Table of Contents June 1998

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A quirk of biology unites a researcher and his lovable but mephitic subjects.
Just who are the Japanese? Where did they come from and when?
10 Things To Do About the Greenhouse Effect (Some of Which Aren't Crazy)
In June's drab skies, Pluto providesa test of sky-watching expertise.
Some computer scientists think that by letting chips build themselves, the chips will turn out to be stunninglyefficient, complex, effective, and weird—kind of like our brains.
What do squiggles, dots, and spirals on rock walls mean? Ask your local shaman—or archeologist Dave Whitley.
A 70-million-year-old fossil bird recently found in Madagascar may just clinch the argument that birds descended from two-legged dinosaurs.
From a lab in San Diego comes a mix of science and sculpture that lets even microbiologists lay hands on their subjects.
The cod, haddock, and other fish off New England's coast, pushed to the brink by overfishing, face a new threat: tiny, tentacled killers that eat fish larvae.
A 70-million-year-old fossil bird recently found in Madagascar may just clinch the argument that birds descended from two-legged dinosaurs.

DEPARTMENTS

I knew just the right drug to calm my patient's racing heart. I just had no proof it would work.

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