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Volume 282, Number 1, January, 2000
Volume 282, Number 2, February, 2000
Volume 282, Number 3, March, 2000
Volume 282, Number 4, April, 2000
Volume 282, Number 5, May, 2000
Volume 282, Number 6, June, 2000
Volume 282, Number 6s, June, 2000
Volume 283, Number 1, July, 2000
Volume 283, Number 2, August, 2000
Volume 283, Number 3, September, 2000
Volume 283, Number 3s, March, 2000
Volume 283, Number 4, October, 2000
Volume 283, Number 5, November, 2000
Volume 283, Number 6, December, 2000
Volume 284, Number 1, January, 2001
Volume 284, Number 2, February, 2001
Volume 284, Number 3, March, 2001
Volume 284, Number 4, April, 2001
Volume 284, Number 5, May, 2001
Volume 284, Number 6, June, 2001
Volume 285, Number 1, July, 2001
Volume 285, Number 2, August, 2001
Volume 285, Number 3, September, 2001
Volume 285, Number 4, October, 2001
Volume 285, Number 5, November, 2001
Volume 285, Number 6, December, 2001
Volume 286, Number 1, January, 2002
Volume 286, Number 2, February, 2002
Volume 286, Number 3, March, 2002
Volume 286, Number 4, April, 2002
Volume 286, Number 5, May, 2002
Volume 286, Number 6, June, 2002
Volume 287, Number 1, July, 2002
Volume 287, Number 2, August, 2002
Volume 287, Number 3, September, 2002
Volume 287, Number 4, October, 2002
Volume 287, Number 5, November, 2002
Volume 287, Number 6, December, 2002
Volume 288, Number 1, January, 2003
Volume 288, Number 2, February, 2003
Volume 288, Number 3, March, 2003
Volume 288, Number 4, April, 2003
Volume 288, Number 5, May, 2003
Volume 288, Number 6, June, 2003
Volume 289, Number 1, July, 2003
Volume 289, Number 2, August, 2003
Volume 289, Number 3, September, 2003
Volume 289, Number 4, October, 2003
Volume 289, Number 5, November, 2003
Volume 289, Number 6, December, 2003
Volume 290, Number 1, January, 2004
Volume 290, Number 2, February, 2004
Volume 290, Number 3, March, 2004
Volume 290, Number 4, April, 2004
Volume 290, Number 5, May, 2004
Volume 290, Number 6, June, 2004
Volume 291, Number 1, July, 2004
Volume 291, Number 2, August, 2004
Volume 291, Number 3, September, 2004
Volume 291, Number 4, October, 2004
Volume 291, Number 5, November, 2004
Volume 291, Number 6, December, 2004
Volume 292, Number 1, January, 2005
Volume 292, Number 2, February, 2005
Volume 292, Number 3, March, 2005
Volume 292, Number 4, April, 2005
Volume 292, Number 5, May, 2005
Volume 292, Number 6, June, 2005
Volume 293, Number 1, July, 2005
Volume 293, Number 2, August, 2005
Volume 293, Number 3, September, 2005
Volume 293, Number 4, October, 2005
Volume 293, Number 5, November, 2005
Volume 293, Number 6, December, 2005
Volume 294, Number 1, January, 2006
Volume 294, Number 2, February, 2006
Volume 294, Number 3, March, 2006
Volume 294, Number 4, April, 2006
Volume 294, Number 5, May, 2006
Volume 294, Number 6, June, 2006
Volume 295, Number 1, July, 2006
Volume 295, Number 2, August, 2006
Volume 295, Number 3, September, 2006
Volume 295, Number 4, October, 2006
Volume 295, Number 5, November, 2006
Volume 295, Number 6, December, 2006
Volume 296, Number 1, January, 2007
Volume 296, Number 2, February, 2007
Volume 296, Number 3, March, 2007
Volume 296, Number 4, April, 2007
Volume 296, Number 5, May, 2007
Volume 296, Number 6, June, 2007
Volume 297, Number 1, July, 2007
Volume 297, Number 2, August, 2007
Volume 297, Number 3, September, 2007
Volume 297, Number 4, October, 2007
Volume 297, Number 5, November, 2007
Volume 297, Number 6, December, 2007
Volume 298, Number 1, January, 2008
Volume 298, Number 2, February, 2008
Volume 298, Number 3, March, 2008
Volume 298, Number 4, April, 2008
Volume 298, Number 5, May, 2008
Volume 298, Number 6, June, 2008
Volume 299, Number 1, July, 2008
Volume 299, Number 2, August, 2008
Volume 299, Number 3, September, 2008
Volume 299, Number 4, October, 2008
Volume 299, Number 5, November, 2008
Volume 299, Number 6, December, 2008
Volume 300, Number 1, January, 2009
Volume 300, Number 2, February, 2009
Volume 300, Number 3, March, 2009
Volume 300, Number 4, April, 2009
Volume 300, Number 5, May, 2009
Volume 300, Number 6, June, 2009
Volume 301, Number 1, July, 2009
Volume 301, Number 2, August, 2009
Volume 301, Number 3, September, 2009
Volume 301, Number 4, October, 2009
Volume 301, Number 5, November, 2009
Volume 301, Number 6, December, 2009


Scientific American
Volume 282, Number 1, January, 2000

                    John Rennie   From the Editors: Warp Drive Goes Here   4--4
                      Anonymous   Letters to the Editors . . . . . . . . . 6--8
                      Anonymous   Erratum  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8--8
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10--10
                      Anonymous   Special Briefing: The Nobel Prizes for
                                  1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--17
                  Sarah Simpson   News and Analysis: Melting Away  . . . . 19--20
              Barbara Gallagher   No Space Sex?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22--22
                   Rodger Doyle   Going the Distance . . . . . . . . . . . 24--24
                      Anonymous   In Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25--25
             Kate Wongin Denver   Mammal Melee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25--25
                   Steve Mirsky   When Good Hippos Go Bad  . . . . . . . . 28--28
              Graham P. Collins   Schrödinger's Games . . . . . . . . . . . 28--29
                  Tim Beardsley   Setting the Course for the Nation's
                                  Health . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--32
                     Phil Scott   Self-Control in the Skies  . . . . . . . 36--40
               Alden M. Hayashi   Winds of Change  . . . . . . . . . . . . 40--41
                   Carol Ezzell   Jumbo Trouble  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41--42
              Wendy M. Grossman   Making Money the New-Fashioned Way . . . 44--45
           Lawrence H. Ford and   
                Thomas A. Roman   Negative Energy, Wormholes and Warp
                                  Drive  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46--53
                 Ian Tattersall   Once We Were Not Alone . . . . . . . . . 56--62
        Yuri Ts. Oganessian and   
       Vladimir K. Utyonkov and   
                Kenton J. Moody   Voyage to Superheavy Island  . . . . . . 63--67
            Paul F. Hoffman and   
               Daniel P. Schrag   Snowball Earth . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68--75
               Jerome M. Siegel   Narcolepsy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76--81
                Richard F. Post   Maglev: a New Approach . . . . . . . . . 82--87
                  Malcolm Potts   The Unmet Need for Family Planning . . . 88--93
                  Shawn Carlson   The Amateur Scientist: Detecting
                                  Extraterrestrial Gravity . . . . . . . . 94--96
                    Ian Stewart   Mathematical Recreations: Impossibility
                                  Theorems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98--99
                     Chet Raymo   Reviews and Commentaries: An
                                  Irresistible Subject . . . . . . . . . . 100--101
                      Anonymous   The Editors Recommend  . . . . . . . . . 101--102
            Philip Morrison and   
                Phylis Morrison   Wonders: Roll Back Malaria . . . . . . . 104, 107
            Philip Morrison and   
                Phylis Morrison   Roll Back Malaria  . . . . . . . . . . . 104--104
                    James Burke   Connections: On the Ball . . . . . . . . 105--106
             Stephen R. Herchen   Working Knowledge  . . . . . . . . . . . 108--108

Scientific American
Volume 282, Number 2, February, 2000

                    John Rennie   From the Editor: Fan Mail from the
                                  Fringe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4--4
                      Anonymous   Letters to the Editors . . . . . . . . . 6--8
                      Anonymous   Erratum  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8--8
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100
                                  and 150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . 10--10
                    James Oberg   News and Analysis: NASA's not Shining
                                  Moments  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13--16
                      Anonymous   In Focus: Fast, cheap and out of
                                  control? NASA's strategy shows its
                                  drawbacks  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
               Alden M. Hayashi   An Elemental Mystery . . . . . . . . . . 18--18
              Graham P. Collins   The Nonnegligible Lightness of Gravity   20--20
                   Steve Mirsky   Worth a Thousand Words . . . . . . . . . 22--22
                      Anonymous   In Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22--27
                  Sarah Simpson   Methane Fever  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--27
                   Rodger Doyle   The U.S. Trade Deficit . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                   Steve Mirsky   When the Sky is not the Limit  . . . . . 28--30
             Meg Turville-Heitz   Violent Opposition . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                David Pescovitz   Please Dispose of Properly . . . . . . . 33--33
                 Rebecca Renner   Asbestos in the Air  . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                  Tim Beardsley   Time Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35--35
                  Tim Beardsley   Gene Therapy Setback . . . . . . . . . . 36--37
                   Paul Wallich   Your First \$20 Free!  . . . . . . . . . 38--38
            Torrence V. Johnson   The Galileo Mission to Jupiter and Its
                                  Moons  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40--49
         John S. Wettlaufer and   
                   J. Greg Dash   Melting Below Zero . . . . . . . . . . . 50--53
             Patricia M. Rodier   The Early Origins of Autism  . . . . . . 56--63
               Julie Dorsey and   
                   Pat Hanrahan   Digital Materials and Virtual Weathering 64--71
              Howard Herzog and   
            Baldur Eliasson and   
              Olav Kaarstad and   
             David W. Keith and   
               Edward A. Parson   Capturing Greenhouse Gases . . . . . . . 72--79
             Sönke Johnsen   Transparent Animals  . . . . . . . . . . 80--89
              W. Ford Doolittle   Uprooting the Tree of Life . . . . . . . 90--95
                  Shawn Carlson   The Amateur Scientist: Gamma-Ray Bursts
                                  Come Home  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96--97
                    Ian Stewart   Mathematical Recreations: Real and
                                  Virtual Sculptures . . . . . . . . . . . 98--100
                   Kevin Padian   Reviews and Commentaries . . . . . . . . 102--103
                      Anonymous   The Editors Recommend  . . . . . . . . . 104--104
            Philip Morrison and   
                Phylis Morrison   Wonders: Time Travelers in the Field . . 105, 107
            Philip Morrison and   
                Phylis Morrison   Time Travelers in the Field  . . . . . . 105--107
                    James Burke   Connections: Steamboats, land deals and
                                  seismographs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106--107
                    James Burke   Movers and Shakers . . . . . . . . . . . 106--107
            Louis A. Bloomfield   Working Knowledge: Catalytic Converter   108--108

Scientific American
Volume 282, Number 3, March, 2000

                    John Rennie   From the Editors: The Second War of the
                                  Worlds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6--6
                      Anonymous   Letters to the Editors . . . . . . . . . 8--9
                      Anonymous   Erratum  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9--9
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--12
                  Sasha Nemecek   News and Analysis: Granting Immunity . . 15--16
                   Pat Janowski   Running the Dam Gauntlet . . . . . . . . 18--18
              Luis Miguel Ariza   Burning Times for Hot Fusion . . . . . . 19--19
                      Anonymous   In Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19--22
                   Carol Ezzell   Brain Terrain  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22--24
                 Glenn Zorpette   Why Go to Mars? The main goal will be to
                                  look for life  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
                   Rodger Doyle   Minorities and Bachelor's Degrees in the
                                  U.S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--24
                   Steve Mirsky   C-A-T-T-T-T-T-T-T-T  . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                    Simon LeVay   Brain Invaders . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27--27
                  George Musser   Between Burb and Burg  . . . . . . . . . 28--30
                  Sarah Simpson   Bidding On Bones . . . . . . . . . . . . 33--34
                  Tim Beardsley   Working Under Pressure . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                David Pescovitz   Bioagent Chip  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35--35
                 Wendy Grossman   Mobilizing the Internet  . . . . . . . . 38--38
                 Glenn Zorpette   Special Report: Sending Astronauts To
                                  Mars: Why Go To Mars?  . . . . . . . . . 40--43
              George Musser and   
                    Mark Alpert   How to Go to Mars  . . . . . . . . . . . 44--51
                  Robert Zubrin   The Mars Direct Plan . . . . . . . . . . 52--55
                 S. Fred Singer   To Mars by Way of Its Moons  . . . . . . 56--57
                James Oberg and   
                    Buzz Aldrin   A Bus Between the Planets  . . . . . . . 58--60
                  Sarah Simpson   Staying Sane in Space  . . . . . . . . . 61--62
                     Philip Yam   Invaders From Hollywood  . . . . . . . . 62--63 (Intl. ed. 44)
               Michael W. Young   The Tick-Tock of the Biological Clock    64--71
              Eric Bonabeau and   
           Guy Théraulaz   Cover Story: Swarm Smarts  . . . . . . . 72--79
                  Tim Beardsley   Expeditions: Dissecting a Hurricane  . . 80--85
         Gustavo Martinelli and   
                 Ricardo Azoury   Science In Pictures: The Bromeliads of
                                  the Atlantic Forest  . . . . . . . . . . 86--93
                  Shawn Carlson   The Amateur Scientist: An Automated
                                  Precision Magnetometer . . . . . . . . . 94--95
                    Ian Stewart   Mathematical Recreations: A Strategy for
                                  Subsets  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96--98
                Douglas C. Daly   Reviews and Commentaries: A
                                  Whirlybird's-Eye View of the World . . . 100--102
                      Anonymous   The Editors Recommend  . . . . . . . . . 102--103
            Philip Morrison and   
                Phylis Morrison   Wonders: Sun-Stains  . . . . . . . . . . 104--105
            Philip Morrison and   
                Phylis Morrison   Sun-Stains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104--105
                    James Burke   Connections: Evolution and ether . . . . 106--107 (Intl. ed. 86)
                    James Burke   Review and Commentaries: Wuff, Wuff  . . 106--107
                    Les Rosenau   Working Knowledge  . . . . . . . . . . . 108--108

Scientific American
Volume 282, Number 4, April, 2000

                    John Rennie   From The Editors: From the Editors . . . 8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters To The Editors: Letters to the
                                  Editors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10--12
                      Anonymous   50,100 & 150 Years Ago: Einstein, the
                                  H-Bomb and Whale Harpoons  . . . . . . . 14--14
              Graham P. Collins   News & Analysis: Fireballs of Free Quarks 16--18
            Marguerite Holloway   Outbreak Not Contained . . . . . . . . . 20--22
                  Sasha Nemecek   A Taste for Science  . . . . . . . . . . 24--24
               Diane Martindale   Car Parts from Chickens  . . . . . . . . 26--26
                David Pescovitz   Power to the PC  . . . . . . . . . . . . 27--28
                     Phil Scott   Throwing in the Tower  . . . . . . . . . 28--30
                   Rodger Doyle   By the Numbers: Women and the
                                  Professions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                          D. M.   Budget Boost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
               Diane Martindale   Morticians Beware  . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                  George Musser   News Briefs: Whirl-a-Gig . . . . . . . . 32--32
                     Philip Yam   Two Places at Once . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                      Anonymous   So you want to start a family\ldots  . . 34--34
                   Steve Mirsky   The Fifth Taste  . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                David Pescovitz   Insides Out  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
               Alden M. Hayashi   Profile: A Greene Universe . . . . . . . 36--40
                   Brian Greene   Profile: String theorist and physics
                                  star . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
                  Tim Beardsley   Tecnology & Business: Rules of the Game   42--43
                   Paul Wallich   Cyber View: Who Wants Privacy? . . . . . 44--45
                      Anonymous   Special Report: National Medal of
                                  Technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46--49
                Anton Zeilinger   Cover Story: Quantum Teleportation . . . 50--59
                   Joe Z. Tsien   Building a Brainier Mouse  . . . . . . . 62--68
                Justin A. Zivin   Understanding Clinical Trials  . . . . . 69--75
                    Gibor Basri   The Discovery of Brown Dwarfs  . . . . . 76--83
                George B. Dyson   The Aleutian Kayak . . . . . . . . . . . 84--91
            Michael D. King and   
               David D. Herring   Monitoring Earth's Vital Signs . . . . . 92--97
                      Kate Wong   Trends In Paleoanthropology: Who Were
                                  the Neandertals? . . . . . . . . . . . . 98--107
            Louis A. Bloomfield   Working Knowledge: Cleaning Agents . . . 108--109
                  Shawn Carlson   The Amateur Scientist: a furnace in a
                                  thermos  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110--111
                    Ian Stewart   Mathematical Recreations: Bullish on
                                  mooo-thematics: Counting the Cattle of
                                  the Sun  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112--113
                    Matt Ridley   Books: A Three-Billion-Year Memoir . . . 114--116
            Philip Morrison and   
                Phylis Morrison   Wonders: The Lion Emperors . . . . . . . 117, 119
            Philip Morrison and   
                Phylis Morrison   Wonders: The Lion Emperors . . . . . . . 117--119
                    James Burke   Connections: Water Music . . . . . . . . 118--119
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Mind Reading This? . . . . 120--120

Scientific American
Volume 282, Number 5, May, 2000

                   Carol Ezzell   From the Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . 10--10
                      Anonymous   Letters to the Editor  . . . . . . . . . 12--14
                      Anonymous   50, 100 & 150 Years Ago: 50, 100 & 150
                                  Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--18
                 Glenn Zorpette   News & Analysis: All Doped up --- and
                                  Going for the Gold . . . . . . . . . . . 20--22
                  George Musser   What's the Matter? . . . . . . . . . . . 24--24
                  Sarah Simpson   For the Bees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
              Graham P. Collins   Three-Star Performance . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                    Eric Niiler   A New Rex  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                    Mark Alpert   Physician, Heal Thyself  . . . . . . . . 32--34
                   Rodger Doyle   By the Numbers: Productivity . . . . . . 34--34
               Diane Martindale   From Power Lines to Pantyhose  . . . . . 36--36
                  Sasha Nemecek   News Briefs: Formula for Intelligence?   36--36
                     Philip Yam   Jam Session  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                      Anonymous   Yeah, You've Got Mail  . . . . . . . . . 37--37
                          D. M.   Lending a Helping Leg  . . . . . . . . . 37--37
                      Kate Wong   Axes to Grind  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37--37
                   Carol Ezzell   Profile: The Biologist and the Cathedral 38--40
                David Pescovitz   Technology & Business: Wired for Speed    41--42
                 Wendy Grossman   Cyber View: DVDs: Cease and DeCSS? . . . 44--45
                   Erik Asphaug   The Small Planets  . . . . . . . . . . . 46--55
              Jon William Toigo   Special Industry Report: Avoiding a Data
                                  Crunch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58--74
        Frans B. M. de Waal and   
             Filippo Aureli and   
                 Peter G. Judge   Coping with Crowding . . . . . . . . . . 76--81
              William J. Nellis   Cover Story: Making Metallic Hydrogen    84--90
                      Anonymous   Working Knowledge: Fill 'Er Up . . . . . 92--93
                   Carol Ezzell   Expeditions: Care for a Dying Continent  96--105
                  Shawn Carlson   The Amateur Scientist: Fun with Flat
                                  Fluids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106--108
                    Ian Stewart   Mathematical Recreations: Rep-Tiling the
                                  Plane  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110--111
                     Jon Entine   Books: Tackling Race and Sports  . . . . 112--114
            Philip Morrison and   
                Phylis Morrison   Wonders: Netting the Deep Sky  . . . . . 116, 118
            Philip Morrison and   
                Phylis Morrison   Wonders: Netting the Deep Sky  . . . . . 116--118
                    James Burke   Connections: What a Nerve  . . . . . . . 117--118
                      Alan Alda   Feedback: Curiosity Rhymed the Cat . . . 120--120
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Fields of Dreams . . . . . 122--122

