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Early Diagnosis for Alzheimer's
: If we can detect the disease early, maybe we can treat it more effectively.
The World's First Cyberweapon
: The Stuxnet worm is the first cyberweapon to cause damage in the physical world--and Iran's nuclear facilities may have been its target.
Obesity Reaches Epic Proportions
: With U.S. obesity rates still rising, public health officials and pharmaceutical companies are searching for new ways to prevent or treat the epidemic.
The Map of Everything
: Astronomers use the new Planck space telescope to make a map of the entire infant universe.
Attack of the Bedbugs!
These nastly little biters are now infesting movie theaters, department stores, and motels.
Family Genomics Links DNA to Disease
: Thanks to cheaper genome sequencing, researchers can compare family members' genomes to find disease-causing mutations.
Climate Science's Big Chill
: Climate change scientists spend the year on the defensive, and climate policy stalls.
Interview with E.O. Wilson
: The evolutionary scholar is overturning his own trailblazing theories.
The World's First Synthetic Organism
: Craig Venter hopes to one day fashion designer organisms that can produce drugs or churn out biofuel.
4.4 Million Barrels Later
(pictured): The Deepwater Horizon disaster gushed oil into the Gulf of Mexico for 86 days. What are the consequences for our energy supply?