Table of Contents September 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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New discoveries rewrite the book on who we are and where we came from
Boldly going where no gallery has gone before
Does the very existence of cosmic rays defy the laws of physics?
Can new 4-D mapping techniques keep these majestic creatures alive?
In January a clever probe will meet up with a flying rock that may hold the secret to life on Earth
Cell-phone coverage in the United States may be the worst in the world, and data transmission is even more troubling. Yet insiders insist there's hope
A scientist at MIT's Media Lab reveals the true nature of a college of arts and sciences


A boy is gasping for his life, and the medics' rescue measures have failed