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Magic Bullets Fly Again

Molecular guided missiles called monoclonal antibodies were poised to shoot down cancer and a host of other diseases--until they crashed and burned. Now a new generation is soaring to market

By Claire Panosian
Driving the Info Highway
The Sciences

Driving the Info Highway

The Internet has hit the road. Drivers can now access anything from custom traffic reports to spoken e-mail messages to video games. But is it safe?

By Steven Ashley
Drowning New Orleans
The Sciences

Drowning New Orleans

A major hurricane could swamp New Orleans under 20 feet of water, killing thousands. Human activities along the Mississippi River have dramatically increased the risk, and now only massive reengineering of southeastern Louisiana can save the city

By Mark Fischetti

Code Red for the Web

Could the Internet crash? This summer's Code Red attacks could foreshadow destructive cyberwarfare between hacker groups or between governments

By Carolyn Meinel

Refuges for Life in a Hostile Universe

Only part of our galaxy . is fit for advanced life

By Donald Brownlee, Guillermo Gonzalez and Peter D. Ward

The Challenge of Macular Degeneration

Researchers have begun to identify the causes of this dreaded eye disease that targets the elderly

By Hui Sun and Jeremy Nathans


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    From the Editors

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  • Errata

  • Advances

    Symmetry Breaking

  • Catching Some Sun

  • Magnetic Revelations

  • All in the Mind

  • Climate of Uncertainty

  • Sound Judgments

  • A Warmer Superconductor?

  • A Bad Raft for HIV

  • Genes Are Not Enough

  • Burning through the Fog

  • Road Rage

  • Recommended

    The End of Oil

  • Skeptic

    I Was Wrong

  • Anti Gravity

    The Farm Report

  • 50, 100 & 150 Years Ago

    50, 100 and 150 Years Ago

  • In Brief

    Data Points, October 2001

  • Brief Bits, October 2001

  • Puzzling Adventures

    Crowns of the Minotaur

  • Profile

    Tobacco Pharming

  • Finding Homo sapiens' Lost Relatives

  • Staking Claims

    Patently Bizarre

  • By the Numbers

    Can't Read, Can't Count

  • Technicalities

    A Wide Web of Worlds

  • Working Knowledge

    Mice and Men-- Working Knowledge on a Computer Mouse

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October 2001

Science for the Modern World