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Checking Oil's ID

CHECKING OIL'S I.D.

A new kind of chemical analysis distinguishes good oil from bad. The technique may lead to a cleaner environment and ease pain at the pump for cash-strapped consumers. Considering the U.S. won't kick its addiction to crude anytime soon, this innovative expertise trickling from academia to industry is more important than ever.

The Other Shakespeare

THE OTHER SHAKESPEARE

Who knew Shakespeare had some serious competition? In the bawdy world of Elizabethan England, there was more than one Bard. His name was Thomas Middleton and he was among the hottest celebrities of his day. A recent book spotlights the wit and genius of this extraordinary-yet all-but-forgotten-man of letters.

Protein Promise

PROTEIN PROMISE

A natural molecule shows promise in keeping blood flowing and the heart pumping. Its potential for keeping heart disease at bay has some cardiac patients rejoicing over what could become a life-saving drug.

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A Celebration of Science and Discovery • Treasured Texts • Biology's Big New Eye • Stem-Cell Shortcut • Sharkman