Scientific American
Volume 282, Number 6, June, 2000

                    John Rennie   From the Editors: Nanotech Reality . . . 8--8
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--12
                      Anonymous   Letters To The Editors: Letters to the
                                  Editors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--16
                 Wendy Williams   News & Analysis: Toxins on the Firing
                                  Range  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--20
                 Glenn Zorpette   A Plum of an Island  . . . . . . . . . . 22--23
                   Nicola Jones   Soothing the Inflamed Brain  . . . . . . 24--24
                     Phil Scott   Throttled  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
          Arlene Judith Klotzko   SNPs of Disease  . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                   Paul Wallich   The Orwell Awards  . . . . . . . . . . . 28--30
                   Rodger Doyle   By the numbers: Asthma Worldwide . . . . 30--30
                    Mark Alpert   Yukon Gold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                  George Musser   Long Tail of the Comet . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                     Philip Yam   News Briefs: The 300-Gigahertz Light
                                  Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                      Anonymous   Cash Only  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
              Graham P. Collins   Atomic Dead Letter . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                  Sasha Nemecek   Yes, Sharks Get Cancer . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                          P. Y.   An Eye for an Eye  . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                 Paul C. Sereno   Profile: Dinosaur Hunter Paul C. Sereno:
                                  Paleontology's Indiana Jones . . . . . . 36--37
                      Kate Wong   Profile: Paleontology's Indiana Jones    36--37
                   Steve Mirsky   Technology & Business: Tantalizing Tubes  40--42
                David Pescovitz   Cyber View: Accounting for Taste . . . . 44--44
              George Musser and   
                  Sasha Nemecek   Special Report: Waging a New Kind of War 46--47
           Jeffrey Boutwell and   
               Michael T. Klare   A Scourge of Small Arms  . . . . . . . . 48--53
             Richard F. Mollica   Invisible Wounds . . . . . . . . . . . . 54--57
     Walter C. Clemens, Jr. and   
                J. David Singer   The Human Cost of War  . . . . . . . . . 56
            Neil G. Boothby and   
           Christine M. Knudsen   Children of the Gun  . . . . . . . . . . 60--65
                   Sara C. Beck   Dwarf Galaxies and Starbursts  . . . . . 66--71
              John D. Scott and   
                    Tony Pawson   Cell Communication: The Inside Story . . 72--79
           Clark Spencer Larsen   Reading the Bones of La Florida  . . . . 80--85
               Mark A. Reed and   
                  James M. Tour   Computing with Molecules . . . . . . . . 86--93
                  Sarah Simpson   Expeditions: Looking for Life Below the
                                  Bottom . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94--101
                      Anonymous   Looking for Life Below the Bottom  . . . 94
                      Anonymous   Working Knowledge: A Spaceship for One   102--103
                  Shawn Carlson   The Amateur Scientist: Home is where the
                                  ECG Is . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104--107
                    Ian Stewart   Mathematical Recreations: Paradox Lost   108--109
                   Peter Singer   Books: How the Left Got Darwin Wrong . . 110--112
            Philip Morrison and   
                Phylis Morrison   Wonders: The Internet as Hardware  . . . 113, 115
            Philip Morrison and   
                Phylis Morrison   Wonders: The Internet as Hardware  . . . 113--115
                    James Burke   Connections: All at Sea  . . . . . . . . 114--115
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Great Feets  . . . . . . . 116--116

Scientific American
Volume 282, Number 6s, June, 2000

             Mark Fischetti and   
                      Gary Stix   When Life Knows No Bounds  . . . . . . . 6
                  Kathryn Brown   How Long Have You Got? To 120 years old
                                  and beyond. Plus: World's Oldest
                                  Creatures  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
                  Polly Shulman   Design for Living: Centenarians can
                                  teach us how to age gracefully . . . . . 18
             J. R. Brandstrader   From Baby Boom to Geezer Glut  . . . . . 22
            Robin Marantz Henig   Living Longer: What Really Works?  . . . 30
                  Kathryn Brown   A Radical Proposal . . . . . . . . . . . 38
                       Mike May   Mother Nature's Menders  . . . . . . . . 56
                     Ken Howard   Stopping Cancer Before It Starts . . . . 80
                  Delia K. Cabe   Saving Hearts That Grow Old  . . . . . . 87
              Catherine Johnson   Promised Land or Purgatory?  . . . . . . 92
                   Steve Mirsky   It Smells of Immortality . . . . . . . . 104


Scientific American
Volume 283, Number 1, July, 2000

                    John Rennie   From the Editor: Bracing for the
                                  Imminent . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6--6
                      Anonymous   Letter to the Editors  . . . . . . . . . 8--10
                      Anonymous   Erratum  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10--10
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--12
                      Anonymous   50, 100 & 150 Years Ago: Smoking and
                                  Cancer, Pioneers of Flight (or Fright)   12
                  George Musser   News & Analysis: Boomerang Effect . . . . 14--15
                    Lisa Melton   Age Breakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
               Daniel G. Dupont   Reengineering the Radio  . . . . . . . . 18--18
                    Mark Alpert   Fire in the Sky  . . . . . . . . . . . . 20--20
                   Rodger Doyle   By the Numbers: The Geography of Death   22--22
                    Eric Niiler   News & Analysis: Diseased Passage . . . . 23--24
                  Sarah Simpson   Raging Rivers of Rock  . . . . . . . . . 24--25
                   Carol Ezzell   Age of the Clones  . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                    Julia Karow   Nanobending  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
               Diane Martindale   News Briefs: Beetle to Bee . . . . . . . 26--26
              Graham P. Collins   Einstein's Constant  . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                  George Musser   Droids versus Fires  . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                Julie Wakefield   Profile: The Search for Extreme Life . . 30--32
             Baruch S. Blumberg   Profile: Astrobiologist Baruch S.
                                  Blumberg seeks life's origin . . . . . . 30
               Diane Martindale   Technology & Business: Scar No More . . . 34--36
                   Paul Wallich   Cyber View: Unplugged but Unbowed  . . . 37--37
                   Ian Crawford   Searching for Extraterrestrials: Where
                                  Are They?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38--43
               Andrew J. LePage   Searching for Extraterrestrials: Where
                                  They Could Hide  . . . . . . . . . . . . 40--41
         George W. Swenson, Jr.   Intragalactically Speaking . . . . . . . 44--47
                   Carol Ezzell   Special Industry Report: The Business of
                                  the Human Genome . . . . . . . . . . . . 48--49
                  Kathryn Brown   The Human Genome Business Today  . . . . 50--55
                     Ken Howard   The Bioinformatics Gold Rush . . . . . . 58--63
                   Carol Ezzell   Beyond the Human Genome  . . . . . . . . 64--69
          Chris Llewellyn Smith   The Large Hadron Collider  . . . . . . . 70--77
                     Ernst Mayr   Darwin's Influence on Modern Thought . . 78--83
            David P. Billington   The Revolutionary Bridges of Robert
                                  Maillart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84--91
            Marguerite Holloway   The Killing Lakes  . . . . . . . . . . . 92--99
                  Sarah Simpson   Working Knowledge: Escape and Survival   100--101
                  Shawn Carlson   The Amateur Scientist: PCR at Home . . . 102--103
                    Ian Stewart   Mathematical Recreations: Knotting
                                  ventured, knotting gained  . . . . . . . 104--105
             David Hurst Thomas   Books: Whose Past is it, Anyway? . . . . 106--108
            Philip Morrison and   
                Phylis Morrison   Wonders: Time Exposures  . . . . . . . . 109, 111
            Philip Morrison and   
                Phylis Morrison   Wonders: Time Exposures  . . . . . . . . 109--109
                    James Burke   Connections: Not What It Seems . . . . . 110--111
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Alcohol, Tobacco and Soy
                                  Alarms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112--112

Scientific American
Volume 283, Number 2, August, 2000

                    John Rennie   From the Editors: If you can't Stand the
                                  Heat\ldots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters to the Editors . . . . . . . . . 10--12
                      Anonymous   Erratum  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--12
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--14
            Marguerite Holloway   News & Analysis: Uncontrolled Burn  . . . 16--18
                      Anonymous   The Los Alamos fire's aftermath  . . . . 16
                    Eric Niiler   Island Survivors . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--20
                    Trisha Gura   Gene Scenes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20--20
                  George Musser   Magnetic Anomalies . . . . . . . . . . . 22--22
                      Kate Wong   Global Positioning . . . . . . . . . . . 23--23
              Meredith F. Small   More Than the Best Medicine  . . . . . . 24--24
                   Rodger Doyle   By the Numbers: The U.S. Population Race 26--26
                    Julia Karow   News Briefs: DNA Junk and Lupus  . . . . 28--28
               Diane Martindale   Size Doesn't Matter  . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                  George Musser   Cosmic Cartography . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      Anonymous   The Need for Zzz's . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                          J. K.   Atomic-Force Geckos  . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                   Steve Mirsky   A Dose of Our Own Medicine . . . . . . . 29--29
                  Sarah Simpson   Sea Change for Tides . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                 Glenn Zorpette   Profile: Blue Chip . . . . . . . . . . . 30--31
                Bruce Schechter   Technology & Business: No Resistance  . . 32--33
                 Wendy Grossman   Cyber View: Circles of Trust . . . . . . 34--34
       Tillman U. Gerngross and   
               Steven C. Slater   How Green Are Green Plastics?  . . . . . 36--41
                  Thomas P. Ray   Fountains of Youth: Early Days in the
                                  Life of a Star . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42--47
                Paul R. Epstein   Cover Story: Is Global Warming Harmful
                                  to Health? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50--57
                   Arvind Varma   Form from Fire . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58--61
          Nima Arkani-Hamed and   
           Savas Dimopoulos and   
                   Georgi Dvali   The Universe's Unseen Dimensions . . . . 62--69
            Irwin Goldstein and   
              the Working Group   Male Sexual Circuitry  . . . . . . . . . 70--75
                  Rachel Laudan   Birth of the Modern Diet . . . . . . . . 76--81
                 Glenn Zorpette   Working Knowledge: Focusing in a Flash   82--83
                  Shawn Carlson   The Amateur Scientist: How to Rear a
                                  Plankton Menagerie . . . . . . . . . . . 84--85
                    Ian Stewart   Mathematical Recreations: a fractal
                                  guide to tic-tac-toe . . . . . . . . . . 86--88
                    The Editors   Books: Hidden World  . . . . . . . . . . 90--90
            Philip Morrison and   
                Phylis Morrison   Wonders: Laws of Calorie Counting  . . . 93, 95
            Philip Morrison and   
                Phylis Morrison   Wonders: Laws of Calorie Counting  . . . 93--93
                    James Burke   Connections: The Grand Plan  . . . . . . 94--95
                      Anonymous   End Point  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96--96
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Measure for Measure  . . . 96--96

Scientific American
Volume 283, Number 3, September, 2000

                    John Rennie   From The Editors: Muscle-bound Science   6--6
                      Anonymous   Letters to the Editors . . . . . . . . . 8--10
                      Anonymous   Erratum  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10--10
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: Science
                                  Greats Look Back --- and Ahead . . . . . 12--13
                  George Musser   News & Analysis: Gully Gee Whiz . . . . . 14--16
                      Anonymous   Mars: not beachfront property, but\ldots 14
            Tabitha M. Powledge   Beyond the First Draft . . . . . . . . . 16--18
                    Mark Alpert   Worrying about Wireless  . . . . . . . . 20--21
                    Eric Niiler   Awash in Oil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21--21
               Kimberly Masibay   Drinking without Harm  . . . . . . . . . 22--22
                   David Appell   Unlimited Light  . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--30
                   Rodger Doyle   By the Numbers: Hard Times in the Delta  30--30
                Rebecca Lipsitz   Down with Dino Birds?  . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                Rebecca Lipsitz   Got Statins? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                Rebecca Lipsitz   News Briefs: A Gripping Start  . . . . . 32--32
                      Anonymous   No Fun in the Sun  . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
              Graham P. Collins   Miss-ile Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                  Sarah Simpson   What's That Pinging in My Ear? . . . . . 34--34
                     Philip Yam   Not Slowing with Age . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
            Marguerite Holloway   Profile: Save the Muntjacs . . . . . . . 36--40
                     Phil Scott   Technology & Business: Supersized . . . . 42--44
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Cyber View: Brace for Impact . . . . . . 46--46
         Jesper L. Andersen and   
           Peter Schjerling and   
                   Bengt Saltin   Muscle, Genes and Athletic Performance   48--55
          Laurance R. Doyle and   
        Hans-Jörg Deeg and   
               Timothy M. Brown   Searching for Shadows of Other Earths    58--65
        William H. R. Langridge   Edible Vaccines  . . . . . . . . . . . . 66--71
          John-Mark Hopkins and   
                 Wilson Sibbett   Ultrashort-Pulse Lasers: Big Payoffs in
                                  a Flash  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72--79
                  Sasha Nemecek   Trends In Archaeology: Who Were the
                                  First Americans? . . . . . . . . . . . . 80--87
                  Robert Silman   The Plan to Save Fallingwater  . . . . . 88--95
                    Mark Alpert   Working Knowledge: A Better Black Box    96--97
                  Shawn Carlson   The Amateur Scientist: Aerial
                                  Photography: Using a Kite as an
                                  Experimental Platform  . . . . . . . . . 98--99
                    Ian Stewart   Mathematical Recreations: Hex Marks the
                                  Spot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100--103
                    Ian Stewart   Mathematical Recreations: The
                                  mind-bending challenge of Hex  . . . . . 100
                   Steve Fuller   Books: A New Paradigm for Thomas Kuhn    104--106
            Philip Morrison and   
                Phylis Morrison   Wonders: From Protocols to Language  . . 107, 110
            Philip Morrison and   
                Phylis Morrison   Wonders: From Prototools to Language . . 107--107
                    James Burke   Connections: The Last Word . . . . . . . 109--110
                      Anonymous   End Point  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112--112
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Name Recognition . . . . . 112--112

Scientific American
Volume 283, Number 3s, March, 2000

                  Keay Davidson   Our National Passion . . . . . . . . . . 6
                  Gary Stix and   
                 Mark Fischetti   Introduction: Game Theory  . . . . . . . 6
                Bruce Schechter   How Much Higher? How Much Faster?  . . . 10
            Richard Monastersky   Forecasting Is No Picnic . . . . . . . . 12
                      Rob Neyer   A Matter of Size . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
                 Glenn Zorpette   The Chemical Games . . . . . . . . . . . 16
                 Eugene Raikhel   Decoding the Forecast  . . . . . . . . . 20
              Jeffrey Rosenfeld   The Butterfly That Roared  . . . . . . . 22
                    Gary Taubes   Toward Molecular Talent Scouting . . . . 26
              Jeffrey Rosenfeld   Do We Need the National Weather Service? 28
                  Robert Henson   Billion-dollar Twister . . . . . . . . . 32
            Marguerite Holloway   The Female Hurt  . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
                Michael Shermer   Psyched Up, Psyched Out  . . . . . . . . 38
                 Eugene Raikhet   Extreme Weather  . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
                       Jim Reed   Fleeing Floyd  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
                  Polly Shulman   Blowing the Whistle on Concussions . . . 44
                    Gary Taubes   The Famine of Youth  . . . . . . . . . . 44
                   Karen Wright   Big Sky, Hot Nights, Red Sprites . . . . 48
                 Evelyn Strauss   Counting the Lives of a Cell . . . . . . 50
                   Karen Wright   Watching Your Steps  . . . . . . . . . . 52
                  Randy Cerveny   It's Raining Eels: a Compendium of Weird
                                  Weather  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
                  Tim Beardsley   Tempests from the Sun  . . . . . . . . . 56
                Michael Menduno   No Way Up  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
                David Pescovitz   Spare Parts for Vital Organs . . . . . . 62
                  Delia K. Cabe   Going through the Motions  . . . . . . . 64
                 Daniel Pendick   Cloud Dancers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
                 Evelyn Strauss   Of Hyperaging and Methuselah Genes . . . 68
                   Pearl Tesler   Asphalt Acrobats . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
                     Phil Scott   Weatherproofing Air Travel . . . . . . . 70
              Mia Schmiedeskamp   Preventing Good Brains from Going Bad    72
                       Mike May   The Athletic Arms Race . . . . . . . . . 74
              Laurence Lippseft   Beyond El Nino . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
                Bruce Schechter   The Unblinking Eye . . . . . . . . . . . 80
                       Ben Bova   Out of This World  . . . . . . . . . . . 84
               Rita Baron-Faust   Under the Weather  . . . . . . . . . . . 90
                    Gary Taubes   Deconstructing the Taboo . . . . . . . . 90
                  Randy Cerveny   Lights, Camera, Weather  . . . . . . . . 98
                 Eugene Raikhel   Cults of the Undying . . . . . . . . . . 98
         Reinout van Wagtendonk   Unlikely Domin-ation . . . . . . . . . . 98
                   Steve Mirsky   Channeling the Weather . . . . . . . . . 104
                   Steve Mirsky   A Sphere and Present Danger  . . . . . . 104
               Diane Martindale   Weather on the Web . . . . . . . . . . . 105
               Kathryn S. Brown   Warming To Climate Change  . . . . . . . 114

Scientific American
Volume 283, Number 4, October, 2000

                    John Rennie   From the Editors: Smart Choices  . . . . 6--6
                      Anonymous   Letters to the Editors . . . . . . . . . 8--10
                      Anonymous   Erratum  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10--10
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--12
                  Sarah Simpson   News & Analysis: Killer Waves on the East
                                  Coast? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--17
                      Anonymous   Worries about an East Coast tidal wave
                                  are all wet  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
                    Simon LeVay   Riding the Rumble  . . . . . . . . . . . 17--18
                  George Musser   The Hole Shebang . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--20
                      Anonymous   Science on the Canvas  . . . . . . . . . 20--20
                   Rodger Doyle   By the Numbers: The Roots of Homicide    22--22
              Graham P. Collins   Schrödinger's Squid . . . . . . . . . . . 23--24
                    Lisa Melton   News & Analysis: Womb Wars  . . . . . . . 24--26
                Rebecca Lipsitz   One-Hit Wonder . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--27
              Graham P. Collins   News Briefs: The Tau of Neutrinos  . . . 28--28
                   Steve Mirsky   Sea of Troubles  . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                     Philip Yam   Roadkill Genes . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      Anonymous   The Sky's the Limit  . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                    Julia Karow   Stressed for Life  . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                Rebecca Lipsitz   Dingy Skies  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                          S. M.   Down with E-reading? . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                          P. Y.   Mr. Spock, Phone Home  . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                    Julie Lewis   Profile: Six Billion and Counting  . . . 30--32
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Technology & Business: Speech without
                                  Accountability . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--36
                       W. W. G.   How Publius Thwarts Censors  . . . . . . 36--36
              Wendy M. Grossman   Cyber View: Octothorp Standard . . . . . 37--37
                Mark Alpert and   
                  George Musser   Special Industry Report: The Wireless
                                  Web  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38--38
                   Fiona Harvey   The Internet in Your Hands . . . . . . . 40--45
                Karen J. Bannan   The Promise and Perils of WAP  . . . . . 46--49
                   David Wilson   The Future Is Here. Or Is It?  . . . . . 50--51
                 Leander Kahney   The Third-Generation Gap . . . . . . . . 54--57
                Cornelius Borst   Cover Story: Operating on a Beating
                                  Heart  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58--63
            Susan Blackmore and   
          Lee Alan Dugatkin and   
                Robert Boyd and   
         Peter J. Richerson and   
                  Henry Plotkin   The Power of Memes, with counterpoints
                                  by Lee Alan Dugatkin, Robert Boyd and
                                  Peter J. Richerson, and Henry Plotkin    64--73
          Joachim Bretschneider   Nabada: The Buried City  . . . . . . . . 74--81
              John A. Swets and   
             Robyn M. Dawes and   
                   John Monahan   Better Decisions through Science . . . . 82--87
                      Anonymous   Working Knowledge: The Hard and the Soft 88--89
                  Shawn Carlson   The Amateur Scientist: Down among the
                                  Micrograms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90--92
                    Ian Stewart   Mathematical Recreations: Million-Dollar
                                  Minesweeper  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94--95
                  ?. Menzel and   
                   ?. D'Aluisio   Books: Apocalyptic Optimism  . . . . . . 96--98
                      Anonymous   The Editors Recomment  . . . . . . . . . 98--98
            Philip Morrison and   
                Phylis Morrison   Wonders: Hybrid Vigor! . . . . . . . . . 99, 102
            Philip Morrison and   
                Phylis Morrison   Hybrid Vigor!  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99--102
                    James Burke   Connections: Getting High  . . . . . . . 100--102
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Founding Father of
                                  Invention  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104--104

