Table of Contents October 2005

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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The gravitational tug of a giant like Jupiter could lead us to Earth II
Now a woman can store her eggs and conceive a baby in her sixties.
Heading toward twice the CO2 in the atmosphere by 2100
Nutritional genomics promises to make diets truly personal
Is what's inside Earth simply the other half of our only satellite?
Neural implants will treat tremors, paralysis, and even memory loss
Stop thinking transistors on chips and start thinking 'up' or 'down' electrons
The race is on to develop medicines faster and keep ahead of bacteria and viruses.
A creative proposal: Teach young minds spooky physics first
We may finally be smart enough to build a new world, atom by atom


Common hospital gear opens up a new way of reconstructing Homo sapiens' ancestors.
For better or worse, sex chromosomes are linked to human intelligence
Two weeks of virtual digging at a fabled site upends two decades' worth of preconceived ideas
Scientists wire the oceans with data cables, permanent observatories, and robots that can roam for years
Who needs oil or coal or gas when the world is full of plain old algae?
Researchers focus on differences between groups to find bad DNA
Could a pill control appetite and keep you alive decades longer?
Software upgrades promise to turn the Internet into a lush rain forest of information teeming with new life

Shaking beads compacts them into an immovable state

These tiny life-forms may explain how animals at the bottom of the ocean get enough to eat

A vaccine is being developed that works by spraying gold particles onto human skin

Nature's tricks could teach us a lot about other planets.
Does the force that keeps us on the home planet work differently at smaller scales?
Scientists copy nature's tricks to create life, molecule by molecule
New controversy over whether a single theory can explain everything
Bye-bye, blood tests: Saliva may contain all a doctor needs to know about your body
Missing: Half a universe. Last seen: 13.7 billion years ago

The bird’s songs signal much more than just its presence

A group of scientists say humans are to blame