Table of Contents August 2008

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FEATURES

liar
An interrogation expert spills his secrets.
data
Futurist Vernor Vinge predicts a world of techno-human superbeings.
geoeye1
Widely available satellite imagery is making governments around the world awfully nervous.
stephensubway
A DISCOVER editor delves into the unseen forces that affect our lives.
eso
Could the vacuum contain dark energy, gravity particles, and frictionless gears?
schizo1
A new mix of therapy and medication may stave off psychosis among teens at risk.
blackhole
Don't be too concerned that the world’s largest particle accelerator is about to go online.

DEPARTMENTS

A 3-D rendering of a peptide shows a clear marker of the disease.
The CIA's experimentation with LSD led to disastrous results.
A patient’s abdominal pain challenges doctors in post-Katrina New Orleans.
How science makes modern athletes go higher, move faster, and stay safer.
The three methods your mind uses to reverse, speed, and even slow the minutes.
"Popular epidemiologist" Phil Brown comes to the aid of environmental contamination victims.
Your cell phone will provide the important linkage between the real world and the digital universe.

DATA

cow
Genetically modified grass could be the key to reducing cow emissions.
verner
A science fiction giant reveals his reading list.
grizzly
A weekend course sends visitors into the wild to see the bears up close.
human
Our language capabilities, cultures, and abstract thinking aren't as unique as we'd like to think.
13things
A new book explores what we still don't know about science.
cold
Not quite, but you will find plenty in a locker room.
Powerful peptides from alligator blood; synthetic peptoids from the lab.
carbonage
A new book takes readers through the birth and unstoppable rise of this dangerous element.
lonliness
A new book explores the negative effects of being alone: heart disease, cancer, gastrointestinal ailments, etc.
traffic
A look at the science behind gridlock, from Pompeii to L.A.
babbage
The Victorian-age machine is finally up and running.
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