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Natural Synthetics

Genetically engineered plants produce cotton/polyester blends and nonallergenic rubber

February 4, 1997 — Samuel K. Moore


The secrets behind dazzling fireworks displays are yielding to scientific snooping. Similar principles are at work in devices ranging from the space shuttle to safety matches

July 1, 1990 — John A. Conkling

Pesticides and the Reproduction of Birds

High concentrations of chlorinated hydrocarbon residues accumulate in such flesh-eaters as hawks and pelicans. Among the results are upsets in normal breeding behavior and eggs too fragile to survive...

April 1, 1970 — David B. Peakall
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