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Publisher's Summary

This edition includes four articles. First, we'll hear about a theory of Autism that says when the brain's mirror neuron system malfunctions, perhaps lack of empathy and other characteristics of autism are the result.We'll also hear about malware going mobile – the threat of new viruses targeting mobile devices like cell phones.Also, we'll hear about: Reviving dead zones, which are oxygen-deprived coastal areas that are hostile to marine life.Finally, we'll take a look at seeing with superconductors, which have applications ranging from anti-terrorism to astronomy.
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