Table of Contents September 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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Worried about global warming? Talk to a few scientists at Woods Hole. Oceanographers there are seeing big trouble with the Gulf Stream, which warms both North America and Europe
Connect our last parcels of wilderness, like pearls on a necklace, and mountain lions, bobcats, and wolves might once again roam their ancestral ranges
A superabsorbent polymer reinvigorates an old dream
Fish farming is rapidly becoming a bigger enterprise than beef ranching. Critics contend it is also destroying land along coasts and hastening the demise of wild fish
Where a computer model has determined it's safe for America to bury its nuclear garbage
New results offer both a new chronicle of how the universe has evolved and an unnerving prophecy of how it may end.


A sore marks the telltale path of a troublesome parasite.