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The Myth of the Beginning of Time: Two Views of the Beginning
The Sciences

The Myth of the Beginning of Time: Two Views of the Beginning

By Gabriele Veneziano

Questions about a Hydrogen Economy

Much excitement surrounds the progress in fuel cells, but the quest for a hydrogen economy is no trivial pursuit

By Matthew L. Wald

Synthetic Life: Overview/Synthetic Biology

By W. Wayt Gibbs

The Transit of Venus

When Venus crosses the face of the sun this June, scientists will celebrate one of the greatest stories in the history of astronomy

By Steven J. Dick

Freud Returns

Neuroscientists are finding that their biological descriptions of the brain may fit together best when integrated by psychological theories Freud sketched a century ago

By Mark Solms

Retooling the Global Positioning System

From hikers navigating with handheld locators to pilots landing in zero-visibility conditions, the Global Positioning System now serves more than 30 million users. See what's coming next...

By Per Enge


  • Letters


  • Errata

  • Advances

    Burning Down to Rock

  • Splash of Cold Water

  • High-Temp Knockout

  • The Oil and the Otter

  • Attosecond Laser Pulses

  • Power Sludge

  • More Eggs in One Basket

  • Close Calls

  • Foreshadowing Flashes in the Planum

  • Nonstick Sliding

  • Recommended

    The Editors Recommend

  • Skeptic

    The Enchanted Glass

  • Anti Gravity

    Television Coverage

  • 50, 100 & 150 Years Ago

    50, 100 & 150 Years Ago: Deathly Dust, Living Clock and Killer Whale

  • Perspectives

    Bush-League Lysenkoism

  • In Brief

    Data Points: May 2004

  • Brief Points

  • Puzzling Adventures

    Jump Snatch

  • Voyages

    In the Land of the Dreamtime

  • Staking Claims

    Patents on Ice

  • Innovations

    Making Drugs, Not Profits

  • By the Numbers

    Blue-Collars in Eclipse

  • Working Knowledge

    Clear Favorite

  • Departments

    Freud Returns? Like a Bad Dream

  • Insights

    Science's Political Bulldog

  • Ask the Experts

    Ask the Experts: May 2004

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