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Scientific American, July 2011 | [Scientific American]

Scientific American, July 2011

“The Limits of Intelligence": The laws of physics may prevent the human brain from evolving into an ever more powerful thinking machine. "The Best Medicine": Doctors may have come up with a prescription for our skyrocketing health care costs. "The Last Great Global Warming": Surprising new evidence suggests that the pace of the earth’s most abrupt prehistoric warm-up paled in comparison to what we face today.
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In this issue:

“The Limits of Intelligence": The laws of physics may prevent the human brain from evolving into an ever more powerful thinking machine.

"The Best Medicine": Doctors may have come up with a prescription for our skyrocketing health care costs.

"The Last Great Global Warming": Surprising new evidence suggests that the pace of the earth’s most abrupt prehistoric warm-up paled in comparison to what we face today.

"Hacking the Lights Out": The electrical power grid could be the next big target for a powerful computer virus.

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