Inside the March 2014 Issue of Discover magazine

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Waukesha, WI – The March 2014 issue of Discover magazine speculates what we might learn about life on other planets by exploring Earth’s most extreme landscapes, investigates the unexpected medicinal possibilities of nicotine and profiles the energy firms turning pig waste into sustainable power.

Cover Story: Alien Worlds on Earth
Page 40, by Steve Nadis
Astrobiologist Chris McKay travels the globe in search of otherworldly environments and clues to the limits of extraterrestrial life.

The Nicotine Fix
Page 36, by Dan Hurley
The long-villainized stimulant might just be a pharmacological friend to those suffering from Parkinson’s, schizophrenia and other illnesses.

Where’s Buddy?
Page 46, by Jeff Wheelwright
A solitary wolverine’s long odyssey across the American West challenges assumptions researchers have long held about the animals.

The Power and Glory of the Maya Queens
Page 52, by Tasha Eichenseher
More than a thousand years ago, a real Game of Thrones in the Central American heartland was brutal and bloody. And not just for boys.

Infected Infections
Page 20, by Linda Marsa
A new weapon against antibiotic-resistant bacteria could be here to stay.

Pig Power Pays Off
Page 58, by Wendee Nicole
A burgeoning industry is going whole hog on a new kind of sustainable energy technology. But can these pioneering firms spin a silk purse from a sow’s rear?

The magazine is available on newsstands and online Feb. 11. To schedule an interview or request a press copy, please contact Allie Curry at 646-695-7042

About Discover magazine:
Take an exciting adventure with Discover magazine as it reports captivating developments in science, medicine, technology, and the world around us. Spectacular photography and refreshingly understandable stories on complex subjects connect everyday people with the greatest ideas and minds in science. Visit Discover online, Facebook and Twitter. Discover magazine. Expand your mind.

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