Table of Contents March 1994

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Can the good guys of the fungus world help us keep the bad guys in their place?
Aerospace engineers are crossing a cannon with a jet engine and hitting five times the speed of sound without leaving the ground.
Lake Victoria is in danger of becoming the world's largest pool of dead water. Already half its native fish are extinct, and the 30 million people who eke out a living from its troubled waters are facing calamity.
In the summer of 1991, neurobiologist Simon Levay published a small study on a minute part of the human brain. Little did he realize it would catapult him from his scientific ivory tower into the heated fray of homosexual politics.
Sometimes a simple analogy offers the best approach to a complex problem.
FIAU destroyed a deadly virus. Then it began to destroy patients.