Table of Contents June 2008

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peyote
Researchers are again using mind-bending drugs as a means of treating mental disorders.
mousesperm
Medical bots powered by sperm, clean fusion power, and two-dimensional time.
kelp
Research suggests our ancestors traveled the oceans 70,000 years ago.
domowide
Get ready for machines that care for our elderly, clean our houses, and even have sex with us.
mammatusclouds
Could new technology help humans eliminate "acts of God"?
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Biologist Peter Duesberg was all but banished from science for his views on HIV.
intro
Thoughts and illustrations from the head of a science legend.
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Growing electronics with viruses, finding alien life, and quantum privacy protection.

DEPARTMENTS

Forget short showers. Worry about the 6,340 gallons of "virtual water" in your leather bag.
A housewife's unusual bathroom trips lead her doctor to diagnose a rare tropical disease.
Galileo was forced to recant his astronomical theories on the summer solstice of 1633.
New hi-tech chips put wireless communications on steroids.
The Honda Clarity is for real, but it's not zero-emissions.

DATA

Try to figure out the "virtual water" use in everyday products.
Procrastination works fine—in a world where the future is perfectly predictable.
lynx3
Captive breeding may sound great, but the captives don't do so well in nature.
Four-and-a-half inch aircraft are providing a bird's-eye view of Iraq.
norway
Iron Man suits, ice telescopes, and underwater CO2 traps
Freeman Dyson gives DISCOVER a peek at his stash of bedroom reading.
simplexity
"Simplexity" explores the intricacy of everyday life.
animalresearch
A scientists reveals the harassment he experienced from animal rights activists.
spycraft
A new book by CIA insiders reveals the most James Bond-like real-world spy devices.
How many ways can humans fail at manipulating nature?
Lasers set to the right frequency may effectively knock out the virus.
Global warming and overfishing are killing reefs while scientists struggle to save them.
caral
An excavation team has uncovered what may be the continent's oldest settlement.
Scientists are developing new technology to control old natural hazards.
A new show on Nova offers easily digestible chunks of science.
A first-hand test of the tech that revolutionized swimming.
cureunknowncover
A DISCOVER editor reveals her personal story.
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