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Curiosity Rhymed the Cat

Alan Alda reports on readers' winning responses to his limerick challenge

By Alan Alda

Care for a Dying Continent

In Zimbabwe--where AIDS is prematurely killing a generation of adults--counselors and researchers struggle against social customs, viral resourcefulness and despair.

By Carol Ezzell

Avoiding a Data Crunch

By Jon William Toigo

Making Metallic Hydrogen

By re-creating extreme conditions like those in Jupiter's core, physicists have at long last turned hydrogen into a metal

By William J. Nellis


  • Tackling Race and Sports

  • What a Nerve

  • Physician, Heal Thyself

  • Letters to the Editor, May 2000

  • The Small Planets

  • Coping with Crowding

  • From the Editor

    Africa's Suffering

  • Anti Gravity

    Fields of Dreams

  • 50, 100 & 150 Years Ago

    50, 100 & 150 Years Ago: Early Robots, Burst Bubbles and Old Mummies

  • Wonders

    Netting the Deep Sky

  • In Brief

    Yeah, You've Got Mail

  • Profile

    The Biologist and the Cathedral

  • Mathematical Recreation

    Rep-Tiling the Plane

  • Amateur Scientist

    Fun with Flat Fluids

  • Science and the Citizen

    For the Bees

  • Three-Star Performance

  • What's the Matter?

  • A New Rex

  • All Doped Up--and Going for the Gold

  • Formula for Intelligence?

  • Jam Session

  • From Power Lines to Pantyhose

  • Axes to Grind

  • Lending a Helping Leg

  • By the Numbers


  • Working Knowledge

    Fill 'Er Up

  • Cyber View

    DVDs: Cease and DeCSS?

  • Technology and Business

    Chilly Crystals

  • Wired for Speed

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May 2000

The Antidote to Anti-Intellectualism