Table of Contents October 2007

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FEATURES

Discover sends an intoxicated investigator to find out.
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Thousands of New Yorkers were endangered by WTC debris—and government malfeasance.
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Ultrafast scramjets, mach-10 wind tunnels, cockpit displays that see through clouds...
Stem-cell research lurches along through roadblocks and red tape.
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The secretary of education wants to draw support for science education from some unusual quarters.
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Super lasers, binoculars that read minds, manipulating the "human terrain"...
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How do you grow a bumper crop of math and science teachers?
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Miami's Ryder Trauma Center saves lives in miraculous fashion.
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Creationism battles for the hearts and minds of America’s teachers.
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The Sputnik generation handed us a lead. Now we're squandering it.
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And you thought the Bush administration was bad.

DEPARTMENTS

Giving a new definition to "cold war"
Fifty years after Sputnik, Burt Rutan leads a new space race.
A world map can give a true reading of research around the globe.
If the science moves like Moore's law, get ready for bio-freakiness.
We now know the planet is quite mushy—but at least we know.

DATA

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Even a rock with no atmosphere needs to let it out sometimes.
The great debate of human origins finally gets settled . . . maybe.
Without jittery eye motion, our most powerful sense is blunted.
Researchers infer how animals moved by studying inner-ear gyroscopes.
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