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The Big Idea

Organ Regeneration

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    The Secrets of Long Life

    Residents of Okinawa, Sardinia, and Loma Linda, California, live longer, healthier lives than just about anyone else on Earth.

     

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    The God Particle

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    Future Power: Where Will the World Get Its Next Energy Fix?

    Using electrochemical reactions to release energy, fuel cells may be a major source of power in the years ahead.

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Quizzes and Games

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    Go Inside the God Particle

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    Virtual Monkey

    A study has monkeys directing a "virtual hand" through electrical brain impulses.

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    Match Game

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National Geographic Magazine

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    Solar Storms Pictures

    The space-weather forecast for the next few years: solar storms, with a chance of catastrophic blackouts on Earth. Are we prepared?

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    Terra-Cotta Army Pictures

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    Visions Pictures

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