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How Should Reading Be Taught?

A highly popular method of teaching reading to children is inadequate on its own

By Keith Rayner, Barbara R. Foorman, Charles A. Perfetti, David Pesetsky and Mark S. Seidenberg
Detecting Anthrax
The Sciences

Detecting Anthrax

Rapid sensing would save lives

By Rocco Casagrande

Attacking Anthrax

Recent discoveries are suggesting much-needed strategies for improving prevention and treatment. High on the list: ways to neutralize the anthrax bacterium's fiendish toxin

By John A. T. Young and R. John Collier

The Worldwide Computer

An operating system spanning the Internet would bring the power of millions of the world's Internet-connected PCs to everyone's fingertips

By David P. Anderson and John Kubiatowicz

The Cosmic Reality Check

A gentle radiance pervading the heavens suggests that astronomers' inventory of cosmic objects may soon be complete

By Günther Hasinger and Roberto Gilli

Scars That Won't Heal: The Neurobiology of Child Abuse

Maltreatment can have enduring effects on a child's developing brain, diminishing growth and reducing activity in key areas

By Martin H. Teicher

Repeated Blows

Extraterrestrial impacts ended the age of the dinosaurs. New research shows that they could have been the culprits behind many mass extinctions as well

By Luann Becker


  • Down with Evolution!

  • A Good Blue Is Hard to Find

  • Letters


  • Errata

  • Advances

    Hears to Your Health

  • Blowing Out to Sea

  • Been There, Done That

  • Astronaut Boot Camp

  • Throw the Switch?

  • I Seek You

  • Inflamed Blame Game

  • Superfluid Freeze

  • Space Rock Candy

  • Bubble Bath of Death

  • Blows to the Nose

  • Microwaves of Grain

  • Skeptic

    Hermits and Cranks

  • Anti Gravity

    Divining Comedy

  • 50, 100 & 150 Years Ago

    50, 100 and 150 Years Ago

  • Perspectives

    Treat AIDS Globally

  • In Brief

    Data Points: Taking Stock

  • Brief Bits: March 2002

  • Puzzling Adventures

    Card Counters

  • Voyages

    Ancient Rituals on the Atlantic Coast

  • Profile

    Aspirations in Science and Civics

  • Staking Claims

    Who Owns You?

  • Innovations

    Defying Gravity

  • Working Knowledge

    Secret of Spin

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