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Seconds Before the Big OneEarthquake detection systems can sound the alarm in the moments before a big tremor strikes—time enough to save lives
By Richard Allen
The Enemy within: A New Pattern of Antibiotic ResistanceA new pattern of antibiotic resistance that is spreading around the globe may soon leave us defenseless against a frighteningly wide range of dangerous bacterial infections
By Maryn McKenna
Solving the Cocktail Party ProblemComputers have great trouble deciphering voices that are speaking simultaneously. That may soon change
By Graham P. Collins
Neuroscience in the CourtroomBrain scans and other types of neurological evidence are rarely a factor in trials today. Someday, however, they could transform judicial views of personal credibility and responsibility
By Michael S. Gazzaniga
Natural-Born KillerLethal from day one, the tentacled snake uses surprisingly sly tactics to capture fish
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Food FightGenetically modified crops, says agro-research czar Roger Beachy, receive an unjustified shellacking from environmentalists
By Brendan Borrell
The Orderly Chaos of ProteinsTo do their magic in the cell, proteins must fold into rigid shapes—or so standard wisdom says. But a more tangled story is beginning to emerge
By A. Keith Dunker and Richard W. Kriwacki
The Inflation DebateIs the theory at the heart of modern cosmology deeply flawed?
By Paul J. Steinhardt
Can the Dead Sea Live?Irrigation and mining are sucking the salt lake dry, but together Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority could save the sacred sea
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