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Rx For B and C

Promising new drugs bring reinforcements to the battle against hepatitis epidemics

March 15, 1999 — W. Wayt Gibbs

The Komodo Dragon

On a few small islands in the Indonesian archipelago, the world's largest lizard reigns supreme

March 6, 1999 — Claudio Ciofi

The Way to Go in Space

To go farther into space, humans will first have to figure out how to get there cheaply and more efficiently. Ideas are not in short supply

February 6, 1999 — Tim Beardsley


The federal government targets disparities in health that result from ethnic background and economic status

January 13, 1999 — Sasha Nemecek

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 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

Why Do Facts Fail?

Why Do Facts Fail?

Deconstructing Denial