Scientific American
Volume 283, Number 5, November, 2000

                    John Rennie   From the Editor: Cloning and
                                  Conservation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1--1
                      Anonymous   Letters To The Editors: Letters to the
                                  Editors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8--10
                      Anonymous   Erratum  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10--10
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: Census
                                  1900 More Americans, More Electricity    12--12
                   Stephen Cole   News & Analysis: Robots in the Sky  . . . 14--18
                    Mark Alpert   Radioactive Wrecks . . . . . . . . . . . 18--18
                Michael Menduno   Atlas Shrugged . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20--22
                   Carol Ezzell   Hooking up Biologists  . . . . . . . . . 22--22
                   Rodger Doyle   Voter Turnout  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23--23
                   Naomi Lubick   Desert Fridge: Cooling foods when
                                  there's not a socket around  . . . . . . 26--26
                  George Musser   Dawn of a New Species? . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                   Naomi Lubick   Stifled Recall . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27--27
                   Steve Mirsky   News Briefs: Universal Soldier . . . . . 27--27
                          N. L.   Narcolepsy and the Lost Peptide  . . . . 28--28
                     Philip Yam   Broadcasting Space Warp  . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Medium Rare, Please . . . . 30--30
                    Edward Bell   Digital Depictions . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                          S. M.   One Transgenic Latte, Coming Up  . . . . 30--30
                      Kate Wong   Profile: Archaeologist Olga Soffer: The
                                  Caveman's New Clothes  . . . . . . . . . 32--34
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Technology & Business: Ubiquitous
                                  computing: Homes: As We May Live . . . . 36--40
                   Paul Wallich   Cyber View: Wholesale Computation:
                                  Companies want to sell your computer's
                                  spare processing time. Are there buyers? 42--42
                 Mark Fischetti   Special Report: The Future of Digital
                                  Entertainment  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47--49
               Peter Forman and   
           Robert W. Saint John   Creating Convergence . . . . . . . . . . 50--56
                Ken C. Pohlmann   Music Wars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57--60
                Peter Broderick   Moviemaking in Transition  . . . . . . . 61--63, 66--69
                Peter D. Lubell   Digital Cinema is for Reel . . . . . . . 70--71
                 Alvy Ray Smith   Digital Humans Wait in the Wings . . . . 72--78
            Glorianna Davenport   Your Own Virtual Storyworld  . . . . . . 79--82
            Robert P. Lanza and   
           Betsy L. Dresser and   
                 Philip Damiani   Cloning Noah's Ark . . . . . . . . . . . 84--89
  Franklin R. Chang Díaz   The VASIMR Rocket  . . . . . . . . . . . 90--97
  Franklin R. Chang Díaz   The VASIMR Rocket  . . . . . . . . . . . 90--97
                   Carol Ezzell   AIDS Drugs for Africa  . . . . . . . . . 98--103
              William Lanouette   The Odd Couple and the Bomb  . . . . . . 104--109
                      Anonymous   Working Knowledge: Pregnancy Tests . . . 110--111
                Rebecca Lipsitz   Diagnosis At Home: Pregnancy Tests . . . 110--111
                  Shawn Carlson   The Amateur Scientist: Boids of a
                                  Feather Flock Together . . . . . . . . . 112--114
                    Ian Stewart   Mathematical Recreations: Spiral Slime:
                                  Mathematics in creatures great and small 116, 118
        Claire Panosian Dunavan   Books: Politics and Plagues: Laurie
                                  Garrett sounds an alarm for the
                                  disastrous state of global public
                                  health; The Editors Recommend  . . . . . 120--122
            Philip Morrison and   
                Phylis Morrison   Wonders: Anniversary of needles:
                                  celebrating 400 years of magnetic
                                  understanding  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125--127
            Philip Morrison and   
                Phylis Morrison   Wonders: Anniversary of Needles  . . . . 125--127
                    James Burke   Connections: Survivals . . . . . . . . . 126--127
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Smart Thinking . . . . . . 128--128

Scientific American
Volume 283, Number 6, December, 2000

                    John Rennie   From the Editors: The Dragon in the Sea  8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters to the Editor  . . . . . . . . . 10--12
                      Anonymous   Errata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--12
                      Anonymous   50, 100 & 150 Years Ago: Color
                                  Television, 1950; Why Good Sausages Go
                                  Bad  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--14
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--14
                  Sasha Nemecek   News & Analysis: The Second Abortion Pill 16--18
                      Kate Wong   Paleolithic Pit Stop: a French site
                                  suggests Neandertals and early modern
                                  humans behaved similarly . . . . . . . . 18--20
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Red Team versus the Agents . . . . . . . 20--24
              Graham P. Collins   The Amazing Acenes . . . . . . . . . . . 26--28
                   Naomi Lubick   A Trace of the Corona  . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                   Rodger Doyle   By the Numbers: Taxes: No Major Change
                                  in Sight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                          D. M.   Gotcha!  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                          D. M.   News Briefs: Muscling DNA  . . . . . . . 34--34
               Diane Martindale   Gotcha!: Wanted for arboricide: Asian
                                  longhorned beetle  . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
               Diane Martindale   Muscling DNA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
               Diane Martindale   A One-Way Ticket to Nunavut  . . . . . . 34--34
                      Anonymous   Data Points: The (Somewhat)
                                  \booktitleScientific American  . . . . . 36--36
                      Anonymous   The Nobel Prizes for 2000  . . . . . . . 36--36
                      Anonymous   The (Somewhat) Scientific American . . . 36--36
                    Lynn Conway   Profile: Completing the Circuit  . . . . 38--42
                   Paul Wallich   Profile: Computer Scientist Lynn Conway:
                                  Completing the Circuit . . . . . . . . . 38, 40, 42--43
                David Pescovitz   Technology & Business: In the Waiting
                                  Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44--46
                David Pescovitz   William E. Kelley: Paging Dr. Robot  . . 46--46
              Wendy M. Grossman   Cyber View: Bits of Radio: receiving
                                  digital broadcasts becomes cheaper and
                                  easier --- except in the U.S.  . . . . . 50--50
                 Ryosuke Motani   Cover Story: Rulers of the Jurassic Seas 52--59
          Philip G. Collins and   
                Phaedon Avouris   Nanotubes for Electronics  . . . . . . . 62--69
              J. Mayo Greenberg   The Secrets of Stardust  . . . . . . . . 70--75
      Peter H. St George-Hyslop   Piecing Together Alzheimer's . . . . . . 76--83
     Peter H. St. George-Hyslop   Piecing Together Alzheimer's . . . . . . 76--83
              Donald D. T. Chen   The Science of Smart Growth  . . . . . . 84--91
              Graham P. Collins   Trends in Physics: The Coolest Gas in
                                  the Universe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92--99
             Madhusree Mukerjee   Working Knowledge: Diapers: Disposable
                                  Superabsorbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100--101
                  Shawn Carlson   The Amateur Scientist: Calibrating with
                                  Cold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102--104
                    Ian Stewart   Mathematical Recreations: Jumping
                                  Champions: leaping over the gaps between
                                  prime numbers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106--107
            Frans B. M. De Waal   Books: Laugh and the World Laughs With
                                  You; The Editors Recommend . . . . . . . 108--112
            Philip Morrison and   
                Phylis Morrison   Wonders: Gleaning Nuggets: on the
                                  enduring nobility of native metals . . . 113, 116
            Philip Morrison and   
                Phylis Morrison   Wonders: Gleaning Nuggets  . . . . . . . 113--116
                    James Burke   Connections: Not Nelson's Obelisk  . . . 114--116
                      Anonymous   Annual Index 2000  . . . . . . . . . . . 117--119
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Final Frontier Exam  . . . 120--120


Scientific American
Volume 284, Number 1, January, 2001

                    John Rennie   From the Editors: The First Optical
                                  Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10--10
                      Anonymous   Letters to the Editors . . . . . . . . . 12--14
                      Anonymous   Erratum  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--14
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: Vaccines
                                  in 1901, the Mosquito's Demise . . . . . 16--16
                   David Appell   News & Analysis: The New Uncertainty
                                  Principle  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--18
               Diane Martindale   Pink Slip in Your Genes  . . . . . . . . 19--20
                  George Musser   Lost Worlds: Evidence for the maverick
                                  view that extrasolar planets are really
                                  small stars  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21--22
                  Sarah Simpson   Aquatic Homebodies: New evidence that
                                  baby fish and shrimp stick close to home
                                  may be the key to saving coral reef
                                  biodiversity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22--23
              Graham P. Collins   A Gas of Steel Balls: Marbles are more
                                  difficult to understand than atoms or
                                  molecules  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23--24
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Neuroscience: Optical Illusions: Side
                                  Splitting: Jokes, ice water and
                                  magnetism can changer your view of the
                                  world --- literally  . . . . . . . . . . 24--26
                   Rodger Doyle   By the Numbers: Coke, Crack, Pot, Speed
                                  et al. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                      Anonymous   Have you got the Right Stuff?  . . . . . 28--28
                          D. M.   News Briefs: Jobless in the U.S. . . . . 28--28
               Diane Martindale   Economics: Jobless in the U.S. . . . . . 28--28
                   Steve Mirsky   That Ball is Gone  . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                   Steve Mirsky   Dynamics: That Ball Is Gone  . . . . . . 28--28
                          P. Y.   Cholesterol 1, Aspirin 0 . . . . . . . . 28--28
                  Philip M. Yam   Medicine: Cholesterol 1, Aspirin 0 . . . 28--28
                   Carol Ezzell   Profile: Biologist Thomas R. Cech: The
                                  \$13-Billion Man: Why the head of the
                                  {Howard Hughes Medical Institute} could
                                  be the most powerful individual in
                                  biomedicine  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--30
                Julie Wakefield   Technology & Business: Complexity theory
                                  software: Complexity's Business Model:
                                  Part physics, part poetry --- the
                                  fledgling un-discipline finds commercial
                                  opportunity  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31--34
                      Gary Stix   Cyber View: 2001: a Scorecard: How close
                                  are we to building HAL? I'm Sorry, Dave,
                                  I'm afraid we can't do that  . . . . . . 36--36
              George Musser and   
                    Mark Alpert   Brave New Cosmos . . . . . . . . . . . . 37--37
         Robert R. Caldwell and   
              Marc Kamionkowski   Echoes from the Big Bang . . . . . . . . 38--43
         Charles L. Bennett and   
            Gary F. Hinshaw and   
                     Lyman Page   A Cosmic Cartographer  . . . . . . . . . 44--45
       Jeremiah P. Ostriker and   
             Paul J. Steinhardt   The Quintessential Universe  . . . . . . 46--53
                   P. James and   
                     E. Peebles   Making Sense of Modern Cosmology . . . . 54--55
           João Magueijo   Plan B for the Cosmos  . . . . . . . . . 58--59
              Andrew Whiten and   
              Christophe Boesch   The Cultures of Chimpanzees  . . . . . . 60--67
         Alfred L. Goldberg and   
         Stephen J. Elledge and   
                 J. Wade Harper   The Cellular Chamber of Doom . . . . . . 68--73
              John D. Verhoeven   The Mystery of Damascus Blades . . . . . 74--79
                      Gary Stix   Special Report: The Ultimate Optical
                                  Networks: The Triumph of the Light . . . 80--86
            David J. Bishop and   
             C. Randy Giles and   
                 Saswato R. Das   The Ultimate Optical Networks: The Rise
                                  of Optical Switching . . . . . . . . . . 88--94
           Daniel J. Blumenthal   The Ultimate Optical Networks: Routing
                                  Packets with Light . . . . . . . . . . . 96--99
                      Anonymous   Working Knowledge: The Well-Rounded Flat
                                  Speaker  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100--101
                   Naomi Lubick   Working Knowledge: The rounded tones of
                                  flat-panel speakers  . . . . . . . . . . 100--101
                    Ian Stewart   Mathematical Recreations: Game Theory:
                                  Strategies: Dots-and-Boxes for Experts   102--103
                  Shawn Carlson   The Amateur Scientist: Particle Physics:
                                  a Canteen Cloud Chamber  . . . . . . . . 104--105
                      Anonymous   Books: Not Only Fine Feathers\ldots  . . 106--108
            Philip Morrison and   
                Phylis Morrison   Wonders: Information Technology, 2500
                                  B.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109, 111
                    James Burke   Connections: Class Acts  . . . . . . . . 110--111
                      Anonymous   End Point  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112--112
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: The Open-Heart Open  . . . 112--112

Scientific American
Volume 284, Number 2, February, 2001

                    John Rennie   From the Editors: When Physics Goes Pop  8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters to the Editors . . . . . . . . . 10--12
                      Anonymous   Erratum  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--12
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: The
                                  Common Cold, An Early Dial Telephone,
                                  1901 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--14
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Neuroscience: Stem Cells: Biological
                                  Alchemy  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--17
              Graham P. Collins   Physics: Elementary Particles: Higgs
                                  Won't Fly: CERN declines a massive
                                  opportunity to find the Higgs particle   17--18
                      Gary Stix   Optoelectronics: Lasers: Cheap Light:
                                  Microlasers go deeper into the infrared
                                  to boost optical networking  . . . . . . 18--20
                      Kate Wong   Mammoth Kill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22--22
                     Phil Scott   Aviation: Safety: Collision Decision:
                                  New radar systems may prevent deadly
                                  accidents on congested runways . . . . . 24--24
                  Sarah Simpson   Climate Change: Kyoto Protocol: Debit or
                                  Credit? Whether CO$_2$-consuming trees
                                  can offset global warming is far from
                                  certain  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25--25
                   Rodger Doyle   By the Numbers: The Rich and Other
                                  Americans  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
               Diane Martindale   News Briefs: Copycaps  . . . . . . . . . 27--27
                   Steve Mirsky   Carbon Original  . . . . . . . . . . . . 27--27
                      Anonymous   Death Defying  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                          P. Y.   Stellar Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                     Philip Yam   Mars Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                    Eric Niiler   Bad Breathosaur  . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
              Richard A. Muller   Profile: One Disaster After Another  . . 30--32
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Technology & Business: Shrinking to
                                  Enormity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33--34
              Wendy M. Grossman   Cyber View: No E(asy) Cure . . . . . . . 36--36
                      Anonymous   Special Report: Safeguarding Our Water   38--39
                    The Editors   Special Report: Safeguarding Our Water   38--39
                Peter H. Gleick   Safeguarding Our Water: Making Every
                                  Drop Count . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40--45
                  Sandra Postel   Safeguarding Our Water: Growing More
                                  Food With Less Water . . . . . . . . . . 46--47, 50--51
           Diane Martindale and   
                Peter H. Gleick   Safeguarding Our Water: How We Can Do It 52--55
             Karin Jegalian and   
                  Bruce T. Lahn   Why the Y is So Weird  . . . . . . . . . 56--61
          M. George Craford and   
         Nick Holonyak, Jr. and   
         Frederick A. Kish, Jr.   In Pursuit of the Ultimate Lamp  . . . . 62--67
                Max Tegmark and   
         John Archibald Wheeler   100 Years of Quantum Mysteries . . . . . 68--75
             Robert B. Cialdini   The Science of Persuasion  . . . . . . . 76--81
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Flue Vaccine:
                                  Preparing for Battle . . . . . . . . . . 82--83
                  Shawn Carlson   The Amateur Scientist: Cosmic Rays:
                                  Counting Particles from Space: How to
                                  build a cosmic-ray telescope . . . . . . 84--85, 87
                    Ian Stewart   Mathematical Recreations: Geometry:
                                  Opaque Fences: Pursuing Polygonal
                                  Privacy  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88--89
                      Jon Cohen   Books: Why haven't we Found an AIDS
                                  Vaccine? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90--92
            Philip Morrison and   
                Phylis Morrison   Wonders: The Big Bang: Wit or Wisdom?    93, 95
            Philip Morrison and   
                Phylis Morrison   Wonders: The Big Bang: Wit or Wisdom?    93--95
                    James Burke   Connections: Home From Home  . . . . . . 94--95
                      Anonymous   End Point  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96--96
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Life Savers  . . . . . . . 96--96
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Life Savers  . . . . . . . 96--96

Scientific American
Volume 284, Number 3, March, 2001

                    John Rennie   From the Editors: The Future of Human
                                  Evolution  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters to the Editors . . . . . . . . . 12--13
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100, &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--14
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Martian
                                  Canals, 1901, The Crystal Palace, 1851   14--14
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Glaciology: Out in the Cold: Ambitious
                                  plans to penetrate icebound Lake Vostok
                                  have slowed to a crawl . . . . . . . . . 16--17
                 Rebecca Renner   Scotchgard Scotched: Following the
                                  fabric protector's slippery trail to a
                                  new class of pollutant . . . . . . . . . 18--18
                   Naomi Lubick   Volcanic Accomplice: Deadly impacts may
                                  have exacerbated massive eruptions . . . 19--19
                      Gary Stix   Pour Me Another: a novel way of
                                  embedding chips in polymers may let you
                                  have your computer and sit on it, too    20--20
                    Julia Karow   Skin So Fixed: a topical lotion with
                                  DNA-repair enzymes cuts down skin
                                  carcinomas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21--21
              Graham P. Collins   Trapped over a Chip: Microchips that
                                  control hovering atoms may lead to new
                                  quantum computers  . . . . . . . . . . . 22--22
                      Kate Wong   Paleontology: Extinction: Mammoth Kill   22--22
                  Steven Ashley   Senses: Scratching an Old Theory . . . . 23--23
                  Alison McCook   News Briefs: Music of the 'Spheres . . . 23--23
                      Anonymous   Briefs from www.sciam.com  . . . . . . . 24--24
                      Anonymous   Fulfilling Your Darwinian Destiny  . . . 24--24
                          A. M.   Sloppy Feeding . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--24
                  George Musser   News Briefs: Copernican
                                  Counterrevolution  . . . . . . . . . . . 24--24
                   Rodger Doyle   By the Numbers: Sprawling into the Third
                                  Millennium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25--25
                   Rodger Doyle   Economics: Wealth: The Rich and Other
                                  Americans  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                      Kate Wong   Anthropologist Napoleon Chagnon:
                                  Fighting the Darkness in El Dorado: The
                                  embattled researcher answers a book's
                                  charges that he incited and exaggerated
                                  the violence of the Yanomamö  . . . . . . 26--28
                      Kate Wong   Profile: Fighting the Darkness in El
                                  Dorado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--28
               Diane Martindale   Oncology: Copycaps . . . . . . . . . . . 27--27
                   Steve Mirsky   Chemistry: Carbon Original . . . . . . . 27--27
                   Matt Collins   Data Points: Death Defying . . . . . . . 28--28
                  Philip M. Yam   Ancient Astronomy: Stellar Work  . . . . 28--28
                  Philip M. Yam   Planetary Science: Mars Water  . . . . . 28--28
                    Eric Niiler   Paleontology: Bad Breathosaur  . . . . . 29--29
              Mia Schmiedeskamp   Plenty to Sniff At: Smaller and more
                                  sensitive electronic noses open up new
                                  applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--30
              Mia Schmiedeskamp   Technology & Business: Plenty to Sniff At 29--30
                Daniel Grossman   Profile: Astrophysicist Richard A.
                                  Muller: One Disaster After Another . . . 30, 32
              Wendy M. Grossman   Cyber View: To Protect and Self-Serve:
                                  Will we see hard disks with
                                  copy-preventing codes  . . . . . . . . . 31--31
             David V. Smith and   
           Robert F. Margolskee   Making Sense of Taste  . . . . . . . . . 32--39
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Biotechnology: Gene Chips: Shrinking to
                                  Enormity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33--34
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Patently Inefficient: a new industry is
                                  thrashed by waves of litigation  . . . . 34--34
                 Michael Gurnis   Sculpting the Earth from Inside Out  . . 40--47
           S. Jay Olshansky and   
            Bruce A. Carnes and   
               Robert N. Butler   If Humans Were Built to Last . . . . . . 50--55
            Arsen R. Hajian and   
            J. Thomas Armstrong   A Sharper View of the Stars  . . . . . . 56--63
              Jonathan B. Losos   Evolution: a Lizard's Tale . . . . . . . 64--69
           Jeffrey D. Sachs and   
        Andrew D. Mellinger and   
                 John L. Gallup   The Geography of Poverty and Wealth  . . 70--75
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Radar Guns: Gotcha!   76--77
                  Shawn Carlson   The Amateur Scientist: Micro Gravity:
                                  Geotropism, One Last Time: How plants
                                  grow in reduced gravity  . . . . . . . . 78--79
                    Ian Stewart   Mathematical Recreations: Algorithms:
                                  Calendar Calculations: Easter Is a
                                  Quasicrystal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80, 82--83
                     Rick Weiss   Who Owns Your Body? Lori Andrews and
                                  Dorothy Nelkin uncover some disturbing
                                  answers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84, 86
               Lori Andrews and   
                 Dorothy Nelkin   Books: Who Owns Your Body? . . . . . . . 84--88
                     Rick Weiss   Books: Who Owns Your Body?; The Editors
                                  Recommend  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84, 86--88
                    The Editors   The Editors Recommend  . . . . . . . . . 86--88
            Philip Morrison and   
                Phylis Morrison   Wonders: The Needy Porcupine . . . . . . 89, 91
            Philip Morrison and   
                Phylis Morrison   Wonders: The Needy Porcupine . . . . . . 89--91
                    James Burke   Connections: French Leave  . . . . . . . 90--91
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Sound Proof  . . . . . . . 92--92

