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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

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

Missed Deadlines

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

September 28, 1998 — Alan Hall
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