On the Cover
November-December 2001 Volume 89, Number 6
The modeling of chaotic phenomena has provided many colorful images, but only rarely has it captured the unusual physical behavior found in the realm of quantum mechanics. The cover image is a Poincaré section, or a stroboscopic snapshot, of a chaotic attractor describing the motion of electrons ...
The distribution of the chemical elements in our galaxy serves as a "fossil record" of its evolutionary history
Wealthier nations are not always healthier, and efforts to improve health can be swamped by the effects of inequality and conflict
A new class of device based on electron spin, rather than on charge, may yield the next generation of microelectronics
One imagines that an organism composed of one big cell would prove quite fragile. Yet these single-celled marine plants are surprisingly robust
Simulations of atomic-scale billiards reveal chaotic phenomena that expand theory and applications, especially in nanotechnology
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A review of The Misunderstood Gene, by Michel Morange (and translated by Matthew Cobb), The Impact of the Gene, by Colin Tudge and The Cooperative Gene, by Mark Ridley.
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