Scientific American
Volume 284, Number 4, April, 2001

                    John Rennie   SA Perspectives: The 21st-Century
                                  Handbook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10--12
                      Anonymous   Erratum  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--12
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
            Marguerite Holloway   News Scan: Aborted Thinking  . . . . . . 19--20
              Graham P. Collins   Ultimate Stop Motion . . . . . . . . . . 20--21
                    Neal Singer   Sight Unseen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--24
                  Sarah Simpson   Full of Croc?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25--25
                  George Musser   Hole in the Middle . . . . . . . . . . . 25--26
                     Phil Scott   I, Robonaut  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27--27
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Drugs for Bugs  . . . . . . 28--28
                  Alison McCook   Disposing of Misfolded Proteins  . . . . 28--28
                  Alison McCook   You Look Awfully Familiar  . . . . . . . 28--28
                     Philip Yam   Take Me to the Ocean . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                    Mark Alpert   Heavenly Seeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                      Anonymous   www.sciam.com/news: Brief Bits . . . . . 29--29
                  Alison McCook   Species-Making Bacteria  . . . . . . . . 29--29
                     Philip Yam   Unexplained Moments  . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                   Rodger Doyle   Lifestyle Blues  . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                      Gary Stix   Getting More from Moore's: Marshaling
                                  financial clout and technical
                                  astuteness, Intel has pushed its choice
                                  for the key technology that will extend
                                  silicon chips to their limits  . . . . . 32, 34--36
                      Gary Stix   Staking Claims: Code of the Code . . . . 37--37
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Colorful Pebbles and Darwin's
                                  Dictum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38--38
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Profile: Art as a Form of Life . . . . . 40--41
                Ronald M. Kline   Biotech: Whose Blood is it Anyway? . . . 42--49
                    The Editors   Special Report: Genetically Modified
                                  Foods: Are They Safe?  . . . . . . . . . 50--51
                  Kathryn Brown   Seeds of Concern . . . . . . . . . . . . 52--57
                   Karen Hopkin   The Risks on the Table . . . . . . . . . 60--61
                  Sasha Nemecek   Does the World Needs GM Foods? . . . . . 62--63
              Sasha Nemecek and   
                Margaret Mellon   Does the World Need GM Foods? No . . . . 64--65
                   Jaron Lanier   Computing: Virtually There . . . . . . . 66--75
                Robert M. Hazen   Chemistry: Life's Rocky Start  . . . . . 76--85
                 James L. Burch   Astrophysics: The Fury of Space Storms   86--94
              Roy F. Baumeister   Psychology: Violent Pride  . . . . . . . 96--101
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Touch Screens: At
                                  Your Fingertips  . . . . . . . . . . . . 102--103
              Meredith F. Small   Reviews: Do Animals Have Culture? An
                                  eminent primatologist challenges
                                  long-held convictions about what makes
                                  humans distinct  . . . . . . . . . . . . 104--106
                    Mark Alpert   Look, Ma, No Wires! The Richochet
                                  Wireless Modem is like a Ferrari ---
                                  Fast but Pricey  . . . . . . . . . . . . 108--109, 111
              Dennis. E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: No Tipping  . . . . 112--112
                   Steve Mirsky   Antigravity: Charmed, I'm Sure: For the
                                  scientifically bright but socially
                                  befuddled, a day of etiquette
                                  instruction might be just what the Ph.D.
                                  ordered  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114--114
                      Anonymous   End Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116--116

Scientific American
Volume 284, Number 5, May, 2001

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Save Embryonic Stem
                                  Cell Research  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6--6
                    The Editors   Save Embryonic Stem Cell Research  . . . 6--6
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8--9
             Owen W. Dykema and   
                  Tom Moore and   
         Paul J. Steinhardt and   
               Nathan Smith and   
            Fred W. van Leeuwen   Letters to the Editors: January's
                                  Special Report; Getting to Omega;
                                  Marketable Results vs. Good Science?;
                                  Alzheimer's Aberrant Proteins;
                                  Clarifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8--9
                      Anonymous   Clarifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9--9
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Ill-Fated
                                  Viruses; Accepted Electronics; As the
                                  World Turns  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10--10
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10--10
                     Philip Yam   Mad Cow's Human Toll: The Unfolding
                                  Mystery of Prion Disease and its
                                  Ultimate Casualties  . . . . . . . . . . 12--13
              Luis Miguel Ariza   Troubles at the Edge: At their Borders,
                                  Reserves May Increase Animal Deaths  . . 16--16
                  Sarah Simpson   Deeper Impact  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--19
                  Sarah Simpson   Deeper Impact: Was Yet Another Mass
                                  Extinction the Work of an Asteroid?  . . 18--19
                   Stephen Cole   Bright Sky, Dirty City?: Houston, We
                                  Have Ground Strikes, Lots of Them  . . . 19--19
                    Julia Karow   Taken to Heart: Brushing Your Teeth May
                                  be Good for your Ticker  . . . . . . . . 20--20
                  Steven Ashley   Shape-Shifters . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20--21
                  Steven Ashley   Shape Shifters: Shape-Memory Polymers
                                  Find Use in Medicine and Clothing  . . . 20--21
                      Anonymous   Data Points: The Not So Sheltering Sky   24--24
                  Alison McCook   Hack Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--24
                  Alison McCook   Holier Than Thou . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--24
                     Philip Yam   Fat into Cartilage . . . . . . . . . . . 24--24
              Alison McCook and   
                 Philip Yam and   
              Graham P. Collins   News Scan: The Not So Sheltering Sky;
                                  Computer: Hack Job; Tissue Engineering:
                                  Fat into Cartilage; Psychology: Holier
                                  Than Thou; Astronomy: Otherworldly
                                  Ocean; Physics: Microscopic Maelstrom;
                                  Medicine: Fetal Cell Setback . . . . . . 24--25
                      Anonymous   www.sciam.com/news: Brief Bits . . . . . 25--25
              Graham P. Collins   Microscopic Maelstrom  . . . . . . . . . 25--25
                  Alison McCook   Fetal Cell Setback . . . . . . . . . . . 25--25
                  Alison McCook   Otherworldly Ocean . . . . . . . . . . . 25--25
                   Rodger Doyle   By the Numbers: Rewriting History: How
                                  Statistical Revisions Color Our View of
                                  the Past . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                      Gary Stix   Project Skyhook: a ``smart'' material
                                  that transforms from a liquid to a solid
                                  state on cue is beginning to show up in
                                  prosthetics, automobiles, and other
                                  applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--29
                      Gary Stix   Antimicrobe Marinade: a protein from
                                  cow's milk may become a weapon in the
                                  fight against the killer hamburger . . . 30--30
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: The Erotic-Fierce People: The
                                  latest skirmish in the ``anthropology
                                  wars'' reveals a fundamental flaw in how
                                  science is understood and communicated   31--31
                   Steve Mirsky   A Host with Infectious Ideas: Paul W.
                                  Ewald argues that most cancers, heart
                                  disease and chronic ills stem from
                                  infection. If correct, his theory will
                                  change the course of medicine  . . . . . 32--33
            Tim Berners-Lee and   
              James Hendler and   
                    Ora Lassila   Computing: The Semantic Web  . . . . . . 34--43
              Brian C. Chaboyer   Rip Van Twinkle: The Oldest Stars Have
                                  Been Growing Younger . . . . . . . . . . 44--49, 51--53
             K. C. Nicolaou and   
        Christopher N. C. Boddy   Behind Enemy Lines: a close look at the
                                  inner workings of microbes in this era
                                  of escalating antibiotic resistance is
                                  offering new strategies for designing
                                  drugs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54--61
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Environment: The Arctic Oil & Wildlife
                                  Refuge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62--69
                  Steven Ashley   Warp Drive Underwater: Traveling inside
                                  drag-cutting bubbles, secret torpedoes
                                  and other subsea naval systems can move
                                  hundreds of miles per hour . . . . . . . 70--79
                  Steven Ashley   Weaponry: Warp Drive Underwater  . . . . 70--79
        Scott O. Lilienfeld and   
              James M. Wood and   
                 Howard N. Garb   Psychology: What's Wrong with this
                                  Picture? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80--87
        Scott O. Lilienfeld and   
              James M. Wood and   
                 Howard N. Garb   What's wrong with this picture?  . . . . 80--87
                      Anonymous   Working Knowledge: Quick Scan  . . . . . 88--89
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Bar-Code Readers:
                                  Quick Scan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88--89
                  Keay Davidson   Reviews: a Case Study for Global
                                  Warming: The Little Ice Age Offers Clues
                                  to How our Society Might Handle a Major
                                  Climate Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90--91
                    The Editors   The Editors Recommend  . . . . . . . . . 91--91
            Marguerite Holloway   Voyages: War and Peace among the
                                  Pinnipeds  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92--95
            Marguerite Holloway   War and Peace among the Pinnipeds:
                                  Visiting the Wildlife of Año Nuevo  . . . 92, 94--95
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: Something Fishy . . 96--96
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Drink and Be Merry: Mumm's
                                  Might Have Been the Word If This Story
                                  Had Remained Solely About Wines. But
                                  When Life Hands You Lemons, You Don't
                                  Need Sour Grapes . . . . . . . . . . . . 98--98
                      Anonymous   End Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100--100

Scientific American
Volume 284, Number 6, June, 2001

                    The Editors   Faith-Based Reasoning  . . . . . . . . . 8--8
                    The Editors   SA Perspectives: Faith-Based Reasoning   8--8
          Robin G. Saunders and   
                 John Lomax and   
         Robert B. Cialdini and   
           Albert S. Kirsch and   
               Sandra Brown and   
              Laurie A. Wayburn   Letters to the Editors: (What you didn't
                                  think you wanted to know about) recycle
                                  wastewater; Unpersuaded; Pythagoras,
                                  Plato and everything; In forests, the
                                  older the better . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--17
                      Anonymous   Erratum  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17--17
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Hormones,
                                  Howitzers, Horsepower  . . . . . . . . . 18--18
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--18
                    Mark Alpert   News Scan: A Touch of Poison . . . . . . 20--21
                    Mark Alpert   A Touch of Poison  . . . . . . . . . . . 20--21
                  George Musser   Galactic Archaeology . . . . . . . . . . 21--22
                  Steven Ashley   Robotic Bombers  . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--24
              Graham P. Collins   New Trick from Old Dog: a magnesium
                                  compound is a startling superconductor   24--24
                Mark A. Garlick   Save the Earth . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--24
                Josephine Hearn   Unfair Game: The bushmeat trade is
                                  wiping out large African animals . . . . 24, 26
                Josephine Hearn   Unfair Game  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--26
                   Rodger Doyle   The American Terrorist . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                   Rodger Doyle   By the Numbers: The American Terrorist   28--28
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Get your Proteins . . . . . 30--30
                  Alison McCook   Engineering: The Little Engine that
                                  Might  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                  Alison McCook   The Little Engine that Might . . . . . . 30--30
                      Kate Wong   Anthropology: Lucy Meet Ken  . . . . . . 30--30
                      Kate Wong   Lucy, Meet Ken . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                     Philip Yam   Astronomy: Not So Watery . . . . . . . . 30--30
                     Philip Yam   Not So Watery  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                      Anonymous   www.sciam.com/news: Brief Bits . . . . . 32--32
            Marguerite Holloway   Aborted Crime Wave, Part 2 . . . . . . . 32--32
            Marguerite Holloway   Sociology: Aborted Crime Wave, Part 2    32--32
                  Alison McCook   AIDS: Locating the Latent Enemy  . . . . 32--32
                  Alison McCook   Boning Up  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                  Alison McCook   Biology: Boning up . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                  Alison McCook   Computers: Copy Unprotected  . . . . . . 32--32
                  Alison McCook   Copy Unprotected . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                  Alison McCook   Locating the Latent Enemy  . . . . . . . 32--32
                      Gary Stix   Innovations: The Mice that Warred  . . . 34--35
                      Gary Stix   The Mice That Warred: Natural selection
                                  picks the best antibodies to fight
                                  invading microbes --- and it also
                                  determines who survives to sell these
                                  molecules as drugs . . . . . . . . . . . 34--35
                      Gary Stix   A License for Copycats? A court decision
                                  may clarify what is patentable while
                                  giving a free ride to knockoffs  . . . . 36--36
                      Gary Stix   Staking Claims: A License for Copycats?  36--36
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Fox's Flapdoodle  . . . . . . . 37--37
                      John Adam   Profile: Piloting through Uncharted Seas 38--39
                      John Adam   Piloting through Uncharted Seas: The
                                  privately funded Monterey Bay Aquarium
                                  Research Institute enables scientists
                                  and engineers to engage in radical
                                  pursuits. As long as Marcia K. McNutt
                                  likes their ideas  . . . . . . . . . . . 38--39
           Bhola N. Dwivedi and   
         Kenneth J. H. Phillips   Astrophysics: The Paradox of the Sun's
                                  Hot Corona . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40--47
           Bhola N. Dwivedi and   
         Kenneth J. H. Phillips   The Paradox of the Sun's Hot Corona  . . 40--47
              Michael Dickinson   Solving the Mystery of Insect Flight . . 48--50, 54--57
              Michael Dickinson   Biomechanics: Solving the Mystery of
                                  Insect Flight  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48--57
             Gregory Hickok and   
             Ursula Bellugi and   
                Edward S. Klima   Neuroscience: Sign Language in the Brain 58--65
             Gregory Hickok and   
             Ursula Bellugi and   
                Edward S. Klima   Sign Language in the Brain . . . . . . . 58--65
                  Robert Zubrin   North to Mars! . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66--69
                  Robert Zubrin   Space Travel: North to Mars! . . . . . . 66--69
               Ricki L. Rusting   Bioscience: Hair: Why it Grows, Why it
                                  Stops  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70--79
               Ricki L. Rusting   Hair: Why It Grows, Why It Stops . . . . 70--79
                   Carol Ezzell   Anthropology: The Himba and the Dam  . . 80--89
                   Carol Ezzell   The Himba and the Dam  . . . . . . . . . 80--89
                  Steven Ashley   A Low-Pollution Engine Solution  . . . . 90--95
                  Steven Ashley   Technology: A Low-Pollution Engine
                                  Solution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90--95
                      Anonymous   Working Knowledge: Flight Control  . . . 96--97
                 Mark Fischetti   Flight Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96--97
                    Carl Zimmer   Dinos and Darwin: Just how important
                                  were the discoveries of dinosaur
                                  fossils? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98--99, 101
                    Carl Zimmer   Reviews: Dinos and Darwin  . . . . . . . 98--100
                    The Editors   The Editors Recommend  . . . . . . . . . 101--101
                    Mark Alpert   Kibbles and Bytes: How much is that
                                  robotic doggy in the window? . . . . . . 102--104
                    Mark Alpert   Technicalities: Kibbles and Bytes  . . . 102--104
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: Alternating Liars   105--105
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Nostrildamus . . . . . . . 106--106
                      Anonymous   End Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107--107
                      Mark Ford   Endpoints: How is tempered glass made?   107--107
                Mark A. Garlick   Save the Earth: Delaying our planet's
                                  ultimate demise --- by shifting its
                                  orbit  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 240--240


Scientific American
Volume 285, Number 1, July, 2001

                    The Editors   SA Perspectives: Air Traffic Out of
                                  Control  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6--6
                    The Editors   SA Perspectives: Air Traffic Out of
                                  Control  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6--6
                 Don Saroff and   
           S. Jay Olshansky and   
            Bruce A. Carnes and   
           Robert N. Butler and   
               Felix Godwin and   
           Jeffrey D. Sachs and   
        Andrew D. Mellinger and   
             John L. Gallup and   
        Harold A. McAlister and   
               John Levings and   
                 Michael Gurnis   Letters to the Editors: You, Only with a
                                  Better Brain; Institutional Poverty,
                                  Institutional Wealth?; Starring CHARA;
                                  Africa Rising  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 12
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10--11
                      Anonymous   Errata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11--11
                      Anonymous   Errata: ``A Sharper View of the Stars''  12--12
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Comets; State
                                  Security; The Pharaoh's Emeralds . . . . 16--16
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                  Sarah Simpson   News Scan: Shrinking the Dead Zone . . . 18--20
                    Mark Alpert   Sailing on Sunlight  . . . . . . . . . . 21--21
                      Gary Stix   \`A Votre Santé . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--24
                      Gary Stix   \`A Votre Santé: Should Physicians Tell
                                  Some Nondrinkers to Drink? . . . . . . . 24--24
                  Steven Ashley   Fuel Cell Phones: Portable Power from
                                  Fuel Cells Inches Along  . . . . . . . . 25--25
              Meredith F. Small   Sigma Chi Chimpy: Forget the Ladies ---
                                  For Chimps, Hunting is about Fraternity  26--26
                  Alison McCook   Napoleon's Revenge . . . . . . . . . . . 27--27
                  Alison McCook   Napoleon's Revenge: In the U.S., Height
                                  Hits Its Head on the Genetic Ceiling . . 27--27
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Something to Hide?  . . . . 28--28
                  Alison McCook   Bigger Snips of DNA  . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                  Alison McCook   Genomics: Bigger Snips of DNA  . . . . . 28--28
                     Philip Yam   A Crush on Nitrogen  . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                     Philip Yam   Electronics: Going Ballistic . . . . . . 28--28
                     Philip Yam   Going Ballistic  . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                     Philip Yam   Physics: a Crush on Nitrogen . . . . . . 28--28
                      Anonymous   www.sciam.com/news: Brief Bits . . . . . 29--29
                  Alison McCook   Born Again . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                  Alison McCook   Dwindling Albedo . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                  Alison McCook   Geoscience; Dwindling Albedo . . . . . . 29--29
                  Alison McCook   Neurobiology: Born Again . . . . . . . . 29--29
                     Philip Yam   Behavior: The Flipper Effect . . . . . . 29--29
                     Philip Yam   The Flipper Effect . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                   Rodger Doyle   In a Dry Land  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                   Rodger Doyle   By the Numbers: In a Dry Land: The
                                  Southwest Faces a Dry Future, But There
                                  Are Ways to Cope . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                      Gary Stix   Builders of Light Pipes: Structured
                                  teamwork propels Corning beyond
                                  commodity fiber  . . . . . . . . . . . . 31--32
                      Gary Stix   Innovations: Builders of Light Pipes . . 31--32
                      Gary Stix   Staking Claims: Sounding Out Snipers . . 33--33
                      Gary Stix   Sounding Out Snipers: Drawing a bead on
                                  urban warriors who take potshots at
                                  regular troops . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33--33
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Starbucks in the Forbidden City 34--35
                Julie Wakefield   A Mind for Consciousness: Somewhere in
                                  the brain, Christof Koch believes, there
                                  are certain clusters of neurons that
                                  will explain why you're you and not
                                  someone else . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--37
                Julie Wakefield   Profile: A Mind for Consciousness  . . . 36--37
                Thomas Sterling   Computing: How to Build a Hyper computer 38--45
                Thomas Sterling   How to Build a Hypercomputer . . . . . . 38--45
                Michael R. Nash   The Truth and the Hype of Hypnosis . . . 46--49, 52--55
                Michael R. Nash   Psychology: The Truth and the Hype of
                                  Hypnosis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46--55
               R. Dean Astumian   Making Molecules into Motors . . . . . . 56--64
               R. Dean Astumian   Nanotechnology: Making Molecules into
                                  Motors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56--64
           Lene Vestergaard Hau   Frozen Light: Slowing a beam of light to
                                  a halt may pave the way for new optical
                                  communications technology, tabletop
                                  black holes and quantum computers  . . . 66--73
           Lene Vestergaard Hau   Physics: Frozen Light  . . . . . . . . . 66--73
            J. W. Costerton and   
              Philip S. Stewart   Biotech: Battling Biofilms . . . . . . . 74--81
            J. W. Costerton and   
              Philip S. Stewart   Battling Biofilms: The war is against
                                  bacterial colonies that cause some of
                                  the most tenacious infections known. The
                                  weapon is knowledge of the enemy's
                                  communication system . . . . . . . . . . 74--81
                  Sarah Simpson   Conservation: Fishy Business . . . . . . 82--89
                  Sarah Simpson   Fishy Business: Cyanide fishing
                                  threatens many of the last pristine
                                  coral reefs in Southeast Asia. Will an
                                  ambitious program to clean up the matine
                                  aquarium be enough to save them? . . . . 82--89
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Sunscreen: Tan or
                                  Burn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90--91
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Tan or Burn . . . . . 90--91
            Marguerite Holloway   The Universe Atop a Mountain: Gazing at
                                  the Cosmos from Kitt Peak National
                                  Observatory  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92--94
            Marguerite Holloway   Voyages: The Universe atop a Mountain    92--94
                 Richard Milner   Our Evolving View of the Galápagos: The
                                  Famous Islands Before and After Charles
                                  Darwin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95--96
                 Richard Milner   Reviews: Our Evolving View of the
                                  Galápagos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95--96
                Dennis E. Shash   Puzzling Adventures: Seeing Red, Feeling
                                  Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97--97
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: Seeing Red, Feeling
                                  Blue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97--97
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Out of This World: One UFO
                                  expert says that aliens don't get around
                                  much anymore. But what if that's just
                                  what they want you to think? . . . . . . 98--98
                      Anonymous   End Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99--99
                  Robert Kenney   Endpoints: How can sea mammals drink
                                  saltwater  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99--99
                      Anonymous   From the Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . ??
                    The Editors   The Editors Recommend  . . . . . . . . . ??

