Table of Contents August 2005

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Meet the true masters of optics: Animals that know a lot more about slicing, dicing, and twisting beams of light than we do
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Advocates say vibrating strings underlie every particle and every force in the universe. But will anyone ever be able to prove that?
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There's a big difference between people from forests and those from arid lands.
Deaths from malaria are rising as older medicines fail
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How much greenhouse gas does your family produce?
Countless plants Americans tend with pride all came from the wilds of China.

DEPARTMENTS

A song from Shrek helps a 5-year-old boy recover his voice
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