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Publisher's Summary

This edition includes four articles.

First, we'll hear about a theory of Autism that says when the brain's mirror neuron system malfunctions, perhaps lack of empathy and other characteristics of autism are the result.

We'll also hear about malware going mobile – the threat of new viruses targeting mobile devices like cell phones.

Also, we'll hear about: Reviving dead zones, which are oxygen-deprived coastal areas that are hostile to marine life.

Finally, we'll take a look at seeing with superconductors, which have applications ranging from anti-terrorism to astronomy.

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