Scientific American
Volume 285, Number 2, August, 2001

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Another Cup of CAFE,
                                  Please . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6--6
                    The Editors   SA Perspectives: Another Cup of CAFE,
                                  Please . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6--6
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8--9
            David T. Harris and   
            Ronald M. Kline and   
                 Peter Rose and   
            Robert M. Hazen and   
          Scott C. Carvajal and   
           Andrea J. Romero and   
                 Jeff Ficek and   
            Veronica Collin and   
             Elliott Manley and   
                 Philip Yam and   
           Tobias S. Haller and   
                  Alan P. Burke   Letters to the Editors: Cord Blood:
                                  Stat; Amino Acids Through the Looking
                                  Glass; Pride and Praise; What Price
                                  ``Purer'' Agriculture; No GM Risks? Hmm,
                                  Sounds Familiar; Restricted Abortion,
                                  Deadly Consequences; Ursula LeGuin,
                                  Where Are You?; Not a Lifestyle Disease  8--10
                      Anonymous   Errata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9--9
                      Anonymous   Errata: \em At Your Fingertips, \em I,
                                  Robonaut, \em Seeds of Concern . . . . . 10--10
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150, Years Ago . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11--11
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Warped
                                  Perception; Hostile Continent; Mad
                                  Scientist  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11--11
                  Steven Ashley   Concorde's Comeback: Fixing the
                                  supersonic transport to avoid another
                                  accident . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--13
                  Steven Ashley   News Scan: Concorde's Comeback . . . . . 12--13
               Diane Martindale   Road Map for the Mind: Old Mathematical
                                  Theorems Unfold the Human Brain  . . . . 13--14
                  George Musser   The Peak of Success  . . . . . . . . . . 14--15
                  George Musser   The Peak of Success: The Big Bang Clicks
                                  Together Better Than Ever  . . . . . . . 14--15
                   Karen Hopkin   The Post-Genome Project: Whether the
                                  Human Proteome Will Be Successfully
                                  Mapped in Three Years Depends on How You
                                  Define ``Proteome''  . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
              Graham P. Collins   Computing with Light . . . . . . . . . . 18--18
              Graham P. Collins   Computing with Light: Classical Waves
                                  for Pseudo Quantum Computing . . . . . . 18--18
                 Rebecca Renner   An Environmental Solution  . . . . . . . 19--19
                 Rebecca Renner   An Environmental Solution: Ionic Liquids
                                  May Replace Hazardous Solvents . . . . . 19--19
              Wendy M. Grossman   Wireless Wonder  . . . . . . . . . . . . 20--20
              Wendy M. Grossman   Wireless Wonder: a Dark-Horse Standard
                                  Could Win the Broadband Race . . . . . . 20--20
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Your Taxes at Work  . . . . 22--22
                   Steve Mirsky   Hematology: Sticky Situation . . . . . . 22--22
                   Steve Mirsky   Neurology: Wrist Watch . . . . . . . . . 22--22
                   Steve Mirsky   Sticky Situation . . . . . . . . . . . . 22--22
                   Steve Mirsky   Wrist Watch  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22--22
                     Philip Yam   Fat Kills  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22--22
                     Philip Yam   Health: Fat Kills  . . . . . . . . . . . 22--22
                      Anonymous   www.sciam.com/news: Brief Bits . . . . . 23--23
                  Alison McCook   Toxicology: When Fish is Not Brain Food  23--23
                  Alison McCook   When Fish is not Brain Food  . . . . . . 23--23
                  Sarah Simpson   Evolution: Faster Than a Snail's Pace    23--23
                  Sarah Simpson   Faster Than a Snail's Pace . . . . . . . 23--23
                     Philip Yam   Crystallizing Sound  . . . . . . . . . . 23--23
                     Philip Yam   Physics: Crystallizing Sound . . . . . . 23--23
                   Rodger Doyle   By the Numbers: U.S. Workers and the
                                  Law: Labor Rights of Americans Lag
                                  Behind Those of Other Nations  . . . . . 24--24
                   Rodger Doyle   U.S. Workers and the Law . . . . . . . . 24--24
               Daniel G. Dupont   The Company's Company: Venture
                                  capitalism becomes a new mission for the
                                  nation's spymasters  . . . . . . . . . . 26--27
               Daniel G. Dupont   Innovations: The Company's Company . . . 26--27
                   John J. Doll   Staking Claims: Talking Gene Patents . . 28--28
                   John J. Doll   Talking Gene Patents . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Deconstructing the Dead . . . . 29--29
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Dissident or Don Quixote?: Challenging
                                  the HIV theory got virologist Peter H.
                                  Duesburg all but excommunicated from the
                                  scientific orthodoxy. Now he claims that
                                  science has got cancer all wrong . . . . 30--32
               Moshe Sipper and   
                James A. Reggia   Information Science: Go Forth and
                                  Replicate  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--43
               Moshe Sipper and   
                James A. Reggia   Go Forth and Replicate: Birds do it,
                                  bees do it, but could machines do it?
                                  New computer simulations suggest that
                                  the answer is yes  . . . . . . . . . . . 35--39, 42--43
                  George Musser   Robot, Heal Thyself. Computer that fix
                                  themselves are the first application of
                                  artificial self-replication  . . . . . . 40--41
             David F. Blake and   
               Peter Jenniskens   The Ice of Life: Ice in its earthly
                                  guise is hostile to living things. But
                                  an exotic form of space ice can actually
                                  promote the creation of organic
                                  molecules --- and may have seeded life
                                  on Earth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44--47, 50
             David F. Blake and   
               Peter Jenniskens   Astrochemistry: The Ice of Life  . . . . 44--51
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Biotech: Cybernetic Cells  . . . . . . . 52--57
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Cybernetic Cells: The simplest living
                                  cell is so complex that supercomputer
                                  models may never simulate its behavior
                                  perfectly. But even imperfect models
                                  could shake the foundations of biology   52--57
                   Tim D. White   Anthropology: Once were cannibals  . . . 58--65
                   Tim D. White   Once Were Cannibals: Clear evidence of
                                  cannibalism in the human fossil record
                                  has been rare, but it is now becoming
                                  apparent that the practice is deeply
                                  rooted in our history  . . . . . . . . . 58--65
                Daniel Lovering   Public Safety: Taming the Killing Fields
                                  of Laos  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66--71
                Daniel Lovering   Taming the Killing Fields of Laos: Live
                                  bombs from the Vietnam War continue to
                                  kill people and hamper agricultural
                                  development in Laos. The cleanup project
                                  required deciphering decades-old
                                  computer files . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66--71
        William W. Hargrove and   
         Forrest M. Hoffman and   
                Thomas Sterling   Computing: The Do-It-Yourself
                                  Supercomputer  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72--79
        William W. Hargrove and   
         Forrest M. Hoffman and   
                Thomas Sterling   The Do-It-Yourself Supercomputer:
                                  Scientists have found a cheaper way to
                                  solve tremendously difficult
                                  computational problems: connect ordinary
                                  PCs so that they can work together . . . 72--79
                    Eric Niiler   Conservation: The Trouble with Turtles   80--85
                    Eric Niiler   The Trouble With Turtles . . . . . . . . 80--85
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Crank It Up!
                                  Human-Powered Electronics  . . . . . . . 86--87
                   Steve Ditlea   Touchy-Feely Computing: a new mouse
                                  picks up good vibrations . . . . . . . . 88--90
                   Steve Ditlea   Technicalities: Touchy-Feely Computing   88--90
                     Chet Raymo   Reviews: A Spin on Spin Foam . . . . . . 91--92
                     Chet Raymo   A Spin on Spin Foam: In which the author
                                  takes us to the cutting edge of the
                                  search for the ultimate theory of
                                  reality [Book review: \em Three Roads to
                                  Quantum Gravity, by Lee Smolin]  . . . . 91--92
                    The Editors   The Editors Recommend  . . . . . . . . . 93--93
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: The Delphi Flip . . 94--94
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: And the Winner Really Is
                                  \ldots The best years of their lives may
                                  be Oscar winners' extra ones, as they
                                  slow down the journey from here to
                                  eternity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95--95
                      Anonymous   End Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96--96
                Michael L. Free   Endpoints: Why doesn't stainless steel
                                  rust?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96--96

Scientific American
Volume 285, Number 3, September, 2001

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Megabucks for Nanotech  8--8
                    The Editors   Megabucks for Nanotech . . . . . . . . . 8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--13
               Jimmy Carter and   
                Ted Stevens and   
            Frank Murkowski and   
                  Don Young and   
            Amory B. Lovins and   
             Robert Redford and   
                 Lisa Merlo and   
            Douglas Barnett and   
        Scott O. Lilienfeld and   
                  Rob Lewis and   
            Tim Berners-Lee and   
        Winkler G. Weinberg and   
                      Jon Tobey   Letters to the Editors: Writes Former
                                  President Jimmy Carter; Your Oil or Your
                                  Wildlife?; All About Inkblots; Semantic
                                  Web: Not Fuzzy; \em E. Coli-Free
                                  Cookouts; Supercavitation, Swimmingly    12--13
                      Anonymous   Erratum: ``Rip Van Twinkle: The Oldest
                                  Stars Have Been Growing Younger''  . . . 13--13
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Salmon Sense;
                                  Okapi Surprise; Yankee Ingenuity . . . . 16--16
              Graham P. Collins   News Scan: SNO Nus is Good News  . . . . 18--19
              Graham P. Collins   SNO Nus Is Good News . . . . . . . . . . 18--19
               Diane Martindale   Cancer in the Crosshairs . . . . . . . . 19--20
                  Sarah Simpson   Triggering a Snowball: Did Methane
                                  Addiction Set Off Earth's Greatest Ice
                                  Ages?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20, 22
                  Sarah Simpson   Triggering a Snowball  . . . . . . . . . 20--22
                    Eric Niiler   Into the Jaguar's Den  . . . . . . . . . 22--24
              Wendy M. Grossman   Surveillance by Design . . . . . . . . . 24--25
              Wendy M. Grossman   Surveillance by Design: Will a New
                                  Cyberlaw Bypass the U.S. Constitution?   24--25
                     Phil Scott   Eye Spy  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25--25
                     Phil Scott   Eye Spy: Forget Monitors --- Nomad Puts
                                  Text and Graphics Right Onto the Retina  25--25
                      Anonymous   Data Points: a Demon-Haunted World . . . 26--26
                 Mariama Orange   Built for Speed  . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                 Mariama Orange   Communications: Built for Speed  . . . . 26--26
                     Philip Yam   Astronomy: Moons over Saturn . . . . . . 26--26
                     Philip Yam   Moons over Saturn  . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                     Philip Yam   Psychology: You Forgot to Remember . . . 26--26
                     Philip Yam   You Forgot to Remember . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                      Anonymous   www.sciam.com/news: Brief Bits . . . . . 27--27
                  Alison McCook   Evolution: Infectious Selection  . . . . 27--27
                  Alison McCook   Infectious Selection . . . . . . . . . . 27--27
                 Mariama Orange   Medicine: Pease in the Nonobese  . . . . 27--27
                 Mariama Orange   Peace in the Nonobese  . . . . . . . . . 27--27
                  Sarah Simpson   Geochemistry: More Than Shade  . . . . . 27--27
                  Sarah Simpson   More Than Shade  . . . . . . . . . . . . 27--27
                   Rodger Doyle   Measuring Bad Behavior . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                   Rodger Doyle   By the Numbers: Measuring Bad Behavior:
                                  FBI Crime Statistics: Use With Caution   28--28
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Nano Nonsense and Cryonics  . . 29--29
            Marguerite Holloway   Profile: Young Cells in Old Brains . . . 30--31
            Marguerite Holloway   Young Cells in Old Brains  . . . . . . . 30--31
                      Gary Stix   Little Big Science . . . . . . . . . . . 32--37
                      Gary Stix   Overview: Little Big Science . . . . . . 32--37
       George M. Whitesides and   
            J. Christopher Love   The Art of Building Small  . . . . . . . 38--47
       George M. Whitesides and   
            J. Christopher Love   Nanofabrication: The Art of Building
                                  Small  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38--47
                 Michael Roukes   Plenty of Room, Indeed . . . . . . . . . 48--51, 54--57
                 Michael Roukes   Nanophysics: Plenty of Room, Indeed  . . 48--57
              Charles M. Lieber   The Incredible Shrinking Circuit . . . . 58--64
              Charles M. Lieber   Nanoelectronics: The Incredible
                                  Shrinking Circuit  . . . . . . . . . . . 58--64
             A. Paul Alivisatos   Less Is More in Medicine . . . . . . . . 66--73
             A. Paul Alivisatos   Nanomedicine: Less is more in Medicine   66--73
                K. Eric Drexler   Machine-Phase Nanotechnology: a
                                  molecular nanotechnology pioneer
                                  predicts that the tiniest robots will
                                  revolutionize manufacturing and
                                  transform society  . . . . . . . . . . . 74--75
                K. Eric Drexler   Nanovisions: Machine-Phase
                                  Nanotechnology . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74--75
             Richard E. Smalley   Of Chemistry, Love and Nanobots  . . . . 76--77
             Richard E. Smalley   Nanofallacies: of Chemistry, Love and
                                  Nanobots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76--77
           George M. Whitesides   Nanoinspirations: The Once and Future
                                  Nanomachine  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78--83
           George M. Whitesides   The Once and Future Nanomachine  . . . . 78--83
                  Steven Ashley   Nanobot Construction Crews . . . . . . . 84--85
                  Steven Ashley   Nanorobotics: Nanobot Construction Crews 84--85
              Graham P. Collins   Nanofiction: Shamans of Small  . . . . . 86--91
              Graham P. Collins   Shamans of Small . . . . . . . . . . . . 86--91
                 Mark Fischetti   Killer Drops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92--93
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Killer Drops  . . . . 92--93
            Marguerite Holloway   Seeing the Earth for Its Faults  . . . . 94--96
            Marguerite Holloway   Voyages: Seeing the Earth for Its Faults 94--96
                    The Editors   The Editors Recommend  . . . . . . . . . 98--98
                  Keay Davidson   Bloated, Whiny and Self-Important: Is
                                  the Scientific Bureaucracy the
                                  Quintessential Special-Interest Group?   98--99, 101
                  Keay Davidson   Reviews: Bloated, Whiny and
                                  Self-Important . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98--101
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: Square Dancing  . . 102--102
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Enter the Dragon Exhibit   103--103
                      Anonymous   End Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104--104

Scientific American
Volume 285, Number 4, October, 2001

                    The Editors   SA Perspectives: The Uncloned States of
                                  America? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6--6
                      Anonymous   Letters to the Editors . . . . . . . . . 8--9
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8--9
                      Anonymous   Errata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9--9
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . 10--10
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10--10
                  George Musser   News Scan: Climate of Uncertainty  . . . 14--15
                  George Musser   Policy: Climate of Uncertainty: The
                                  unknowns in global warming research
                                  don't have to be showstoppers  . . . . . 14--15
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   All in the Mind  . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Medicine: All in the Mind: Fact or
                                  artifact? The placebo effect may be a
                                  little of both . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                   Paul Wallich   Symmetry Breaking  . . . . . . . . . . . 17--17
                   Paul Wallich   Software: Symmetry Breaking: a legal job
                                  in one country is grounds for arrest in
                                  another  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17--17
                 Wendy Williams   Conservation: Sound Judgments: Will a
                                  powerful new Navy sonar harm whales? . . 18--18
                 Wendy Williams   Sound Judgments  . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--20
                  Steven Ashley   Astronomy: Catching Some Sun: The
                                  Genesis spacecraft will return with a
                                  piece of soil  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20--20
                  Steven Ashley   Catching Some Sun  . . . . . . . . . . . 20--20
              Graham P. Collins   Magnetic Revelations . . . . . . . . . . 21--21
              Graham P. Collins   Neuroscience: Magnetic Revelations:
                                  Functional MRI highlights neurons \em
                                  receiving signals  . . . . . . . . . . . 21--21
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Conceived . . . . . . . . . 22--22
               Diane Martindale   Biology: a Bad Raft for HIV  . . . . . . 22--22
               Diane Martindale   A Bad Raft for HIV . . . . . . . . . . . 22--22
               Diane Martindale   Genes Are Not Enough . . . . . . . . . . 22--22
               Diane Martindale   Genetics: Genes Are Not Enough . . . . . 22--22
                  Alison McCook   Physics: a Warmer Superconductor?  . . . 22--22
                  Alison McCook   A Warmer Superconductor? . . . . . . . . 22--22
                      Anonymous   www.sciam.com/news: Brief Bits . . . . . 23--23
           Mariette DiChristina   Burning through the Fog  . . . . . . . . 23--23
           Mariette DiChristina   Cosmology: Burning the Fog . . . . . . . 23--23
                  Alison McCook   Civil Engineering: Road Rage . . . . . . 23--23
                  Alison McCook   Road Rage  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23--23
                   Rodger Doyle   Can't Read, Can't Count  . . . . . . . . 24--24
                   Rodger Doyle   By the Numbers: Can't Read, Can't Count  24--24
            Tabitha M. Powledge   Innovations: Tobacco Pharming  . . . . . 25--26
            Tabitha M. Powledge   Tobacco Pharming: a quest to turn the
                                  killer crop into a treatment for cancer  25--26
                      Gary Stix   Patently Bizarre: Eccentric inventions
                                  may not make their owners rich. But the
                                  Gallery of Obscure Patents ensures that
                                  the best of the weird will not be
                                  forgotten  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      Gary Stix   Staking Claims: Patently Bizarre . . . . 28--28
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: I Was Wrong: Those three words
                                  often separate the scientific pros from
                                  the posers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                      Kate Wong   Profile: Finding \em Homo Sapiens' Lost
                                  Relatives: Continuing a family
                                  tradition, Maeve G. Leakey uncovers the
                                  skeletons in your closet . . . . . . . . 32--33
                   Carol Ezzell   Biotech: Magic Bullets Fly Again . . . . 34--41
                   Carol Ezzell   Magic Bullets Fly Again  . . . . . . . . 34--41
                 Carolyn Meinel   Code Red for the Web . . . . . . . . . . 42--47, 50--51
                 Carolyn Meinel   Data Security: Code Red for the Web  . . 42--51
                  Steven Ashley   Driving the Info Highway . . . . . . . . 52--58
                  Steven Ashley   Information Technology: Driving the Info
                                  Highway  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52--58
         Guillermo Gonzalez and   
            Donald Brownlee and   
                  Peter D. Ward   Astrobiology: Refuges for Life in a
                                  Hostile Universe . . . . . . . . . . . . 60--67
         Guillermo Gonzalez and   
            Donald Brownlee and   
                  Peter D. Ward   Refuges for Life in a Hostile Universe   60--67
                    Hui Sun and   
                 Jeremy Nathans   The Challenge of Macular Degeneration    68--75
                    Hui Sun and   
                 Jeremy Nathans   Medicine: The Challenge of Macular
                                  Degeneration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68--75
                 Mark Fischetti   Civil Engineering: Drowning New Orleans  76--85
                 Mark Fischetti   Drowning New Orleans . . . . . . . . . . 76--85
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Mice and Men:
                                  Evolution of the desktop mouse . . . . . 86--87
        W. Wayt `Nemesis' Gibbs   Technicalities: A Wide Web of Worlds . . 88--90
      W. Wayt ``Nemesis'' Gibbs   A Wide Web of Worlds: How Internet
                                  browsers add an extra dimension --- but
                                  little depth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88--90
                   Paul Raeburn   The End of Oil: Will gas lines in the
                                  coming decade make those of 1973 look
                                  short? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91--92
                   Paul Raeburn   Reviews: The End of Oil  . . . . . . . . 91--92
                    The Editors   The Editors Recommend  . . . . . . . . . 92--92
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: Crowns of the
                                  Minotaur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94--94
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: The Farm Report: a new way
                                  to study farm life makes one wonder:
                                  What if animal behavior were taken
                                  literally? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95--95
                      Anonymous   End Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96--96
                      Anonymous   In Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   From the Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . ??

