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The 1998 Nobel Prizes in Science

The 1998 Nobel Prizes in Science

Here follow explanations of the mechanisms and processes that underlie the world's top awards for physics, chemistry and physiology -- and an excerpt from a Scientific American article by the economics laureate

January 13, 1999
THE NET EFFECT

THE NET EFFECT

The Internet can be a powerful tool for political dissidents and "hacktivists." But the medium has yet to reach the grassroots level

January 13, 1999 — Alden M. Hayashi
CONSUMING FEARS

CONSUMING FEARS

In Britain, doubts about science allow food scares to flourish

January 13, 1999 — Peta Firth
Disarming Flu Viruses

Disarming Flu Viruses

Coming soon: new medicines designed to treat the flu by halting viral replication in human tissues The drugs may also serve as a novel kind of preventive

January 6, 1999 — Norbert Bischofberger, Robert G. Webster and W. Graeme Laver
Decaying Orbit?

Decaying Orbit?

Readers voice their opinions about the International Space Station

October 5, 1998
Missed Deadlines

Missed Deadlines

Will Russia's latest failure to deliver a key component derail the International Space Station?

September 28, 1998 — Alan Hall
Send in the Clones

Send in the Clones

Using a new technique, scientists have cloned clones from clones

July 27, 1998 — Kristin Leutwyler
Treating HIV

Treating HIV

At the 12th World AIDS Conference, scientists issue a warning about seemingly successful drugs

July 6, 1998 — Kristin Leutwyler
Welcome to the Neighborhood

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Astronomers have detected yet another new extrasolar planet, and this one's not very far away

June 29, 1998 — Kristin Leutwyler
First Light!

First Light!

The first of four telescopes at a new European observatory opens its eye on the cosmos

June 1, 1998 — Alan Hall
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