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In this issue:

"Looking for Life in the Multiverse": Universes with different physical laws might still be habitable.

"Local Nuclear War, Global Suffering": Nuclear war between India and Pakistan could cool the globe and starve most of the human race.

"A Plan to Defeat Neglected Tropical Diseases": A global initiative aimed at breaking a devastating cycle of poverty.

"Real Money from Virtual Worlds": Online fantasy games have enabled world entrepreneurs to make a living by trading stashes of make-believe gold for hard cash.

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