Scientific American
Volume 285, Number 5, November, 2001

                      Anonymous   From the Editors: Invisible Terrorism    6--6
                    The Editors   SA Perspectives: Invisible Terrorism . . 6--6
                      Anonymous   Letters to the Editors . . . . . . . . . 8, 10
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--12
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Poor Baby,
                                  Sick Baby; Purple Bacteria; Aviation
                                  Milestone, Maybe; The First Nautical
                                  Periscope?; Singer's Sewing Machine;
                                  Colt Revolvers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--12
                  Gary Stix and   
                     Philip Yam   News Scan: Facing a New Menace . . . . . 14--15
              Graham P. Collins   News scan: Plus Ça Change: Has a
                                  Fundamental Constant Varied Over the
                                  Aeons? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--18
                  George Musser   Earth-Shattering Theory  . . . . . . . . 18--18
                  George Musser   News scan: Earth-Shattering Theory:
                                  Finally, the Details for Forming the
                                  Moon Work Out  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18, 20
                 Mariama Orange   No Power to the People . . . . . . . . . 20--20
                 Mariama Orange   News scan: No Power to the People: Does
                                  Low-Power FM Radio Cause Unacceptable
                                  Interference?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20--20
                 Brenda Goodman   Acronym Acrimony . . . . . . . . . . . . 21--21
                 Brenda Goodman   News scan: Acronym Acrimony: Do
                                  Whimsical Names Encourages Sales Over
                                  Science? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21--21
            Christine Kenneally   News scan: Taking the Plunge: Two
                                  Daredevils Plan to Skydive from the
                                  Stratosphere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--24
            Christine Kenneally   Taking the Plunge  . . . . . . . . . . . 24--24
                   Rodger Doyle   Cleaner Living . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25--25
                   Rodger Doyle   News scan: Cleaner Living: a Welcome
                                  Drop in the Hazards of Being an American
                                  Teen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25--25
                    Mark Alpert   Surgeons without Borders . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Drive Time 2000 . . . . . . 28--28
                  Alison McCook   New Kid on the Block . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      Anonymous   www.sciam.com/news: Brief Bits . . . . . 29--29
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Pushing the Fringe . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
               Diane Martindale   Pressure Gauge . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                  Alison McCook   Iron Deficiency  . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                Julie Wakefield   Catching a Buzz: New Internet traffic
                                  watchers aim to elevate marketing to a
                                  science  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 32
                Julie Wakefield   Innovations: Catching a Buzz . . . . . . 30--32
                      Gary Stix   Staking Claims: Saying Yes to NO . . . . 34--34
                      Gary Stix   Saying Yes to NO: The Patent Office is
                                  issuing a wealth of patents related to
                                  one of the most celebrated molecules
                                  [nitrous oxide] of the past decade . . . 34--34
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Baloney Detection: How to Draw
                                  Boundaries Between Science and
                                  Pseudoscience, Part I  . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                Daniel Grossman   Profile: Dissent in the Maelstrom:
                                  Maverick meteorologist Richard S.
                                  Lindzen keeps right on arguing that
                                  human-induced global warning isn't a
                                  problem  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38--39
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Biodiversity: On the Termination of
                                  Species  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40--49
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   On the Termination of Species  . . . . . 40--49
                   Steve Ditlea   The Electronic Paper Chase . . . . . . . 50--55
                   Steve Ditlea   Information Technology: The Electronic
                                  Paper Chase  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50--55
           William A. Haseltine   Biotech: Beyond Chicken Soup . . . . . . 56--63
           William A. Haseltine   Beyond Chicken Soup  . . . . . . . . . . 56--63
             Joachim Wambsganss   Astronomy: Gravity's Kaleidoscope  . . . 64--71
             Joachim Wambsganss   Gravity's Kaleidoscope . . . . . . . . . 64--71
         Karen R. Rosenberg and   
             Wenda R. Trevathan   Anatomy: The Evolution of Human Birth    72--77
         Karen R. Rosenberg and   
             Wenda R. Trevathan   The Evolution of Human Birth . . . . . . 72--77
        Ronald G. Ehrenberg and   
          Dominic J. Brewer and   
               Adam Gamoran and   
              J. Douglas Willms   Does Class Size Matter?  . . . . . . . . 78--85
        Ronald G. Ehrenberg and   
          Dominic J. Brewer and   
               Adam Gamoran and   
              J. Douglas Willms   Education: Does Class Size Matter? . . . 78--85
                 Mark Fischetti   Current Safety: Ground fault circuit
                                  interrupters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86--87
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Current Safety  . . . 86--87
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   A short stroll through the solar system:
                                  Tour the brain stem of planetary science
                                  --- and see what kind of robot \$1.5
                                  billion buys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88--89
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Voyages: A Short Stroll through the
                                  Solar System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88--90
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: Truck Stop  . . . . 91--91
                     Rick Weiss   Reviews: The World of Ag Biotech: They
                                  shall beat their petunias into pork
                                  chops  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92--93
                    The Editors   The Editors Recommend  . . . . . . . . . 94--94
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Dumb, Dumb, Duh Dumb: a
                                  brief collection of anecdotal evidence
                                  to support the notion that ``a little
                                  knowledge'' would in actuality represent
                                  major progress . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95--95
                      Anonymous   End Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96--96
                      Anonymous   In Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ??

Scientific American
Volume 285, Number 6, December, 2001

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Here's Looking at You   8--8
                    The Editors   SA Perspectives: Here's Looking at You   8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters to the Editors . . . . . . . . . 12, 14
                      Anonymous   Letters to the Editors . . . . . . . . . 12--14
                      Anonymous   Erratum  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--14
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Fun with
                                  Kids; Cool Stuff; Battlefield Nukes;
                                  Nova Persei; Shelled Meat; Warship
                                  Design; Bear Hunt  . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                  George Musser   News scan: Better Killing Through
                                  Chemistry: Buying chemical weapons
                                  through the mail is quick and easy . . . 20--21
                       Ed Regis   Bioterrorism: Evaluating the threat:
                                  Does Mass Biopaic Portend Mass
                                  Destruction? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21--23
                       Ed Regis   Evaluating the Threat  . . . . . . . . . 21--23
                  Steven Ashley   News scan: Reseizing the controls:
                                  Remote Piloted Hijack Rescues May Be a
                                  Bad Idea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23--24
                  Steven Ashley   Reseizing the Controls . . . . . . . . . 23--24
                      Anonymous   Inside Attacks . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25--25
                      Gary Stix   Cure or Poison?  . . . . . . . . . . . . 25--25
                      Gary Stix   Defusing Anthrax . . . . . . . . . . . . 25--25
                      Gary Stix   News scan: Inside Attacks; Cure or
                                  Poison?; Plague Redux; Defusing Anthrax  25--25
                      Gary Stix   Plague Redux . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25--25
              Graham P. Collins   News scan: Trillions entwined: Clouds of
                                  atoms are linked by a weird quantum tube 26--26
              Graham P. Collins   Trillions Entwined . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                    Carol Ezzel   News scan: Stem Cell Showstopper?
                                  Without Cloning, They Aren't Likely to
                                  Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27--27
                   Carol Ezzell   Stem Cell Showstopper? . . . . . . . . . 27--27
                   Rodger Doyle   News scan: By the Numbers: Why Do
                                  Prisons Grow? For the Answers, Ask the
                                  Governors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                   Rodger Doyle   Why Do Prisons Grow? . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      Anonymous   www.sciam.com/news: Brief Bits . . . . . 29--29
                  Alison McCook   The Nobel Prizes for 2001  . . . . . . . 29--29
                  Alison McCook   News scan: The Nobel Prizes for 2001 . . 29--29
                      Gary Stix   Innovations: The Undying Pulse:
                                  Fiber-optic technology nurtured at Bell
                                  Labs from before divestiture is ready to
                                  go commercial. But will the patience of
                                  its creators yield any competitive
                                  advantage? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--32
                      Anonymous   Staking Claims: Patent Pamphleteer:
                                  Gregory Aharonian's e-mail newsletter
                                  decries the issuance of a flood of bad
                                  patents while dishing dirt about the
                                  goings-on inside the Patent Office . . . 33--33
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: More Baloney Detection: How to
                                  Draw Boundaries Between Science and
                                  Pseudoscience, Part II . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                  Sarah Simpson   Profile: Thawing Scott's Legacy: a
                                  Pioneer in atmospheric ozone studies,
                                  Susan Solomon rewrites the history of a
                                  fatal polar expedition . . . . . . . . . 35--36
             Rakesh K. Jain and   
             Peter F. Carmeliet   Medicine: Vessels of Death or Life . . . 38--45
             Rakesh K. Jain and   
             Peter F. Carmeliet   Vessels of Death or Life . . . . . . . . 38--45
               Eli Yablonovitch   Photonic Crystals: Semiconductors of
                                  Light  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46--51, 54--55
               Eli Yablonovitch   Optical Circuitry: Photonic Crystals:
                                  Semiconductors of Light  . . . . . . . . 46--55
                 Ian Tattersall   Book Excerpt: How we came to be Human    56--63
                 Ian Tattersall   How We Came to Be Human: book excerpt    56--63
          Richard B. Larson and   
                   Volker Bromm   Astronomy: The First Stars in the
                                  Universe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64--71
          Richard B. Larson and   
                   Volker Bromm   The First Stars in the Universe  . . . . 64--71
               M. V. Ramana and   
                   A. H. Nayyar   India, Pakistan and the Bomb . . . . . . 72--83
               M. V. Ramana and   
                   A. H. Nayyar   Nuclear Weapons: India, Pakistan and the
                                  Bomb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72--83
            M. Mitchell Waldrop   Information Technology: The Origins of
                                  Personal Computing . . . . . . . . . . . 84--91
            M. Mitchell Waldrop   The Origins of Personal Computing  . . . 84--91
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Electronic Toll
                                  Collection: In the Fast Lane . . . . . . 92--93
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: In the Fast Lane  . . 92--93
                    Mark Alpert   Technicalities: Long-Distance Robots . . 94--95
                 Anne Eisenberg   Reviews: Spontaneous, Unedited, Naked    96--97
                    The Editors   The Editors Recommend  . . . . . . . . . 98--98
                 Anne Eisenberg   Reviews: Spontaneous, Unedited, Naked: a
                                  Linguist Looks at Discourse on the
                                  Planet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98--98
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: Fashion Gang  . . . 99--99
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: The Importance of Being
                                  Ernst  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100--100
                   Steve Mirsky   Antigravity: The Importance of Being
                                  Ernst [Mayr]: Thoughts on an evolution
                                  expert who has taken seriously the
                                  warning ``publish or perish''  . . . . . 100--100
                      Anonymous   Annual Index 2001  . . . . . . . . . . . 101--103
                      Anonymous   End Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104--104


Scientific American
Volume 286, Number 1, January, 2002

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Is Nuclear Power Ready? 6--6
                    The Editors   SA Perspectives: Is Nuclear Power Ready? 6--6
                      Anonymous   Letters to the Editors . . . . . . . . . 8, 10
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8--10
                      Anonymous   Errata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10--10
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--12
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: An Unhappy
                                  Reader; Ridenour Replies; Poisonous
                                  Poultry?; Panama Canal; Feeding a
                                  Python; Medicines and Nostrums . . . . . 12--12
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   News scan: Innocence Lost: Is Enough
                                  Being Done to Keep Biotechnology Out of
                                  the Wrong Hands? . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--15
                 David McMullin   News scan: Lockerbie Insurance: Hardened
                                  Luggage Containers Can Neutralize
                                  Explosives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15--15
                 David Mcmullin   Lockerbie Insurance  . . . . . . . . . . 15--16
                      Kate Wong   News scan: Taking Wing: a New View of
                                  the Origin of Bird Flight Emerges  . . . 16, 18
                      Kate Wong   Taking Wing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--18
                    Lamont Wood   News scan: The World in a Box: Little
                                  Fanfare Greets the Coming Out of a
                                  Pivotal AI Project . . . . . . . . . . . 18--19
                    Lamont Wood   The World in a Box . . . . . . . . . . . 18--19
            Tabitha M. Powledge   Beating Abuse  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20--20
            Tabitha M. Powledge   News scan: Beating Abuse: Glutamate May
                                  Hold a Key to Drug Addiction . . . . . . 20--20
              Graham P. Collins   Fractional Success . . . . . . . . . . . 21--21
              Graham P. Collins   News scan: Fractional Success: a New
                                  Theory of Everything? Probably Not . . . 21--21
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Zapped  . . . . . . . . . . 22--22
               Diane Martindale   Channel Crossings  . . . . . . . . . . . 22--22
               Diane Martindale   A Sea Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22--22
                      Anonymous   www.sciam.com/news: Brief Bits . . . . . 23--23
               Diane Martindale   Warmed-Up Genes  . . . . . . . . . . . . 23--23
                      JR Minkel   Political Watershed  . . . . . . . . . . 23--23
                  George Musser   Swirling Dust  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23--23
                   Rodger Doyle   Going Solo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--24
                   Rodger Doyle   News scan: By the Numbers: Going Solo:
                                  Unwed Motherhood in Industrial Nations
                                  Rises  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--24
                Julie Wakefield   Innovations: Mimicking Mother Nature:
                                  Marrying Art and Science, Nekton
                                  Research Has Developed an Underwater
                                  Robot Inspired by a One-Celled Organism  26--27
             Marco Cattaneo and   
                  Sergio Pistoi   News scan: Profile: Extreme Medicine: In
                                  a hospital northeast of Kabul, surgeon
                                  Gino Strada is redefining what it means
                                  to provide quality medical care in a
                                  combat zone  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--30
             Marco Cattaneo and   
                  Sergio Pistoi   Profile: Extreme Medicine  . . . . . . . 28--30
               Diane Martindale   Staking Claims: Seeing the invisible:
                                  Liquid Crystals May Be Enlisted to
                                  Create Pocket Bioweapons Detectors . . . 32--32
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Advanced extraterrestrial
                                  aliens would be indistinguishable from
                                  God  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33--33
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Shermer's Last Law  . . . . . . 33--33
             Ronald J. Reynolds   Astronomy: The Gas between the Stars . . 34--43
             Ronald J. Reynolds   The Gas between the Stars  . . . . . . . 34--43
            Jose B. Cibelli and   
            Robert P. Lanza and   
            Michael D. West and   
                   Carol Ezzell   Exclusive: The First Human Cloned Embryo 44--51
            Jose B. Cibelli and   
            Robert P. Lanza and   
            Michael D. West and   
                   Carol Ezzell   The First Human Cloned Embryo  . . . . . 44--51
                  Thomas H. Lee   Information Technology: A Vertical Leap
                                  for Microchips . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52--59
                  Thomas H. Lee   A Vertical Leap for Microchips . . . . . 52--59
                John Rennie and   
          Stephen Schneider and   
            John P. Holdren and   
             John Bongaarts and   
                 Thomas Lovejoy   Misleading Math about the Earth  . . . . 61--71
              Stephen Schneider   Environment: Misleading Math About the
                                  Earth  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61--71
              James A. Lake and   
           Ralph G. Bennett and   
                  John F. Kotek   Energy: Next-Generation Nuclear Power    72--81
              James A. Lake and   
           Ralph G. Bennett and   
                  John F. Kotek   Next-Generation Nuclear Power  . . . . . 72--81
               Karl Sigmund and   
                 Ernst Fehr and   
                Martin A. Nowak   The Economics of Fair Play . . . . . . . 82--87
               Karl Sigmund and   
                 Ernst Fehr and   
                Martin A. Nowak   Sociology: The Economics of Fair Play    82--87
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Breathing Easier? . . 88--89
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Gas Masks: Breathing
                                  Easier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88--89
            Marguerite Holloway   Voyages: The Glass House in the Desert:
                                  Biosphere 2 Courts Scientists and
                                  Tourists Alike . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90--92
                 Richard Milner   Reviews: The First Evolutionary
                                  Psychologist: Charles Darwin Sought
                                  Clues to Human Nature by Studying the
                                  Behavior of His Own Children . . . . . . 94--95
                    The Editors   The Editors Recommend  . . . . . . . . . 95--95
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: Pinpointing a Polar
                                  Bear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96--96
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: Pinpointing a Polar
                                  Bear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96--96
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Torre Adoring  . . . . . . 97--97
                   Steve Mirsky   Antigravity: Torre Adoring: Part of His
                                  Success Can Be Attributed to the
                                  Manager's Use of Yankee Ingenuity in
                                  Applying Some Simple Rules . . . . . . . 97--97
                      Anonymous   End Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98--98
                      Anonymous   In Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ??

Scientific American
Volume 286, Number 2, February, 2002

                    The Editors   SA Perspectives: a Ready-Made
                                  Controversy  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10--10
                    The Editors   SA Perspectives: A Ready-Made
                                  Controversy  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10--10
                      Anonymous   Letters to the Editors . . . . . . . . . 12, 14
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--14
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Toward Space;
                                  Eugenics; Stonehenge; The Wright Stuff;
                                  Evolution ``Nonsense'' . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                      Gary Stix   News scan: What Clones? Widespread
                                  Scientific Doubts Greet Word of the
                                  First Human Embryo Clones  . . . . . . . 18--19
                  Sarah Simpson   News scan: Coal Control; Tackling the
                                  Health Dangers of China's ``Dirty'' Coal 20, 22
                     Linda Wang   News scan: Paving Out Pollution: a
                                  Common Whitener Helps to Clean the Air   20--20
                     Linda Wang   Paving Out Pollution . . . . . . . . . . 20--20
                  Sarah Simpson   Coal Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20--22
                    Lisa Melton   News scan: Count to 10: Frog Eggs May
                                  Crack the Mystery of How Anesthesia
                                  Works  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 24
                    Lisa Melton   Count to 10  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22--24
                   Steve Ashley   News scan: Quieting Killer Wakes: Aiming
                                  to Beat Hazardous Turbulence Behind
                                  Planes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--25
                  Steven Ashley   Quieting Killer Wakes  . . . . . . . . . 24--25
              Graham P. Collins   News scan: Setback for Super-K: Disaster
                                  Blinds the World's Leading Neutrino
                                  Detector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
              Graham P. Collins   Setback for Super-$K$  . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Weighty Matters . . . . . . 28--28
                      JR Minkel   Early Warning  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      JR Minkel   Sonic Womb . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                   Steve Mirsky   Parts of Speech  . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      Anonymous   www.sciam.com/news Brief Bits  . . . . . 29--29
                  George Musser   Otherworldly Air . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                     Philip Yam   Into the Maize . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                     Philip Yam   Splitting with Sunshine  . . . . . . . . 29--29
                   Rodger Doyle   Assembling the Future  . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                   Rodger Doyle   News scan: By the Numbers: Assembling
                                  the Future: How International Migrants
                                  Are Shaping the 21st Century . . . . . . 30--30
                  Thomas Maeder   Innovations: Down with the Bad, Up with
                                  the Good: a biotech firm develops a
                                  vaccine to raise good cholesterol levels 32--33
                   Steve Ditlea   Staking Claims: Intellectual
                                  Improprieties: a leading gadfly picks
                                  some of the worst patents of all time    34--34
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: The Gradual Illumination of the
                                  Mind: The advance of science, not the
                                  demotion of religion, will best counter
                                  the influence of creationism . . . . . . 35--35
                Julie Wakefield   Profile: Telecom's Man of the Moment:
                                  Heir to a famed military and political
                                  legacy, Michael K. Powell tries to make
                                  his mark on the Federal agency that
                                  regulates cell phones, television, and
                                  the Internet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--37
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Information Technology: The Network in
                                  Every Room . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38--43
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   The Network in Every Room  . . . . . . . 38--43
          Stephen H. Friend and   
            Roland B. Stoughton   The Magic of Microarrays . . . . . . . . 44--49, 52--53
          Stephen H. Friend and   
            Roland B. Stoughton   Biotechnology: The Magic of Microarrays  44--53
              John J. Flynn and   
           André R. Wyss   Madagascar's Mesozoic Secrets  . . . . . 54--63
              John J. Flynn and   
           André R. Wyss   Paleontology: Madagascar's Mesozoic
                                  Secrets  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54--63
            Joseph A. Burns and   
        Douglas P. Hamilton and   
              Mark R. Showalter   Astronomy: Bejeweled Worlds  . . . . . . 64--73
            Joseph A. Burns and   
        Douglas P. Hamilton and   
              Mark R. Showalter   Bejeweled Worlds: What an impoverished
                                  universe it would be if Saturn and the
                                  other giant planets lacked rings.
                                  Planetary scientists are finally working
                                  out how gravity has sculpted these
                                  elegant forms  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64--73
               Robert Kubey and   
        Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi   Psychology: Television Addiction is no
                                  mere metaphor  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74--80
               Robert Kubey and   
        Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi   Television Addiction Is No Merge
                                  Metaphor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74--80
               Edward O. Wilson   The Bottleneck [book excerpt]  . . . . . 82--91
               Edward O. Wilson   Book Excerpt: The Bottleneck . . . . . . 82--91
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Aerial and Satellite
                                  Imaging: Eye in the Sky  . . . . . . . . 92--93
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Eye in the Sky  . . . 92--93
                   Fiona Harvey   Technicalities: Surrounded by Sound:
                                  Ingenious Software Makes Ordinary Stereo
                                  Speakers Come Alive  . . . . . . . . . . 94--95
                     Chet Raymo   Reviews: Treasonous Idealism: \em Nova's
                                  Intriguing Government Documentary Probes
                                  Misdirected Principles --- And the
                                  Unforseen Dangers of Government Secrecy  96--97
                    The Editors   The Editors Recommend  . . . . . . . . . 97--97
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: Shifty Witnesses    98--98
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Kabul Session  . . . . . . 99--99
                   Steve Mirsky   Antigravity: Kabul Session: a science
                                  primer for any readers who richly
                                  deserve to get taught a lesson . . . . . 99--99
                      Anonymous   End Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100--100
                      Anonymous   In Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   Past Issues  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ??

