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In this issue:

"Naked Singularities": Gravitational singularity that may violate the known laws of physics.

"Nanomedicine Targets Cancer": A "systems" approach to medicine is helping to reveal the causes of disease.

"Sculpting the Brain": New findings could aid in the diagnosis and treatment of autism, schizophrenia and other disorders.

"New Dawn for Electric Rockets": Efficient electric plasma engines are propelling the next generation of space probes to the outer solar system.

"The Origin of the Land Under the Sea": Scientists have solved the mystery as to how lava can exist deep under the ocean.

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