Table of Contents June 2004

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What do we need sinuses for, anyway?
Scientists may soon reveal how life began on Earth—by creating a primordial organism in the lab
Why insects are vital to human survival
On a tiny island off the Danish coast, life after oil is working out just fine
The secret behind this best seller has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with numbers
(Deliveries begin in 2007)
On a remote Pacific island, the local strays look a lot like their earliest ancestors. Domestication, they show, has its share of evolutionary side effects


Why can't this woman breathe?

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