Scientific American
Volume 286, Number 3, March, 2002

                    The Editors   SA Perspectives: Treat AIDS Globally . . 10--10
                      Anonymous   Letters to the Editors . . . . . . . . . 12, 14
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--14
                      Anonymous   Errata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--14
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Logic
                                  Machines; Turbines Take Over; Mapping
                                  the Simian Brain; Automobile Craze; It's
                                  Not Hogwarts; Smallpox Warning; Nebular
                                  Skepticism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
              Wendy M. Grossman   News scan: I Seek You: Are New Security
                                  Technologies Worth the Intrusion and the
                                  Cost?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--20
                  Michael Bahar   News scan: Hears to Your Health: a
                                  Sensor Lets Researchers Listen for Germs 20--21
                  Michael Behar   Hears to Your Health . . . . . . . . . . 20--21
                Daniel Grossman   News scan: Throw the Switch? New
                                  Vaccines May Not Be a Reason to Keep
                                  Smallpox Stocks  . . . . . . . . . . . . 21--22
                Daniel Grossman   Throw the Switch?  . . . . . . . . . . . 21--22
                     Phil Scott   News scan: Astronaut Boot Camp: NASA
                                  Finds a New Way to Imbue Recruits With
                                  the Right Stuff  . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 24
                     Phil Scott   Astronaut Boot Camp  . . . . . . . . . . 22--24
                 Wendy Williams   Blowing Out to Sea . . . . . . . . . . . 24--25
                 Wendy Williams   News scan: Blowing Out to Sea: Offshore
                                  Wind Farms May Finally Reach the U.S.    24--25
                  George Musser   Been There, Done That  . . . . . . . . . 25--26
                  George Musser   News scan: Been There, Done That: The
                                  Big Bang May Not Have Been a Singular
                                  Event  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25--26
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Taking Stock  . . . . . . . 28--28
              Graham P. Collins   Superfluid Freeze  . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      JR Minkel   Inflamed Blame Game  . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      JR Minkel   Space Rock Candy . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      Anonymous   www.sciam.com/news Brief Bits  . . . . . 29--29
                  Steven Ashley   Blows to the Nose  . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                   Steve Mirsky   Microwaves of Grain  . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                     Philip Yam   Bubble Bath of Death . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                   Rodger Doyle   Down with Evolution! . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                   Rodger Doyle   News scan: By the Numbers: Down with
                                  Evolution! Creationists are Changing
                                  State Educational Standards  . . . . . . 30--30
                  Michael Behar   Innovations: Defying Gravity: a small
                                  Swiss firm develops an innovative G suit
                                  for fighter pilots . . . . . . . . . . . 32--34
                      Gary Stix   Staking Claims: Who Owns You? A mock
                                  trial explores the intersection of
                                  patents and genetic-property rights  . . 35--35
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Hermits and Cranks: Fifty years
                                  ago, Martin Gardner launched the modern
                                  skeptical movement. Unfortunately, much
                                  of what he wrote about is still current
                                  today  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--37
                   David Appell   Profile: Aspirations in Science and
                                  Civics: From the carbon-nanotube lab to
                                  the corridors of Washington power,
                                  Mildred S. Dresselhaus has followed a
                                  career that combines scientific research
                                  with public service  . . . . . . . . . . 38--39
          David P. Anderson and   
               John Kubiatowicz   Information Technology: The Worldwide
                                  Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40--47
          David P. Anderson and   
               John Kubiatowicz   The Worldwide Computer: An operating
                                  system spanning the Internet would bring
                                  the power of millions of the world's
                                  Internet-connected PCs to everyone's
                                  fingertips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40--47
           John A. T. Young and   
                R. John Collier   Attacking Anthrax  . . . . . . . . . . . 48--51, 54--59
           John A. T. Young and   
                R. John Collier   Biotechnology: Attacking Anthrax . . . . 48--59
      Günther Hasinger and   
                  Roberto Gilli   Astronomy: The Cosmic Reality Check  . . 60--67
      Günther Hasinger and   
                  Roberto Gilli   The Cosmic Reality Check: a celestial
                                  audit suggests that astronomers'
                                  inventory of luminous bodies may soon be
                                  complete . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60--67
              Martin H. Teicher   Psychology: Scars That Won't Heal: The
                                  Neurobiology of Child Abuse  . . . . . . 68--75
              Martin H. Teicher   Scars That Won't Heal: The Neurobiology
                                  of Child Abuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68--75
                   Luann Becker   Geochemistry: Repeated Blows . . . . . . 76--83
                   Luann Becker   Repeated Blows: Did extraterrestrial
                                  collisions capable of causing widespread
                                  extinctions pound the Earth not once,
                                  but twice --- or even several times? . . 76--83
               Keith Rayner and   
         Barbara R. Foorman and   
        Charles A. Perfetti and   
             David Pesetsky and   
             Mark S. Seidenberg   Education: How Should Reading be Taught? 84--91
               Keith Rayner and   
         Barbara R. Foorman and   
        Charles A. Perfetti and   
             David Pesetsky and   
             Mark S. Seidenberg   How Should Reading Be Taught?  . . . . . 84--91
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Combination Locks:
                                  Secret of Spin . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92--92
                      Anonymous   Working Knowledge: Secret of Spin  . . . 92--93
            Marguerite Holloway   Voyages: Ancient Rituals on the Atlantic
                                  Coast: Full Moon in May Brings Horseshoe
                                  Crabs Ashore to Mate and Migrating Birds
                                  in to Feast  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94, 96--97
                 Peter G. Brown   Reviews: a Good Blue is Hard to Find:
                                  Chemistry and Art Have Advanced Hand in
                                  Hand Through the Ages  . . . . . . . . . 98--100
                    The Editors   The Editors Recommend  . . . . . . . . . 100--100
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: Card counting . . . 102--102
                   Steve Mirsky   Antigravity: Divining Comedy: Can
                                  Researchers Dissect Humor Without
                                  Killing the Patient? . . . . . . . . . . 103--103
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Divining Comedy  . . . . . 103--103
                      Anonymous   In Brief . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ??
                      Anonymous   Past Issues  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ??

Scientific American
Volume 286, Number 4, April, 2002

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: The Peculiar
                                  Institution  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8--8
                    The Editors   SA Perspectives: The peculiar
                                  institution  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
             Clay W. Crites and   
              R. O. Whitney and   
               Dudley Miles and   
             Lloyd Anderson and   
             Ian Tattersall and   
           Alexander S. Wegmann   Letters to the Editors: Privacy,
                                  Anonymity, and the Difference Between
                                  Them; When SAGE Wasn't; Inventing
                                  Language, Exapting Money . . . . . . . . 10, 11
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10--12
                      Anonymous   Errata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--12
                      Anonymous   Erratum: India, Pakistan and the Bomb    12--12
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Million Years Ago: Feets
                                  Don't Fail Me Now; Danger from Above;
                                  Bug Zapper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--14
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Age of
                                  Antibiotics; Hollerith Number Cruncher;
                                  African Missionary . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                    Mark Alpert   News Scan: Has the Space Age Stalled?
                                  Rocket science proves harder than rocket
                                  scientists had thought . . . . . . . . . 18--20
            Tabitha M. Powledge   News Scan: Looking at ART [Assisted
                                  Reproductive Technology]: Is it time to
                                  scrutinize assisted reproduction?  . . . 20, 23
            Tabitha M. Powledge   Looking at ART . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20--23
                      Phil Scot   News Scan: Aviation: Heads on Tails:
                                  Safety investigators try to find out if
                                  composites for aircraft are strong
                                  enough . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--25
                     Phil Scott   Heads on Tails . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--25
                  Sergio Pistoi   Mind the Gap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25--25
                  Sergio Pistoi   News Scan: Mind the Gap: Is the U.S
                                  Starting to lose its edge in basic
                                  research?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25--25
                 Brenda Goodman   Drink Your Shots . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                 Brenda Goodman   News Scan: Drink Your Shots: Getting rid
                                  of the sticking point in allergy therapy 26--26
                    Steve Nadis   Joke Hunter of Science . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                    Steve Nadis   News Scan: Joke Hunter of Science:
                                  Funnyman Marc Abrahams Tackles an
                                  Improbable Role and an Ig Nobel cause    28--28
                   Rodger Doyle   Greenhouse Follies . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                   Rodger Doyle   News Scan: Greenhouse Follies:
                                  Prosperity and fertility lie at the root
                                  of global warming, but no one agrees on
                                  the best fix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Fish Tales  . . . . . . . . 30--30
                  Alison McCook   Gene Fiends? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                  Alison McCook   News Scan: Transgenic Crops: Gene
                                  Fiends?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                      JR Minkel   Falling in Line  . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                   J. R. Minkel   News Scan: Nanotech: Falling in Line . . 30--30
                     Philip Yam   News Scan: In No Uncertain Terms [letter
                                  of Niels Bohr to Werner Heisenberg]  . . 30--30
                     Philip Yam   In No Uncertain Terms  . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                      Anonymous   www.sciam.com/news: Brief Bits . . . . . 31--31
                  Alison McCook   Breaking and Entering  . . . . . . . . . 31--31
                  Alison McCook   Early to Rise  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31--31
                  Alison McCook   News Scan: Epidemiology: Early to Rise   31--31
                  Alison McCook   News Scan: Evolution: Score One for
                                  Natural Selection  . . . . . . . . . . . 31--31
                  Alison McCook   News Scan: Virology Breaking and
                                  Entering . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31--31
                  Alison McCook   Score One for Natural Selection  . . . . 31--31
                  Steven Ashley   Innovations: It's Not Easy Being Green:
                                  Developing environmentally safe products
                                  is one thing; marketing them is another
                                  matter entirely  . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--34
                      Anonymous   Staking claims: Tragedy of the Cyber
                                  Commons: a legal scholar issues a glum
                                  prognosis for the future of innovation
                                  on the Internet  . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Skepticism as a Virtue: An
                                  inquiry into the original meaning of
                                  ``skeptic''  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37--37
                  Sergio Pistoi   Profile: Father of the Impossible
                                  Children: Ignoring nearly universal
                                  opprobrium, Severino Antinori presses
                                  ahead with plans to clone a human being  38--39
                   Carol Ezzell   Biotechnology: Proteins Rule . . . . . . 40--47
               Steven K. Feiner   Information Technology: Augmented
                                  Reality: A New Way of Seeing . . . . . . 48--55
          Laurence D. Hurst and   
             James P. Randerson   Zoology: Parasitic Sex Puppeteers  . . . 56--61
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Physics: Ripples in Spacetime  . . . . . 62--71
                  Mel Rosenberg   Health: The Science of Bad Breath  . . . 72--79
                    Kevin Bales   Psychology: The Social Psychology of
                                  Modern Slavery . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80--88
                     Peter Renz   Reviews: ``The World is Broad and
                                  Wide'': a modern mathematician annotates
                                  a classic and gives it yet another
                                  dimension  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89--90
                      Anonymous   The Editors Recommend  . . . . . . . . . 90--90
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: A Fairy Tale  . . . 91--91
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: a tale of fairies
                                  and pearls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91--91
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Grow, then Kill . . . 92--93
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Technicalities: Bring the Net to the
                                  Bedroom: Even an amateur can create a
                                  custom-designed Internet appliance . . . 94--96
                   Steve Mirksy   Antigravity: Copy That: Technology is
                                  making it harder for word thieves to
                                  earn outrageous fortunes . . . . . . . . 98--98
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Copy That  . . . . . . . . 98--98
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 99--99
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts: What is antimatter? Why
                                  does your stomach growl when you are
                                  hungry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99--99
                      Roz Chast   Fuzzy Logic  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100--100

Scientific American
Volume 286, Number 5, May, 2002

                    The Editors   SA Perspectives: Last Chance for the
                                  Last Planet  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6--6
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10--13
                      Anonymous   Errata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13--13
                      Anonymous   Rebuttal: The Skeptical Environmentalist
                                  Replies  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--15
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
               Diane Martindale   News Scan: Peeling Plaque  . . . . . . . 18--20
                    Krista West   Lion versus Lamb . . . . . . . . . . . . 20--21
              Luis Miguel Ariza   Face Shift . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25--25
                  George Musser   R.I.P. for D.I.Y.  . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                   David Appell   When Markets Go Mad  . . . . . . . . . . 28--29
                 Rebecca Renner   Drams of Drugs and Dregs . . . . . . . . 29--29
                   Rodger Doyle   Deindustrialization  . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Too Much of a Good Thing    32--32
                  Alison McCook   As Good as Old . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                  Alison McCook   Watered-Down Mars  . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                      Anonymous   www.sciam.com/news Brief Bits  . . . . . 35--35
                   Charles Choi   A Crush on Bacteria  . . . . . . . . . . 35--35
                   Charles Choi   Triggers against Transplants . . . . . . 35--35
                      JR Minkel   Cascades of Light  . . . . . . . . . . . 35--35
                Julie Wakefield   Innovations: The Ultimate Clean Fuel . . 36--37
                      Gary Stix   Staking Claims: IP Rights --- and Wrongs 38--38
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Profile: Survival in an Insecure World   39--40
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: The Exquisite Balance . . . . . 41--41
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Getting There . . . . 42--43
                    Peter Libby   Biotechnology: Atherosclerosis: The New
                                  View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46--55
                  S. Alan Stern   Planetary Science: Journey to the
                                  Farthest Planet  . . . . . . . . . . . . 56--63
                David G. Leeper   Information Technology: Wireless Data
                                  Blaster  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64--69
                      Kate Wong   Evolution: The Mammals that Conquered
                                  the Seas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70--79
    Gérard A. Mourou and   
               Donald Umstadter   Physics: Extreme Light . . . . . . . . . 80--86
              Jared Hardner and   
                   Richard Rice   Environment: Rethinking Green
                                  Consumerism  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88--95
            Marguerite Holloway   Voyages: Trees of the Triassic . . . . . 96--98
               Daniel J. Kevles   Reviews: Meddling with Human Nature  . . 99--100
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: Defense in Depth    101--101
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Cold Comfort . . . . . . . 102--102
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 103--103
                      Roz Chast   Fuzzy Logic  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104--104

Scientific American
Volume 286, Number 6, June, 2002

                    The Editors   SA Perspectives: A Death Every 30
                                  Seconds  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10--12
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--14
                  Alison McCook   News Scan: Lifting the Screen  . . . . . 16--17
                  Steven Ashley   Divide and Vitrify . . . . . . . . . . . 17--19
                  George Musser   A Philosopher's Stone  . . . . . . . . . 19--20
                   Carol Ezzell   The Child Within . . . . . . . . . . . . 20--21
              Wendy M. Grossman   URLs in Urdu?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21--25
                      JR Minkel   Scaling the Quakes . . . . . . . . . . . 25--25
                   Rodger Doyle   Bad Things Happen  . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Shark Bites Man . . . . . . 28--28
                   Charles Choi   Gain without Pain  . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      JR Minkel   Battling Resistant Bacteria  . . . . . . 28--28
                     Philip Yam   Nice Threads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      Anonymous   www.sciam.com/news: Brief Bits . . . . . 29--29
                   Charles Choi   Double or Nothing  . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                      JR Minkel   Hit or Miss  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                      JR Minkel   Here's Magnet in Your Eye  . . . . . . . 29--29
                      Gary Stix   Innovations: Thinking Big  . . . . . . . 30--31
                      Gary Stix   Staking Claims: Wanted: More Mothers of
                                  Invention  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: The Shamans of Scientism  . . . 35--35
                      Gary Stix   Profile: Man of Two Cultures . . . . . . 36--37
                   Carol Ezzell   Biotechnology: Hope in a Vial  . . . . . 38--45
        Guinevere Kauffmann and   
            Frank van den Bosch   Cosmology: The Life Cycle of Galaxies    46--58
    Anne Nacey Maggioncalda and   
             Robert M. Sapolsky   Zoology: Disturbing Behaviors of the
                                  Orangutan  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60--65
         David D. Awschalom and   
   Michael E. Flatté and   
                  Nitin Samarth   Information Technology: Spintronics  . . 66--73
         Darold A. Treffert and   
             Gregory L. Wallace   Psychology: Islands of Genius  . . . . . 76--85
                   Ernesto Illy   Chemistry: The Complexity of Coffee  . . 86--91
           S. Jay Olshansky and   
           Leonard Hayflick and   
                Bruce A. Carnes   Essay: No Truth to the Fountain of Youth 92--95
                      Anonymous   Working Knowledge: Hidden Guides . . . . 96--97
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Technicalities: Whatever you Say . . . . 98--100
        Claire Panosian Dunavan   Reviews: Men, Money and Malaria  . . . . 102--103
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: Privacy Taboos  . . 104--104
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: About the Size of it . . . 106--106
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 107--107
                      Anonymous   Fuzzy Logic  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108--108


Scientific American
Volume 287, Number 1, July, 2002

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Bad Science and False
                                  Facts  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10--10
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--16
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--18
                   Paul Wallich   News Scan: Who's Who . . . . . . . . . . 19--22
                   David Appell   Ground Below Zero  . . . . . . . . . . . 22--24
               Christine Soares   Inner Turmoil  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25--26
                    James Oberg   Orbital Shouting . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--27
                 Rebecca Renner   A Case of the Vapors . . . . . . . . . . 27--28
                  Steven Ashley   Filtering in Reverse . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                   Rodger Doyle   Filling the Pipeline . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Waste For Monfy . . . . . . 32--32
                   Charles Choi   White Light, Less Heat . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                      JR Minkel   Kermit Had It Easy . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                      JR Minkel   Mutation Keeps Going and Going . . . . . 32--32
                      Anonymous   www.sciam.com/news: Brief Bits . . . . . 33--33
                   Charles Choi   Stretching Out the Nanotube  . . . . . . 33--33
                  Benjamin Stix   Stem Cell Alternative? . . . . . . . . . 33--33
                      Kate Wong   Food for Thought . . . . . . . . . . . . 33--33
                      Gary Stix   Innovations: Breaking the Mold . . . . . 34--35
                      Gary Stix   Staking Claims: Legal Circumvention  . . 36--36
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Vox Populi  . . . . . . . . . . 37--37
                     Philip Yam   Profile: Keeping the Mad Cows at Bay . . 38--39
                  Thomas Maeder   Biotechnology: Sweet Medicines . . . . . 40--47
               Anthony Acampora   Information Technology: Last Mile by
                                  Laser  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48--53
             Kenneth C. Catania   Zoology: The Nose Takes a Starring Role  54--59
                   Steve Ditlea   Medicine: The Trials of an Artificial
                                  Heart  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60--69
                      Jan Jolie   Physics: Uncovering Supersymmetry  . . . 70--77
                    John Rennie   Education: 15 Answers to Creationist
                                  Nonsense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78--85
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Turn Turn Turn  . . . 86--87
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Voyages: The Power of Gravity  . . . . . 88--90
            Jeffrey H. Schwartz   Reviews: Climatic and Evolutionary
                                  Whiplash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91--92
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: Blind Justice . . . 93--93
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Heads Up . . . . . . . . . 94--94
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 95--95
                      Anonymous   Fuzzy Logic  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96--96

Scientific American
Volume 287, Number 2, August, 2002

                    The Editors   SA Perspectives: A Real Pain . . . . . . 8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--14
                      Anonymous   Errata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--14
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
               Daniel G. Dupont   News Scan: Nuclear Reactions . . . . . . 17--18
                  Sarah Simpson   A Push from Above  . . . . . . . . . . . 18--19
                   Carol Ezzell   Killing the Messenger  . . . . . . . . . 19--22
                      JR Minkel   Coherent Computing . . . . . . . . . . . 22--24
                    Matt Ridley   Crop Circle Confession . . . . . . . . . 25--25
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   From Mouth to Mind . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                   Rodger Doyle   Down on the Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . 27--27
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Tech Shy  . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                   Charles Choi   Eye on the Brain . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                   Steve Mirsky   Stephen Jay Gould, 1941--2002  . . . . . 28--28
                      Anonymous   www.sciam.com Brief Bits . . . . . . . . 29--29
                   Zeeya Merali   Mechanical Reactions . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                      JR Minkel   What Lies Beneath  . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                  Benjamin Stix   Only the Best  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                      Gary Stix   Innovations: Soft Manufacturing  . . . . 30--31
                      Gary Stix   Staking Claims: Deep-Sixing the
                                  Submarine Patent . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Why ET Hasn't Called  . . . . . 33--33
                    Krista West   Profile: The Billionaire Conservationist 34--35
               Mark A. Lane and   
           Donald K. Ingram and   
                 George S. Roth   Biotechnology: The Serious Search for an
                                  Anti-Aging Pill  . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--41
               Mordehai Milgrom   Cosmology: Does Dark Matter Really
                                  Exist? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42--52
              Paul G. Falkowski   Environment: The Ocean's Invisible
                                  Forest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54--61
         Ivan E. Sutherland and   
                     Jo Ebergen   Information Technology: Computers
                                  without Clocks . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62--69
             Ezra S. Susser and   
           Daniel B. Herman and   
                  Barbara Aaron   Psychology: Combating the Terror of
                                  Terrorism  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70--77
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Linguistics: Saving Dying Languages  . . 78--85
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Safety at a Cost  . . 86--87
                    Mark Alpert   Technicalities: Machine Chic . . . . . . 88--90
                     Chet Raymo   Reviews: Riffs on General Relativity . . 91--92
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: Repellanoids  . . . 93--93
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Poultry and Poetry . . . . 94--94
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 95--95
                      Roz Chast   Fuzzy Logic  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96--96

Scientific American
Volume 287, Number 3, September, 2002

                    The Editors   SA Perspectives: The Chronic Complaint   10--10
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--16
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--18
            Marguerite Holloway   News Scan: Unsettled Air . . . . . . . . 20--23
               Daniel G. Dupont   Staying Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23--24
                  Steven Ashley   After the Fall . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25--26
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Closure . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                   Zeeya Merali   Dampened Swings  . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                   Zeeya Merali   Science to the Rescue  . . . . . . . . . 26--26
              Marty Klinkenberg   Training for Terror  . . . . . . . . . . 28--29
              Wendy M. Grossman   Radio Space  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                   Charles Choi   The Terminator's Back  . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                   Rodger Doyle   Affording a Home . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                      Anonymous   www.sciam.com Brief Bits . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      JR Minkel   Glitch in the Machine  . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      JR Minkel   Polio de Novo  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                     Philip Yam   Net Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Smart People Believe Weird
                                  Things . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35--35
                      Gary Stix   Introduction: Real Time  . . . . . . . . 36--39
                    Paul Davies   Physics: That Mysterious Flow  . . . . . 40--47
                  George Musser   Philosophy: A Hole at the Heart of
                                  Physics  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48--49
                    Paul Davies   Time Travel: How to Build a Time Machine 50--55
                 David Labrador   Time Facts: From Instantaneous to
                                  Eternal  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56--57
                   Karen Wright   Biology: Times of Our Lives  . . . . . . 58--65
             Antonio R. Damasio   Neuroscience: Remembering When . . . . . 66--73
                   Carol Ezzell   Anthropology: Clocking Cultures  . . . . 74--75
         William J. H. Andrewes   Technology: A Chronicle of Timekeeping   76--85
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Future Timepieces: Ultimate Clocks . . . 86--93
            Marguerite Holloway   Voyages: A Promenade with Prosimians . . 94--95
                  Shawn Carlson   Reviews: Amateurs Take On the Universe   96--97
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: Venture Bets  . . . 100--100
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Einstein's Hot Time  . . . 102--102
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 103--103
                      Roz Chast   Fuzzy Logic  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104--104

