Table of Contents April 2007

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FEATURES

Make sure to weigh all the information.
Precious soil could save the rainforest and combat global warming.
Saturn's moon Titan is an icy, fun-house version of Earth.
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The devastating derangements of autism also show up in the gut and in the immune system. That unexpected discovery is sparking new treatments that target the body in addition to the brain.
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What are fecal bacteria doing on our leafy greens?
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Most of our exploding collection of science information is junk.

DEPARTMENTS

It's quietly seeped into many scientific fields.
In the face of mad cow disease, why did the British keep eating their beef?
Al lifelong obsession leads to the mysterious hedecatope—a seemingly impossible geometric form that, in its own small way, links together the whole universe.
Penguin poop reveals secrets of the Antarctic climate.
Modern robots can respond to emotion and the smell of fine wines.
Motorists have become wimpy, passive, and sheltered.
An embryo that lands short of the womb can cause fatal complications.
In an animal rights publicity circus, the animals lose.
Microsoft's co-founder throws his fortune at the frontiers of science.
Think you’re above doing evil? Think again.
Discovery Channel's Planet Earth series draws toward a close.
Amazing photos of animals living in the darkest, deepest ocean.
For those people fascinated by Einstein or the grandeur of a redwood forest.

DATA

Evolution is alive and swimming in Borneo.
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Ebola drives gorillas toward extinction.
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The strange link between herpes and memory
What your dog says when it barks.
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We could hit the jackpot by 2010.
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Rhythm that would put a metronome to shame.
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Take a really close look at the inside of your eye.
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So what if you can’t be a pilot?
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Human brain evolution seems to be slowing.
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Dante gets an extreme makeover.
A dark force that is pulling the cosmos apart
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Starfish can grow new arms. Why can't we?
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45,000-year-old carvings found in Russia.
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