Here are some of the most interesting stories from the February 2012 issue of Scientific American:
Is Space Digital? (are matter, information, and space linked?)
Swept from Africa to the Amazon (how dust may explain our weather and the fertility of the Amazon--the rainforest, not the bookstore!)
All Hands on Deck (citizen volunteers are helping scientists collect data about our climate from WWI ship logbooks)
The Future of Chocolate (a very important topic!)
The Brittle Star's Apprentice (a chemist draws inspiration from nature for new materials)
I hope you enjoy it!