On the Cover
Volume 105, Number 1
Artificial endosymbioses hold promise for transferring their benefits to novel hosts. In mosquitoes, for example, a bacteria of the genus Wolbachia, which can live in the ovaries or testes of a variety of insects, are under exploration for their potential to cause population declines or to limit virus transmission in diseases....
Treatment of gastrointestinal tissue with ultrasound makes it more permeable to medications that can alleviate inflammatory bowel disease.
The use of beneficial microbes holds promise for public health and food production, but has trade-offs that are not yet fully understood.
Astronomers produce beautiful images by manipulating raw telescope data, but such processing makes images more accurate, not misrepresentative of reality.
The story behind the pioneering game Tetris is complex, spanning the worlds of technology, psychology, entertainment, politics, and business. Thirty years on, two books tell the tale: The Tetris Effect, by technology journalist Dan Ackerman, and Tetris, by Ignatz Award–winning cartoonist Box Brown. Each ushers readers along a distinct and enlightening path.
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