Discover July/August 2016

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The human thirst for knowledge is a mighty thing. From researchers who devote their lives to science, to you, our readers, learning how the world works is a never-ending quest. We’ve boiled down the infinite expanse of knowledge to 15 hot areas of science, and spelled out everything worth knowing about each.

Plus, learn how Hubble Deep Field changed astronomy, and take a trip back in time to see how the dangers of early train travel sparked a medical specialty that’s left its mark. We’re also introducing a new medical science column, called Prognosis, in this special issue of Discover. So forge ahead and get the rundown on dinosaurs, black holes, stem cells, microbiomes, entanglement, medical imaging and more.

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Special Section: Everything Worth Knowing
by The Editors
In this special issue of Discover, we dive into the hottest topics in science, and boil them down to the essentials.

Everything Worth Knowing About ... Black Holes
by Sarah Scoles
Get sucked in!

Everything Worth Knowing About ... How We Learn
by Teal Burrell
Amnesiacs, memory champions and rats, oh my!
    
Everything Worth Knowing About ... Scientific Dating Methods
by Gemma Tarlach
This dating scene is dead.
    
Everything Worth Knowing About ... Sleep Disorders
by Lisa Marshall
Don’t let these ailments keep you up at night.
    
Everything Worth Knowing About ... Human Origins
by Gemma Tarlach
The skeletons in our closet.

Everything Worth Knowing About ... Stem Cells
by Adam Piore
Superheroes of the cellular world.

Everything Worth Knowing About ... Sea Level Rise
by April Reese
How many cities will our oceans swallow?

Everything Worth Knowing About ... Creativity
by Lacy Schley
Igniting the spark.
    
Everything Worth Knowing About ... Antibiotic Resistance
by Christian Millman
Can we get ahead of their wily ways?

Everything Worth Knowing About ... Moons of Our Solar System
by Bill Andrews
There are more than you think.
    
Everything Worth Knowing About ... Entanglement
by Devin Powell
The “spooky action” really exists.

Everything Worth Knowing About ... Microbiomes
by Kristin Ohlson
Invisible worlds, ultimate partners.

Everything Worth Knowing About ... Animal Intelligence
by Kristin Ohlson
Humans aren’t the only brainiacs.
    
Everything Worth Knowing About ... Medical Imaging
by Christian Millman
Getting inside your head (and other parts).

Everything Worth Knowing About ... Dinosaurs
by Gemma Tarlach
How to identify one in the wild. (Hey, it could happen.)
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