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Scientific American, April 2011 | [Scientific American]

Scientific American, April 2011

"The Inflation Debate": Our best explanation of how the universe evolved must be fixed – or replaced. "The Enemy Within": A new pattern of antibiotic resistance may soon leave us defenseless against a frighteningly wide range of dangerous bacterial infections. "Neuroscience in the Courtroom": Brain scans and other types of neurological evidence could transform judicial views of personal credibility and responsibility.
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In this issue:

"The Inflation Debate": Our best explanation of how the universe evolved must be fixed – or replaced.

"The Enemy Within": A new pattern of antibiotic resistance may soon leave us defenseless against a frighteningly wide range of dangerous bacterial infections.

"Neuroscience in the Courtroom": Brain scans and other types of neurological evidence could transform judicial views of personal credibility and responsibility.

"Seconds before the Big One": Scientists have figured out a way to provide advanced warning before an earthquake strikes.

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