Table of Contents May 2007

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Buying a pack of gum can leave you $5 richer.
Seeking the universe’s missing ingredient inside a Minnesota mountain.
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How a mental gym can tone your mind and stave off memory loss.
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Inbred oddballs help decode everything from cancer to obesity.
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Hibernation could be the key to surviving a trip to the ER.
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The biggest recent supernova revealed how stars live and die.

DEPARTMENTS

Chimps created tools like humans' over 4,000 years ago.
VR in the real world may soon surpass the famous glove from Minority Report.
A hardwired moral code leaves a lot of room for interpretation.
Who are the real subjects of these twisted psych experiments?
Charting the network of jocks, gadget hounds, political junkies and porn aficionados.
1970s psychotherapy is alive and screaming in Venice, Calif.
A woman battles a disease so diverse that it eludes diagnosis.
Get ready for gentler aptitude ratings like Ideaphoria and Foresight.
Erasing with bread crumbs, pencil as murder weapon, and more.
A jazzy new Hall of Human Origins opens at the American Museum of Natural History.
The New Yorker ignores the elephant in the room: money.

DATA

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Your mother's cells can be a part of you for decades.
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It's easy—stick a big radio transmitter on their heads.
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A one-celled vaginal parasite sports more genes than its human host.
Nimble wings may inspire aircraft of the future.
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It may not be a question of which genes, but how they behave.
In the fight for fertilization, rodent sperm band together.
Controlling a robot with an electrode-studded swim cap.
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Traffic signs are as unnecessary as they are annoying.
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Proliferation gives new life to old fear.
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A power station eats up dirty landfill and churns out clean electricity.
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The future of super-fast computing appears on the horizon.
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Space weather is finally available in 3-D.
Squiggles of color could indicate a tender heart.
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