Table of Contents March 2017

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Egypt isn’t the only resting place of mummies. Cultures across the world preserved their dead, many of them women. Now, these mummified maidens are giving us a better picture of their ancient world.

While beekeepers across America fight for the survival of their winged charges, political agendas threaten vital scientific progress. And when it comes to burning fat, evolution and genetics have stacked the odds against some of us in the battle against the bulge. This and so much more in the March issue of Discover.
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FEATURES

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They lived lives of prestige and power. In death, these women still command attention.
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Some say the universe will end in fire. Some say ice. Or maybe not.
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The science and politics of saving America’s bees gets messy. And the bees continue to die.
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Changes in our DNA can determine much more than the battle of thick versus thin.

DEPARTMENTS

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Your diet isn’t the only thing tied to your metabolism. These processes regulate all kinds of biological systems — even artificial ones, like cities.
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One woman was all that stood between thalidomide and America.
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A middle-aged man puts his life on the line to diagnose a mysterious bleeding condition.
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Using cave paintings and skeletons, scientists are resurrecting the first recorded animal to have gone extinct.

THE CRUX

Investigating an arachnid’s visual sense leads to an eye-opening discovery.
Next-gen robots that see, feel and learn are taking over factories around the world.
Marie Curie. Rosalind Franklin. Ada Lovelace. Before these wonder women of modern science could make their marks, another group of females would leave their own scientific legacies in great, ancient civilizations.
From egalitarian kids to STDs.
Ditch the steak and eat a bug.
The fishing industry, visualized in real-time.
Experts continue to quarrel over the stances' supposed benefits.
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