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In this issue:

"Follow the Bouncing Universe": Our universe may have started not with a big bang - but with a big bounce.

"Lighting up the Brain": New methods used to control and study the brain activity in animals should lead to a better understanding of how the human brain functions.

"Web Science Emerges": Studying the Web will reveal better ways to exploit information, prevent identity theft, revolutionize industry and manage our ever growing online lives.

"Barcode of Life": A specific strand of DNA could be mined to help identify the legions of species of earth.

"With Open-Source Arms": A community of engineers, designers and innovators are collaborating online to make better prosthetic hands and arms for amputees.

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