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May 2005

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Fire in the Hole

Raging in mines from Pennsylvania to China, coal fires threaten towns, poison air and water, and add to global warming

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The Seeds of Civilization

Why did humans first turn from nomadic wandering to villages and togetherness? The answer may lie in a 9,500-year-old settlement in central Turkey

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Life on Mars?

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Tribal Fever

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Homage to the Anchovy Coast

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Showdown on the Court

Buoyed by his reelection but dismayed by rulings of the justices who stopped his New Deal programs, a president overreaches

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Rising from the Ashes

Presence of Mind

Fatal Triangle

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Digging Deep

From the Secretary

Science Matters

Lewis and Clark

Rocky Mountain High