Table of Contents May 2005

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FEATURES

How to stop worrying and learn to love ecological intruders
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Temple Grandin says animals think like autistic humans. She should know
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Watching sea urchins defy our knowledge of chemistry and physics
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Seven thousand feet above Arizona's saguaro forests, a unique gathering of observatories probe the universe's darkest secrets
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Arizona's Pima Indians have the world's highest rate of diabetes, and the rest of the world is catching up fast. Can geneticists figure out why?
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Can common nutrients curb violent tendencies and dispel clinical depression?

DEPARTMENTS

End-of-term complications in a difficult pregnancy almost kill a mother.

DATA

Scientists have doubled the payload of today's popcorn—at the expense of taste
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If only publishers would let us cut, paste, forward, and even change their words

A good scientist is a skeptic

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