Table of Contents August 2004

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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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plankton-opener
The world would be a barren place without these ubiquitous plants at the bottom of the food chain
A growing body of evidence indicates that memory is deeply unreliable and that life-shattering events cannot be buried for years and then winched out of the deep waters of the subconscious
If we understand these mysterious particles, will we know why we exist?
forbidden-opener
What can studies of pornography, prostitutes and seedy truck stops contribute to society?
cassini-opener
Cassini's first photos from the ringed planet promise enough awe and wonder to last a lifetime.
twins-opener
Twin research is finally beginning to reveal what really makes us tick.

DEPARTMENTS

Evaluating fussiness in a baby is tricky, but a heart rate of 220 is not ambiguous
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