs that may undo our thinking on yet another scientific principle
Can ailments such as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure be linked to poor conditions in the womb? David Barker thinks so—and he's not alone
Two sleuthing scientists track down the cause of sudden oak death, a new disease that threatens every oak, redwood, and Douglas fir in the country
The answer is yes but only in very small doses, says one of the country's most respected toxicologists. If he's right, environmental regulation will never be the same


Why can't this baby hold down her formula?