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The Risks on the Table
The Sciences

The Risks on the Table

More than half the foods in U.S. supermarkets contain genetically modified ingredients. Have they been proved safe for human consumption?

By Karen Hopkin
Virtually There
The Sciences

Virtually There

Three-dimensional tele-immersion may eventually bring the world to your desk

By Jaron Lanier
Does the World Need GM Foods? Yes.
The Sciences

Does the World Need GM Foods? Yes.

By Sasha Nemecek

Whose Blood is it Anyway?

Blood collected from umbilical cords and placentas-- which are usually thrown away following birth--contains stem cells that can rebuild the blood and immune systems of people with leukemia and other cancers

By Ronald M. Kline

Does the World Need GM Foods? No.

Two leading figures in the debate over genetic engineering defend their stances

By Sasha Nemecek

Life's Rocky Start

Air, water and rock were the only raw materials available on the early earth. The first living entities must have been fabricated from these primitive resources. New experiments suggest that minerals the basic components of the rocks could have played starring roles in that dramatic feat.

By Robert M. Hazen

The Fury of Space Storms

Shock Waves From The Sun Can Trigger Severe Turbulence In The Space Around The Earth, Endangering Satellites And Astronauts In Orbit. Now a New Spacecraft Is Showing How Space Storms Develop

By James L. Burch

Violent Pride

Do people turn violent because of self-hate, or self-love?

By Roy F. Baumeister


  • Seeds of Concern

  • From the Editor

    The 21st-Century Handbook

  • Letters

    Letters to the Editors, April 2001

  • Erratum

  • Advances

    Aborted Thinking

  • Hole in the Middle

  • I, Robonaut

  • Sight Unseen

  • Ultimate Stop Motion

  • Full of Croc?

  • You Look Awfully Familiar

  • Take Me to the Ocean

  • Disposing of Misfolded Proteins

  • Unexplained Moments

  • Species-Making Bacteria

  • Heavenly Seeds

  • Recommended

    Do Animals Have Culture?

  • Skeptic

    Colorful Pebbles and Darwin's Dictum

  • Anti Gravity

    Charmed, I'm Sure

  • 50, 100 & 150 Years Ago

    50, 100 and 150 Years Ago

  • In Brief

    Data Points, April 2001

  • Brief Bits, April 2001

  • Puzzling Adventures

    No Tipping

  • Profile

    Art as a Form of Life

  • Staking Claims

    Code of the Code

  • Innovations

    Getting More from Moore's

  • By the Numbers

    Lifestyle Blues

  • Technicalities

    Look, Ma, No Wires!

  • Working Knowledge

    At Your Fingertips

  • Departments

    End Points: April 2001

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