Table of Contents March 2005

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Worldwide deforestation, mining, overgrazing, and the diversion of water have combined to create huge dust clouds that carry bacteria, viruses, soot, acids, radioactive isotopes, and pesticides from Asia and Africa to the United States
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His daughter's archive offers a wormhole into the secret life of a charismatic physicist
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Race has been a surrogate for biology. We don't have that luxury anymore
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A little mercury is all that humans need to do away with themselves quietly, slowly, and surely
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Despite decades of study, why earthquakes happen and when they do remains one of the great mysteries of science. A two-mile-deep tunnel boring into America's most infamous fault may soon change that
Great scientists discuss the breakthroughs of the last quarter century—and the next
In a wonderland called Madagascar, a modern-day Darwin discovers hundreds of new species

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Over-the-counter drugs can be risky
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