Table of Contents September 2004

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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100 years ago, Albert Einstein rocked our universe—and we're still reeling
If others like him ever come along, how will we know them? By a remarkable ability to ask the right questions clearly and cleanly.
Einstein was often wrong, but even his errors led to deep truths.
Surprisingly few theorists have the courage to emulate the master of modern physics.
How could one man be genius, secular saint, pacifist, humanitarian, indifferent parent, jokester, poet, dreamer, musician, world saver, father of the bomb, loyal friend, flirt, and fraud?
Look around and you'll find Einstein's fingerprints on everything from GPS satellites to Viagra.
Beyond Einstein, physics faces six great questions.
Some of the world's greatest scientific minds tell us what they love—and hate—about Einstein.
Scientists finally have the technology to construct mind-boggling experiments that can tell us just how far relativity can be stretched.
He failed, of course, but he didn't exactly waste his time.


Rhesus monkeys have an innate resistance to AIDS, and scientists may know why.
Animals are raising their voices in order to be heard above the noises of human civilization.
Tracking a gunshot to its source.
A fuel-efficient hybrid hits the road soon.
A new fossil find is redefining the history of wrinkle-face dinosaurs.
Targeting the secrets to why our youth fades.
Peering at an extraterrestrial construction project.
Bared bosoms have been deeply embedded in culture for hundreds of years.
Planetary scientists now suspect Phoebe started out in the Kuiper belt.