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Uncontrolled Burn

Uncontrolled Burn

The Los Alamos blaze exposes the missing science of forest management

August 20, 2000 — Marguerite Holloway
Is Global Warming Harmful to Health?

Is Global Warming Harmful to Health?

Computer models indicate that many diseases will surge as the earth¿s atmosphere heats up. Signs of the predicted troubles have begun to appear.

August 20, 2000 — Paul R. Epstein
Island Survivors

Island Survivors

On what once was a North American Gal¿pagos, researchers try to save devastated wildlife

August 20, 2000 — Eric Niiler
Diseased Passage

Diseased Passage

Crossing the sewage-filled New River, migrants risk their health--and others'

July 6, 2000 — Eric Niiler
Rivers of Rock

Rivers of Rock

New ways of predicting the disastrous flows of volcanic ash known as lahars

July 6, 2000 — Sarah Simpson
Building a Brainier Mouse

Building a Brainier Mouse

By genetically engineering a smarter than average mouse, scientists have assembled some of the central molecular components of learning and memory

April 21, 2000 — Joe Z. Tsien

The Heat is On

Scientists and politicians can quibble about what or who is to blame, but the oceans have cast a clear vote: Planet Earth is warming up

April 17, 2000 — Sarah Simpson

Snake Hunting

A new fossil is helping scientists clarify the slippery origins of modern serpents

March 20, 2000 — Kristin Leutwyler
METHANE FEVER

METHANE FEVER

An undersea methane explosion may have driven the most rapid warming episode of the past 90 million years

February 21, 2000 — Sarah Simpson
VIOLENT OPPOSITION

VIOLENT OPPOSITION

Escalating protests may be driving away some researchers

February 21, 2000 — Meg Turville-Heitz
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Beyond XX and XY

Biology. Identity. Equality.