Scientific American Highlights: November 2007

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Scientific American (, one of the world's most enduring and revered science and technology magazines, announces the new November 2007 issue, including a special report entitled "Do We Need New Nukes?" The editorial content for the November issue includes:

Nuclear Weapons in a New World


"Nuclear Weapons in a New World"

Countries are altering their nuclear arsenals, prompting the U.S. to refurbish its own warheads. 8B6BAC35-E7F2-99DF-3CCF75A1FFBCEFBA

"The Nuclear Threat"

By Mark Fischetti

A look at strike capabilities worldwide, and how a bomb would affect single cities and people. 3349E548E4D3AE3F&chanID=sa006&colID=1

"A Need for New Warheads?"

By David Biello

The U.S. government's proposal to build the first new nuclear warhead in two decades raises a host of questions. 8B82BD4C-E7F2-99DF-389EE6B6C0DD914E


"The Great Cosmic Roller-Coaster Ride"

By Cliff Burgess and Fernando Quevedo

Could cosmic inflation be a sign that our universe is in a far vaster realm? 31FAE14B26815014&chanID=sa006&colID=1


"Cell Defenses and the Sunshine Vitamin"

By Luz E. Tavera-Mendoza and John H. White

Scientists now recognize that vitamin D does much more than build strong bones and that many people are not getting enough of it. 8B8ACB9D-E7F2-99DF-35E10D1D3B2F1E59


"Playing Defense Against Lou Gehrig's Disease"

By Patrick Aebischer and Ann C. Kato

Researchers have proposed potential therapies for a paralyzing disorder once thought to be untreatable. 8A9E1D96-E7F2-99DF-33A13E304E8F3F0E


"Brilliant Displays"

By M. Mitchell Waldrop

A new technology can make cell phone and other displays bright and clear, even in the sun's glare. 8B9B849E-E7F2-99DF-3E12AE7E6FE4243E


"The Science of Doing Good"

By Sheri Fink

Information technology, satellite imaging and research carried out in disaster-relief areas have begun to transform humanitarian aid into a more efficient endeavor. 8B7AF3D4-E7F2-99DF-3E22EDA23F8C509D


"Blood Cells for Sale"

By Emily Harrison

There's more to blood banking than just bagging blood. 8BA4AD97-E7F2-99DF-3924CBDE90B7A9ED

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Scientific American is the world's leading source and authority for science and technology information. Since 1845, Scientific American's magazines have chronicled the world's major science and technology innovations and discoveries. Published in 19 foreign language editions with a total circulation of more than 1 million worldwide, Scientific American reaches business executives, opinion leaders, policy makers, academics and well-educated general consumers. Scientific American is also a leading online science, health and technology destination (, providing the latest news and exclusive features to more than 1,700,000 visitors monthly, and distributing its content through podcasts and other digital services.

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