Table of Contents May 2004

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Determining when life begins is complicated by a process that unfolds months before a sperm meets an egg
Are the brain's emotional circuits hardwired for speed?
Two miles long, with towers nearly as tall as those of the World Trade Center, the Messina Bridge challenges science's ability to design around wind, earthquakes, and environmentalists
Can biologists resurrect the mighty chestnut that once dominated the forests of eastern America?
Scientists have discovered that fish in the ocean glow, gleam, spark, and light up like neon signs. Now they want to know how
If we want to be a spacefaring nation, we'll have to get better at predicting the weather the nearest star throws at us


A young athlete stumbles around the emergency room like an old man

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