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In the June 6th, 2008 issue of Science:

  • Unmasking The Indus - Long in the shadow of its sister civilizations to the west, the Indus is emerging as the powerhouse of commerce and technology in the 3rd millennium B.C.E. But political and economic troubles dog archaeologists' efforts to understand what made this vast society tick.
  • Anticipatory E. coli - A predictive model for a biological system requires capturing the network of environmental factors that affect system responses.
  • An Eccentric Pulsar - Observation of an eccentric millisecond binary pulsar challenges the standard model of millisecond pulsar formation.
  • Protecting Telomeres - Studies in fission yeast have expanded the known repertoire of proteins that assemble at chromosomal ends to control telomere function.

The cover:
A bearded, horned terra cotta mask, about 5 centimeters in height, found at Mohenjo Daro, Pakistan. The artifact, which may have been attached to a puppet, offers a rare glimpse into the 5000-year-old Indus civilization.

Image: J. M. Kenoyer/Courtesy of the Department of Archaeology and Museums, Government of Pakistan

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