Table of Contents November 2003

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 14th Annual Discover Magazine Awards for Innovation in Space Science and Technology
A century ago, most Americans lived to be about 50. Today people over 100 make up the fastest-growing segment of the population. As some researchers bet that children born today will live to be 150, others say there is no upward limit on longevity
A myrmecologist captures the delicate subterranean mansions of the insect world's master architects
Should we torch oil spills off Alaska with napalm?
The Boy NASA Couldn't Keep On Earth
The Hubble Telescope's Best Friend
The Inventor Who Saved 65,000 Lives
The Seer of Geostationary Satellites
The Astronomers Who Proved Carl Sagan Correct
New images from Hubble preview the death of our sun: swift, colorful, and surprisingly tempestuous


A child's disease rears up against adults as their vaccinations wear thin


The sky turns cloudy this month. But even on overcast days, there is still plenty of spectacle to see up above
A general theory of wrinkling puts your face in touch with the universe
If only an elite minority of Americans understands science and technology, there is no hope of democracy
What to do with Google when you're bored
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