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The Wireless Web

By Mark Alpert and George Musser

The Promise and Perils of WAP

By Karen J. Bannan

The Internet in Your Hands

By Fiona Harvey

The Future is Here. Or Is It?

By David Wilson

The Third-Generation Gap

By Leander Kahney

Operating on a Beating Heart

Coronary bypass surgery can be a lifesaving operation. Two new surgical techniques should make the procedure safer and less expensive

By Cornelius Borst

NABADA: The Buried City

Excavations in northern Syria reveal the metropolis of Nabada, founded 4,500 years ago. Its elaborate administration and culture rivaled those of the fabled cities of southern Mesopotamia

By Joachim Bretschneider

Better Decisions through Science

Math-based aids for making decisions in medicine and industry could improve many diagnosesoften saving lives in the process

By John A. Swets, Robyn M. Dawes and John Monahan

Departments

  • Down among the Micrograms

  • Riding the Rumble

  • The Power of Memes

  • Founding Father of Invention

  • From the Editor

    From the Editors - October 2000

  • Letters

    The Mail

  • Erratum

  • Recommended

    Apocalyptic Optimism

  • The Editors Recommend, November 2000

  • 50, 100 & 150 Years Ago

    50, 100 & 150 years Ago: Galveston Hurricane and Bruno Bettelheim on Prejudice

  • Wonders

    Hybrid Vigor!

  • In Brief

    Data Points: The Sky's the Limit

  • Profile

    Six Billion and Counting

  • Mathematical Recreation

    Million-Dollar Minesweeper

  • Science and the Citizen

    Womb Wars

  • Science on the Canvas

  • Killer Waves on the East Coast?

  • One-Hit Wonder

  • The Hole Shebang

  • Schrödinger's Squid

  • Roadkill Genes

  • The Tau of Neutrinos

  • Sea of Troubles

  • Stressed for Life

  • Mr. Spock, Phone Home

  • Down with E-reading?

  • Dingy Skies

  • By the Numbers

    The Roots of Homicide

  • Working Knowledge

    The Hard and the Soft

  • Connections

    Getting High

  • Cyber View

    Octothorp Standard

  • Technology and Business

    Speech without Accountability

  • How Publius Thwarts Censors

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October 2000