Table of Contents February 2007

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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A Long Island particle smasher re-creates the moment of creation.
Not all fats are equal.
Think the ozone hole is on the mend? It's gotten worse.
A Harvard physicist finds that the "Enchanted Islands" are not always pretty.
In this coin game, picking second is better than first.
What sort of future do brain-injured Iraq veterans face?
Scientists go online in search of rational soul mates.
A look at the future that refuses to arrive.


Flesh-based ID tags, people with no fingerprints, and more.
An infant's rapidly growing skull provides a clue to a life-threatening condition.
A new theory may illuminate the nature of meaning.
The designers of the Creation Museum insist that science is fundamental.
Technology isn't ending mind-numbing work—it's moving it across the world.
Why people choose terrorism, the birds that beat human engineering, and more.
Smog-and-ethane powder rains on Saturn's giant moon Titan—and covers it in a mile-thick layer.
Flight data shows what's happening in North America's busy skies.


The latest in safe sex: a "smart, molecular condom"
Lice meet hair dryer of death
Giant camels coincided with Neanderthals and humans.
Butterfly effect breaks up the world's biggest iceberg
Evidence of water flowing on our most similar neighbor
Technologists invent self-sterilizing textiles.
Can the first homes unearthed near Stonehenge finally tell us what the world’s most famous megalith was for?
Geneticists bring back a virus from its grave—human DNA.
The smell of coins is actually the smell of our hands, not the money.
Geneticists spike some of their really wacky gene names.
Nanoliquid stops bleeding practically in a nanosecond
Inmates have time to watch moss grow.
An infection can make you have a car crash or determine the sex of your child.
NASA's Cassini spacecraft eyes stormy weather at Saturn's south pole.