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In this issue:

"The Chaotic Genesis of Planets": Planetary formation turns out to be startlingly chaotic.

"Science 2.0: Is Open Access Science the Future?": Is posting raw results online a great tool or a great risk?

"Regulating Evolution: How Gene Switches Make Life": How diverse animals arise from very similar sets of genes.

"Hooked from the First Cigarette": Cigarette addiction can arise astonishingly fast. But new therapies could make quitting easier.

"Nuclear Fuel Recycling: More Trouble Than It's Worth": The advantages of reusing spent reactor fuel pale in comparison with the dangers.

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