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The cover story this month takes a look at suspended animation, and how close we are to making it a reality. Plus, a dissenting look at the side-effects of obesity, the ancient origins of the modern intellect, and chemical companies that attempt to evade government regulations by fabricating scientific uncertainty.
Learn more about global warming in Michael Crichton's State of Fear (Unabridged).
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