In this issue: "Naked Singularities": Gravitational singularity that may violate the known laws of physics. "Nanomedicine Targets Cancer": A "systems" approach to medicine is helping to reveal the causes of disease. "Sculpting the Brain": New findings could aid in the diagnosis and treatment of autism, schizophrenia and other disorders. "New Dawn for Electric Rockets": Efficient electric plasma engines are propelling the next generation of space probes to the outer solar system. "The Origin of the Land Under the Sea": Scientists have solved the mystery as to how lava can exist deep under the ocean.
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