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2 Connecting Chemistry and Art
4 Open for Discussion: Weighing in on Calories
By Michael Tinnesand
19 As a Matter of Fact
The Aroma of the Seaside
5 The Protein Myth: Getting the Right Balance
By Kelly April Tyrrell
Proteins are essential to good health, but overloading
your diet with them comes with a cost. Learn how to
get just the right amount.
Spanish translation available online!
8 The Story Behind Defective Airbags
By Brian Rohrig
Airbags have saved thousands of lives, but defective ones have
led to more than 20 deaths. Find out what went tragically wrong.
11 The Future of Water
By Don Calbreath and Matt Ruppel
Strategies to address current and future water crises range from
the tried-and-true to the truly bizarre.
12 Drinking the Sea
By Matt Ruppel
We’ve already started tapping the world’s oceans to
satisfy our water needs. Will it be enough?
14 Towing Icebergs
By Don Calbreath
As water shortages get worse, it could finally be time
to drag icebergs across thousands of miles of open
water to quench parched regions.
15 Toxic Shorelines: The Science of Algal Blooms
By Rebecca Heisman
Algal blooms can shut down beaches, fisheries and even city water
supplies. Luckily, we know how to curb them.
Vol. 36, No. 2 April/May 2018
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