Table of Contents May 2018

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Welcome to what our editors have been calling the "provocative medicine" issue. It's our take on three issues that tend to be inherently interesting to readers. And that's understandable, since they're essential parts of being alive on this planet: pain, food and sex.

Out contributors also bring us to a century-old battlefield where life springs anew, a mission to catalogue new species before they disappear and a continent that may be splitting apart.

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Amid a public health crisis, the hunt for an opioid alternative is on.
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Men want an alternative birth control. So why can’t researchers create one?
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The continent may be splitting apart, and so is consensus among geologists.
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The most likely reason for our obesity epidemic is the one we don’t want to hear.

DEPARTMENTS

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A 20-something father falls apart, but for unexpected reasons.
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A region in France devastated by battle undergoes an ecological makeover.
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The tiger is the biggest cat, black panthers are not a species and the real reason two lions became the Man-Eaters of Tsavo.
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Scientists race to sample undiscovered species before they vanish — even as many sit on museum shelves.

THE CRUX

A researcher works to destroy cancers before they take shape.
What science has to say about America’s most popular horse race.
The sloshing in your drink shows up in lakes and bays, too.
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