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In this issue:

"The First Starlight": The first stars ended the dark ages of the universe.

"Rise of the Human Predator": Surprising new insights into how our ancestors became skilled hunters.

"Journey to Bottom of the Sea": High-tech submersibles are poised to explore the ocean’s deepest trenches in an effort to tackle long-standing questions about exotic creatures, the source of tsunamis and the origins of life on earth.

"The Genetic Geography of the Brain": The first detailed maps of what our genes are doing inside our brains challenge a long-held theory of how our gray matter works.

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