Table of Contents June 2018

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This issue's cover story addresses that perennial question: Sure, technology is cool, but where's my flying car? The concept is both closer and further than you might think, as senior associate editor Bill Andrews shows in his dive into the technologies and gadgets we were promised, but never received.

Also in our June issue: The hidden dangers of melting permafrost, all that a tooth can say about you and the fundamental difficulties of talking about time.

So buckle up and hang tight — you're in for a wild ride, no flying car required.

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FEATURES

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Time depends on speed and mass, which means it's not as consistent as we think.
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We maybe don't have jetpacks or flying cars, but present-day technology is still pretty innovative.
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Melting permafrost in the Arctic is unearthing diseases and destroying landscapes.
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If eyes are the window to the soul, then teeth are the window to personal health.

DEPARTMENTS

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Can we geoengineer our way out of climate change?
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Quasars, the distant galaxies with active supermassive black holes at their centers, may be linked to the origins of ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays.
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Signs of cancer lurk in bodily fluids. Detecting them could help diagnose the disease.
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A middle-aged man collapses and, for 15 minutes, has no pulse. Can he return to life?
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New evidence shows that right-handed dominance is age-old, and that handedness might not even originate in the brain.
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Having a third person present during negotiations can keep everything going smoothly.
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Learn why it’s highly sought, out of this world and a builder of countries.

THE CRUX

Settlers of the Sea
A better way to restore coral reefs.
Nearly 20 years later, we’re still searching for the little blue pill for learning.
Big science does the Big River justice.
The Chemtrail Conspiracy Theory Lives On
How pervasive is the scheme that the government is dousing hazardous chemicals from the sky?
Building Blocks
Water in a new state, how CRISPR can fight Huntington's disease, photons cozy up and more.
Mountains' Majesty Melting
A University of Washington team measures glacier loss from a different perspective.
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