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Mr. Electric

Some creatures can replace damaged limbs and organs, some can’t. Michael Levin, a Tufts biologist, thinks the difference has to do with subtle electrical signals transmitted between cells. Control those signals, he says, and we could regenerate body parts at will. By michael blanding

The Secret Lives of Elephants

Research into their mysterious world is revealing a close-knit society whose members bond for life and communicate on a wavelength that defies distance. By dale peterson lecturer in English, photos by Karl Ammann

Additional Features Robert, Robert, Robert, The Toolbox of Self-Deception, Test Kitchen Confidential

Columns Scholar at Large: The Fuse That Lit the Fire, Kids These Days: Comeback Kids, Animal Instincts: Cat Tricks, Negotiating Life: Ask, Don’t Tell, Take It From Me: Affordable Europe

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