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"The Color of Plants on Other Worlds": Astronomers are learning to spot life on worlds where plants would not be green.

"The Doping Dilemma": Game theory helps explain the abuse of drugs in baseball, cycling, and other sports.

"Detecting Nuclear Smuggling": Radiation detection at US ports is still inadequate.

"Regrowing Human Limbs": The regeneration of major body parts could transform the treatment of amputations and major wounds.

"Carbon Wonderland": Graphene has a wide range of practical applications.

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