Table of Contents February 2005

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FEATURES

Digital organisms that breed thousands of times faster than common bacteria are beginning to shed light on some of the biggest unanswered questions of evolution
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Asia is brewing a deadly virus, but only with the right ingredients can it morph into an epidemic
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Great scientists discuss the breakthroughs of the last quarter century—and the next
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After scientists made the bomb, they had to redeem themselves
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A completely different view of ravenous black holes, exploding stars, colliding galaxies, and other wonders of the universe a human eye can't see
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Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be slackers when the difference between success and failure is as simple as building a robot
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What would happen to our planet if the mighty hand of humanity simply disappeared?

DEPARTMENTS

The cause of a teenage athlete's fever and pain takes a doctor by surprise
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