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In this issue:

"Ghostly Beacons of New Physics": The strangest beasts in the particle zoo may soon open the way to unexplored realms.

"The Future of Medicine": New techniques for inducing damaged organs to repair themselves could revolutionize the treatment of heart and neurodegenerative disorders and all kinds of injuries.

"A Low-Cost Ticket to Space": Privately owned space launch companies could herald in an era of cheaper and more frequent flights to space.

"Anguish of the Abandoned Child": The results of a first-ever trial comparing the emotional and physical well-being of institutionalized children with those placed in foster homes.

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