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The Unexpected Science to Come...

The most important discoveries of the next 50 years are likely to be ones of which we cannot now even conceive

By Sir John Maddox

Exploring Our Universe and Others

In the 21st century cosmologists will unravel the mystery of our universe's birth-and perhaps prove the existence of other universes as well

By Martin Rees

The Human Impact on Climate

How much of a disruption do we cause? The much-awaited answer could be ours by 2050, but only if nations of the world commit to long-term climate monitoring now

By Thomas R. Karl and Kevin E. Trenberth

Is there Life Elsewhere in the Universe?

The answer is: nobody knows. Scientists' search for life beyond Earth has been less thorough than commonly thought. But that is about to change

By Jill C. Tarter and Christopher F. Chyba

Departments

  • STRESS TEST

  • A Unified Physics by 2050?

  • Deciphering the Code of Life

  • The End of Nature versus Nurture

  • Can Human Aging be Postponed?

  • How the Brain Creates the Mind

  • Rise of the Robots

  • Defend the Roman Empire!

  • Annual Index 1999

  • From the Editor

    Overtaking Tomorrow

  • Letters

    Letters

  • Recommended

    Mother Nature is an Old Lady with Bad Habits

  • The Editors Recommend

  • Anti Gravity

    Notes from the Underground

  • 50, 100 & 150 Years Ago

    50, 100 and 150 Years Ago

  • Wonders

    A Century of Physics

  • In Brief

    IN BRIEF

  • Profile

    Driven Up a Tree

  • Science and the Citizen

    A PLAN FOR PANAMA

  • CAVE INN

  • APOCALYPSE DEFERRED

  • By the Numbers

    The Decline of Marriage

  • Working Knowledge

    Water Filters

  • Connections

    The O Zone

  • Cyber View

    To Your On-line Health

  • Technology and Business

    Seen Before

  • BAD CONNECTIONS

  • BUT WHERE ARE THE CUPHOLDERS?

  • CABLE-FREE

  • FLY ME TO THE STARS

  • NO SECRETS

  • In Focus

    THE ABORTED CRIME WAVE?

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December 1999

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