Long ago, a special population of mammoths once called an island in the Bering Sea home. Now, researchers are digging into the mud at St. Paul Island to discover what drove them to extinction. Then, meet James Allison, a doctor who is fighting cancer his own way: hacking patients' immune systems. Learn how he is changing the cancer game.
You'll also get a close-up glimpse at an ambitious and innovative project to send nanospacecraft Alpha Centauri, our closest neighboring star system. Find out why it's so hard to resist the office doughnuts, and see why researchers are racing against the clock to study long-lost lunar data before it disappears. It's time to dig into the November issue of Discover!