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In Search of AIDS-Resistance Genes

A genetic trait that protects against AIDS has now been uncovered, and others are emerging. The findings open entirely new avenuesfor developing preventives and therapies

By Michael Dean and Stephen J. O'Brien

The Discovery of the Top Quark

Finding the sixth quark involved the world's most energetic collisions and a cast of thousands

By Paul L. Tipton and Tony M. Liss

Building Doors into Cells

With the help of recombinant DNA technology, researchers have learned how to create artificial pores that might be used to deliver drugs or act as biosensors to detect toxic chemicals...

By Hagan Bayley

Running on Water

The secret of the basilisk lizard's strategy lies in its stroke

By James W. Glasheen and Thomas A. McMahon

Creating False Memories

Researchers are showing how suggestion and imagination can create memories of events that did not actually occur

By Elizabeth F. Loftus

Life in the Provinces of the Aztec Empire

The lives of the Aztec common people were far richer and more complex than the official histories would have us believe

By Michael E. Smith

Booming Sand

Though known for centuries, sound-producing sand remains one of nature's more puzzling phenomena

By Franco Nori, Michael Bretz and Paul Sholtz


  • From the Editor

    Making (Up) History

  • Letters

    Letters to the Editors, September 197

  • Recommended

    Reviews and Commentaries--Dusk of the Dinosaurs

  • Anti Gravity

    An Axis to Grind

  • 50, 100 & 150 Years Ago

    50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: A Better Insulator, Search for Elements and Electro-Agriculture

  • Wonders


  • In Brief

    In Brief

  • Profile

    A Whistle-Blower' s Wars

  • Mathematical Recreation

    Empires and Electronics

  • Amateur Scientist

    Unraveling the Secrets of Monarchs

  • Science and the Citizen

    Looking for Alternatives

  • Flying and the Bends

  • Crash and Burn

  • Jacques-Yves Cousteau, 1910-1997

  • Neanderthal Notes

  • By the Numbers

    Threatened Birds

  • Working Knowledge

    Baseball Pitches--Working Knowledge

  • Connections

    Take Two Acronyms

  • Cyber View

    Not so Fast

  • Technology and Business

    Buck Rogers, CEO

  • True Blue

  • Hold the Hormones?

  • Beam it up

  • In Focus

    Evolution Evolving

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