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Avoiding a Data Crunch

By Jon William Toigo

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

Curiosity Rhymed the Cat

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

By Alan Alda

The Small Planets

Asteroids have become notorious as celestial menaces but are best appreciated in a positive light, as surreal worlds bearing testimony to the origin of the planets

By Erik Asphaug

Coping with Crowding

By Filippo Aureli, Frans B. M. de Waal and Peter G. Judge

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

Departments

  • From the Editor

    Africa's Suffering

  • Letters

    Letters to the Editor, May 2000

  • Recommended

    Tackling Race and Sports

  • 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

    Physician, Heal Thyself

  • What's the Matter?

  • A New Rex

  • Three-Star Performance

  • For the Bees

  • All Doped Up--and Going for the Gold

  • From Power Lines to Pantyhose

  • Formula for Intelligence?

  • Jam Session

  • Lending a Helping Leg

  • Axes to Grind

  • By the Numbers

    Productivity

  • Working Knowledge

    Fill 'Er Up

  • Connections

    What a Nerve

  • Cyber View

    DVDs: Cease and DeCSS?

  • Technology and Business

    Wired for Speed

  • Chilly Crystals

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May 2000

Confronting Common Wisdom