Scientific American
Volume 287, Number 4, October, 2002

                    The Editors   SA Perspectives: Greenwashing the Car    8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--14
                      Anonymous   Erratum  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--14
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                  George Musser   News Scan: A Pixelated Cosmos  . . . . . 18--21
                 Rebecca Renner   From Flush to Farm . . . . . . . . . . . 21--22
              Luis Miguel Ariza   The Next Wave of AIDS  . . . . . . . . . 22--24
                    Steve Nadis   Planetary Protection . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                 Dennis Normile   Human-Free Kick  . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--30
                      JR Minkel   ``X'' Marks the Spot . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                   Rodger Doyle   Quality of Life  . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Nature's P/E Ratio  . . . . 34--34
                      JR Minkel   Aberration Negation  . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      JR Minkel   The Fat Just Melts Away  . . . . . . . . 34--34
                     Philip Yam   Sidling Up to the Rich . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                  Steven Ashley   No Strings Attached  . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                    The Editors   Phylis Morrison, 1927--2002  . . . . . . 36--36
                       Mike May   Innovations: Adding Sugar to Bioscience  38--40
              Graham P. Collins   Staking Claims: There's No Stopping Them 41--41
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: The Physicist and the Abalone
                                  Diver  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42--42
                     Bob Kirsch   Profile: Salve for the Body and Mind . . 44--45
     Miguel A. L. Nicolelis and   
                 John K. Chapin   Interfaces: Controlling Robots with the
                                  Mind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46--53
           Evan Scannapieco and   
          Patrick Petitjean and   
                 Tom Broadhurst   Astronomy: The Emptiest Places . . . . . 56--63
          Lawrence D. Burns and   
         J. Byron Mccormick and   
    Christopher E. Borroni-Bird   Technology: Vehicle of Change  . . . . . 64--73
          Nina G. Jablonski and   
                 George Chaplin   Biology: Skin Deep . . . . . . . . . . . 74--81
               Rocco Casagrande   Defense: Technology Against Terror . . . 82--87
               Stephen S. Morse   The vigilance Proven Defenes . . . . . . 88--89
              Steven H. Voldman   Computing: Lightning Rods for
                                  Nanoelectronics  . . . . . . . . . . . . 90--97
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Vying for Eyes  . . . 98--99
                   Fiona Harvey   Technicalities: Computers for the Third
                                  World  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100--102
                 Richard Milner   Reviews: Putting Darwin in His Place . . 103--104
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: Prime Spies . . . . 105--105
                   Steve Mirsky   Antigravity: The 2,000-Year-Old Menace   106--106
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 107--107
                      Roz Chast   Fuzzy Logic  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108--108

Scientific American
Volume 287, Number 5, November, 2002

                    The Editors   SA Perspectives: Land of Fire  . . . . . 10--10
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--16
                      Anonymous   Errata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--18
                      JR Minkel   News Scan: Reality Check . . . . . . . . 20--22
                  Sarah Simpson   Headed South?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--24
                     Ken Howard   Stringing Along  . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--27
              Graham P. Collins   Revising Relativity  . . . . . . . . . . 27--28
                  Steven Ashley   Fine Tuning  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--30
                   Charles Choi   Bug Blast  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                   Rodger Doyle   Calculus of Happiness  . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Fit to Print  . . . . . . . 34--34
                   Charles Choi   Gay Flies  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                   Charles Choi   So Happy Together  . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      JR Minkel   In Sickness and in Health  . . . . . . . 34--34
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                      JR Minkel   Charging Up Diamonds . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                  George Musser   Doing a 180  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                      Gary Stix   Innovations: The Universal Biosensor . . 37--39
              Graham P. Collins   Staking Claims: Selling the Free Lunch   40--40
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Mesmerized by Magnetism . . . . 41--41
                   Naomi Lubick   Profile: An Ear to the Stars . . . . . . 42--43
                  Michael Shara   Astronomy: When Stars Collide  . . . . . 44--51
             Jacques Banchereau   Biotechnology: The Long Arm of the
                                  Immune System  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52--59
               Joachim Adis and   
              Oliver Zompro and   
  Esther Moombolah-Goagoses and   
                Eug\`ene Marais   Zoology: Gladiators: A New Order of
                                  Insect . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60--65
             Michael A. Nielsen   Information Technology: Rules for a
                                  Complex Quantum World  . . . . . . . . . 66--75
            Michael A. Levi and   
                 Henry C. Kelly   Antiterrorism: Weapons of Mass
                                  Disruption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76--81
             Douglas Gantenbein   Environment: Burning Questions . . . . . 82--89
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: See the Wind  . . . . 90--91
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Voyages: A Search for All Species  . . . 92--94
                Robert Sapolsky   Reviews: The Loveless Man  . . . . . . . 95--96
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: Perfect Billiards   97--97
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Aye (Caramba) on the News  98--98
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 99--99
                      Roz Chast   Fuzzy Logic  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100--100

Scientific American
Volume 287, Number 6, December, 2002

                    The Editors   SA Perspectives: In Science We Trust . . 14--14
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--20
                      Anonymous   Erratum  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20--20
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22--22
               Daniel G. Dupont   News Scan: Under the Microscope  . . . . 24--26
                Sonya Senkowsky   Cretaceous Park  . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--28
                    Lisa Melton   Subduing Suppressors . . . . . . . . . . 28--29
                Daniel Grossman   Parched Turf Battle  . . . . . . . . . . 32--33
                 Luba Vikhanski   Mendelmania Takes Off  . . . . . . . . . 33--34
                      Gary Stix   Making Do  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Crash Course  . . . . . . . 36--36
                   Charles Choi   Dentures Begone  . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                   Charles Choi   Keyboard Cops  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                    Tariq Malik   Nucleotide Nanotubes . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37--37
                      Anonymous   The Nobel Prizes for 2002  . . . . . . . 37--37
                   Rodger Doyle   Deinstitutionalization . . . . . . . . . 38--38
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: The Captain Kirk Principle  . . 39--39
                  Amanda Gefter   Profile: Throwing Einstein for a Loop    40--41
                      Anonymous   Technology Leaders: The
                                  \booktitleScientific American 50 . . . . 43--83
               Neil Gehrels and   
                 Luigi Piro and   
            Peter J. T. Leonard   Astronomy: The Brightest Explosions in
                                  the Universe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84--91
             Elena Cattaneo and   
          Dorotea Rigamonti and   
                 Chiara Zuccato   Biotechnology: The Enigma of
                                  Huntington's Disease . . . . . . . . . . 92--97
     Robert A. Bindschadler and   
             Charles R. Bentley   Climate Change: On Thin Ice? . . . . . . 98--105
             William R. Leonard   Evolution: Food for Thought  . . . . . . 106--115
              Richard P. Taylor   Information Technology: Order in
                                  Pollock's Chaos  . . . . . . . . . . . . 116--121
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Superhot Dots . . . . 122--123
                    Mark Alpert   Technicalities: Getting Real . . . . . . 124--126
                  Dean H. Hamer   Reviews: The Twisted Road to the Double
                                  Helix  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127--128
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: Plumbers  . . . . . 130--130
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Members Only . . . . . . . 132--132
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 134--134
                      Anonymous   Annual Index 2002  . . . . . . . . . . . 135--138
                      Roz Chast   Fuzzy Logic  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 139--139


Scientific American
Volume 288, Number 1, January, 2003

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Self and Circuitry  . . 8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--15
                      Anonymous   Errata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15--15
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                   David Appell   News Scan: Getting under Your Skin . . . 18--20
                    Mark Alpert   Back to the Moon?  . . . . . . . . . . . 22--24
                   Carol Ezzell   Fixing Food  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--25
                  George Musser   Color Madness  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25--25
              Graham P. Collins   Heat and Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--28
                   Charles Choi   Shake, Waddle and Stroll . . . . . . . . 28--28
                   Rodger Doyle   Warming Up America . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Short-Staffed . . . . . . . 30--30
                   Charles Choi   Nuclear Close Call?  . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                      Gary Stix   Sonic Boon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31--31
                  Steven Ashley   A Stretch for Strong Copper  . . . . . . 31--31
                   Charles Choi   Ice That Sinks . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31--31
                      Kate Wong   Flipper Flip-Flop  . . . . . . . . . . . 31--31
                       Mike May   Innovations: Type It Anywhere  . . . . . 32--33
                      Gary Stix   Staking Claims: Fair Use and Abuse . . . 34--34
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Digits and Fidgets  . . . . . . 35--35
                   David Appell   Profile: Science to Save the World . . . 36--37
                      Nick Lane   Therapy: New Light on Medicine . . . . . 38--45
             Peter Vettiger and   
                    Gerd Binnig   Information Technology: The Nanodrive
                                  Project  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46--53
                      Kate Wong   Paleoanthropology: An Ancestor to Call
                                  Our Own  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54--63
          Walter C. Willett and   
               Meir J. Stampfer   Nutrition: Rebuilding the Food Pyramid   64--71
                  Ross S. Stein   Geology: Earthquake Conversations  . . . 72--79
     Gérard Liger-Belair   Physics: The Science of Bubbly . . . . . 80--85
                      Anonymous   Working Knowledge: Scratch Match . . . . 86--87
            Marguerite Holloway   Voyages: Peering into the Earth  . . . . 88--89
                   Douglas Jehl   Reviews: Out of Sight, Out of Mind . . . 90--91
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: Protein Chime . . . 93--93
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Good Fellows . . . . . . . 94--94
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 95--95
                      Anonymous   Fuzzy Logic  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96--96

Scientific American
Volume 288, Number 2, February, 2003

                    The Editors   SA Perspectives: No Immunity to Pork . . 6--6
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8--10
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50,100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--12
             Madhusree Mukerjee   News Scan: Greenhouse Suits  . . . . . . 14--15
                   Gunjan Sinha   Bad Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15--16
               Daniel G. Dupont   Storm before the Calm  . . . . . . . . . 17--18
               Diane Martindale   T Cell Triumph . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--19
                   Charles Choi   Scaled-Up Superposition  . . . . . . . . 19--20
                     Phil Scott   Nothing but Net  . . . . . . . . . . . . 20--20
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Oil in Water  . . . . . . . 23--23
                   Sarah Graham   Water or Not?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23--23
                    Tariq Malik   Taking the Heat  . . . . . . . . . . . . 23--23
                  Sarah Simpson   Fire and Ice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23--23
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--24
                  Sarah Simpson   Regenerating the Heart . . . . . . . . . 24--24
                     Philip Yam   The Olmec's Write Stuff  . . . . . . . . 24--24
                   Rodger Doyle   Religion in America  . . . . . . . . . . 25--25
                      Gary Stix   Staking Claims: Take a Number  . . . . . 27--27
                      Gary Stix   Innovations: Reverse-Engineering
                                  Clinical Biology . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--30
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Psychic Drift . . . . . . . . . 31--31
                  Sally Lehrman   Profile: The Reality of Race . . . . . . 32--33
        Chryssa Kouveliotou and   
           Robert C. Duncan and   
           Christopher Thompson   Astrophysics: Magnetars  . . . . . . . . 34--41
                   Carol Ezzell   Neuro Biology: Why? the Neuroscience of
                                  Suicide  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44--51
               John R. Koza and   
            Martin A. Keane and   
            Matthew J. Streeter   Information Technology: Evolving
                                  Inventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52--59
        Andrew R. Blaustein and   
           Pieter T. J. Johnson   Environment: Explaining Frog Deformities 60--65
          Michael Puttré   Weaponry: Satellite-Guided Munitions . . 66--73
              Arthur L. Klatsky   Medicine: Drink to Your Health?  . . . . 74--81
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Carbon Copy . . . . . 82--83
                  George Musser   Technicalities: Robots That Suck . . . . 84--86
                Joseph F. Traub   Reviews: The Next Big Thing? . . . . . . 88--89
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: Five Trusty Flares  90--90
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Sheer Lunacy . . . . . . . 92--92
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 93--93
                      Roz Chast   Fuzzy Logic  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94--94

Scientific American
Volume 288, Number 3, March, 2003

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Total Information
                                  Overload . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--12
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--16
                      Anonymous   Erratas  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19--19
                  Sally Lehrman   News Scan: From Lab to Embassy . . . . . 24--26
              Wendy M. Grossman   Connect the Pings  . . . . . . . . . . . 26--28
                      Kate Wong   Out on a Limb  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--30
              Graham P. Collins   Getting Warmer . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--32
                   Naomi Lubick   Triggered Swarms . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--33
                      Gary Stix   Sustainable Surgery  . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                   Rodger Doyle   Sizing Up Evangelicals . . . . . . . . . 37--37
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Too Early Spring  . . . . . 38--38
                      JR Minkel   Self-Organized Scenery . . . . . . . . . 38--38
                  George Musser   Has a Nice Ring to It  . . . . . . . . . 38--38
                      Anonymous   Brief: Bits  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40--40
                   Charles Choi   Unnatural at 21  . . . . . . . . . . . . 40--40
                      JR Minkel   Immunity Sapped  . . . . . . . . . . . . 40--40
                   Steve Mirsky   Re-evolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40--40
                      Gary Stix   Innovations: The Relentless Storm  . . . 42--45
                      Gary Stix   Staking Claims: Some Rights Reserved . . 46--46
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Demon-Haunted Brain . . . . . . 47--47
                    Steve Nadis   Profile: Man Against a Mountain  . . . . 48--49
                 David B. Cline   Physics: The Search for Dark Matter  . . 50--59
                Matthew L. Wald   Energy and Environment: Dismantling
                                  Nuclear Reactors . . . . . . . . . . . . 60--69
              Clifford J. Rosen   Biotechnology: Restoring Aging Bones . . 70--77
           Harvey B. Feigenbaum   Infotech and Culture: Digital
                                  Entertainment Jumps the Border . . . . . 78--83
            Richard O. Prum and   
                  Alan H. Brush   Evolution: Which Came First, the Feather
                                  or the Bird? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84--93
                Robert Sapolsky   Essay: Bugs in the Brain . . . . . . . . 94--97
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: No Two Alike  . . . . 98--99
            Marguerite Holloway   Voyages: Follies and Foucault's Pendulum 100--102
                    Erica Goode   Reviews: The Neurologist and the
                                  Philosopher  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104--106
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: Safecracking  . . . 108--108
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: The Rael Thing . . . . . . 110--110
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 111--111
                      Roz Chast   Fuzzy Logic  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112--112

Scientific American
Volume 288, Number 4, April, 2003

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Get Real  . . . . . . . 10--10
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--19
                      Anonymous   Erratum  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19--19
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50,100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20--20
                    Mark Alpert   News Scan: Rethinking the Shuttle  . . . 22--23
              Luis Miguel Ariza   Oiling Up Spain  . . . . . . . . . . . . 23--24
                  Sarah Simpson   Foiling a Faint Sun  . . . . . . . . . . 25--25
                  George Musser   A Tale of Two C's  . . . . . . . . . . . 28--29
                 Emily Harrison   Out of the Woods . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--30
                   Carol Ezzell   Ma's Eyes, Not Her Ways  . . . . . . . . 30--30
                   Rodger Doyle   Defining Poverty . . . . . . . . . . . . 31--31
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Invaded Nation  . . . . . . 32--32
                   Charles Choi   Motoring with RNA  . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                      JR Minkel   Bits through Ballistics  . . . . . . . . 32--32
                      JR Minkel   Skipping for Smarties  . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33--33
                   Charles Choi   Another Chance at Life . . . . . . . . . 33--33
                  George Musser   Unfolding the MAP  . . . . . . . . . . . 33--33
                  Kathryn Brown   Innovations: Working Weeds . . . . . . . 34--36
                      Gary Stix   Staking Claims: Razing the Tollbooths    37--37
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: I, Clone  . . . . . . . . . . . 38--38
         Arthur B. McDonald and   
            Joshua R. Klein and   
                  David L. Wark   Astrophysics: Solving the Solar Neutrino
                                  Problem  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40--49
                  Robert Langer   Biotechnology: Where a Pill Won't Reach  50--57
                   Tom Pfeiffer   Volcanology: Mount Etna's Ferocious
                                  Future . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58--65
            James D. Watson and   
            Francis H. C. Crick   Celebrating The Genetic Jubilee:
                                  Celebrating the Genetic Jubilee: A
                                  Conversation with James D. Watson  . . . 66--69
                  Sarah Simpson   Life Science: Questioning the Oldest
                                  Signs of Life  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70--77
                     Ian Foster   Information Technology: The Grid:
                                  Computing without Bounds . . . . . . . . 78--85
               Paul E. Gold and   
               Larry Cahill and   
                   Gary L. Wenk   Medicine: The Lowdown on \em Ginkgo
                                  Biloba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86--91
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Potent Patches  . . . 92--93
                    Mark Alpert   Technicalities: Screen Writing . . . . . 94--96
                Philip Morrison   Reviews: Was Light Faster in the Past?   97--98
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: The Graph of Life   100--100
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Truth in Advertising . . . 102--102
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 103--103
                      Roz Chast   Fuzzy Logic  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104--104

Scientific American
Volume 288, Number 5, May, 2003

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Misguided Missile
                                  Shield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--15
                      Anonymous   Erratum  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15--15
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--18
                    Mark Alpert   News Scan: Spotty Defense  . . . . . . . 20--23
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   A Digital Slice of Pi  . . . . . . . . . 23--24
              Wendy M. Grossman   A Man, a Plan, Spam  . . . . . . . . . . 24--25
                   Carol Ezzell   The Race Card  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                    Krista West   Sounding Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27--28
                  George Musser   Interstellar Pelting . . . . . . . . . . 28--30
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Icy Surge . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                   Charles Choi   Pulling the Lever  . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                     Philip Yam   A Face in the Car Crowd  . . . . . . . . 32--32
                     Philip Yam   Not So Happy Together  . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33--33
                   Charles Choi   Seeing Red . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33--33
                   Rodger Doyle   Reducing Crime . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33--33
                      JR Minkel   Packing 'Em On . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33--33
                     Philip Yam   Insulin from Bone Marrow . . . . . . . . 33--33
                  Steven Ashley   Innovations: X-Ray Proofing  . . . . . . 34--35
                      Gary Stix   Staking Claims: Make your Own Rules  . . 36--36
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Show me the Body  . . . . . . . 37--37
                      Gary Stix   Insights: Wired Superstrings . . . . . . 38--39
                    Max Tegmark   Cosmology: Parallel Universes  . . . . . 40--51
  Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and   
              Edward M. Hubbard   Neuroscience: Hearing Colors, Tasting
                                  Shapes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52--59
Albert-László Barabási and   
                  Eric Bonabeau   Information Technology: Scale-Free
                                  Networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60--69
           James H. Dickson and   
                Klaus Oeggl and   
               Linda L. Handley   Archaeology: The Iceman Reconsidered . . 70--79
                  Thomas Maeder   Biotechnology: The Orphan Drug Backlash  80--87
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Catch a Wave  . . . . 88--89
                      Gary Stix   Voyages: Desert Metropolis . . . . . . . 90--92
              Kristin Leutwyler   Reviews: Math's Most Wanted  . . . . . . 94--95
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: Bounded Regrets . . 96--96
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Doing what Comes
                                  Unnaturally  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98--98
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 99--99
                      Anonymous   Fuzzy Logic  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100--100

Scientific American
Volume 288, Number 6, June, 2003

                    The Editors   SA Perspectives: A Pound of Flesh  . . . 8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13--15
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
               Christine Soares   News Scan: Caught Off Guard  . . . . . . 18--19
                   David Appell   Acting Locally . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20--22
                  Steven Ashley   Hybrids Take Off . . . . . . . . . . . . 22--24
             Madhusree Mukerjee   Boxed Out  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--26
                      JR Minkel   Law and Disorder . . . . . . . . . . . . 27--27
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Not All Wet . . . . . . . . 28--28
                   Charles Choi   Sexy and Delicious . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      JR Minkel   Why Neutrons Outweigh Protons  . . . . . 28--28
                  Sarah Simpson   Rising Sun . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                   Charles Choi   Corrupted Clones . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                  Sarah Simpson   The Unusual Suspects . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                   Rodger Doyle   Trade Globalization  . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                      Gary Stix   Innovations: The Abyss Transit System    32--33
                      Gary Stix   Staking Claims: Sign Here  . . . . . . . 34--34
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Codified Claptrap . . . . . . . 35--35
                      Gary Stix   Insights: One Last Look  . . . . . . . . 36--37
                     Philip Yam   Emerging Diseases: Shoot this Deer . . . 38--43
                 Arden L. Albee   Astronomy: The Unearthly Landscapes of
                                  Mars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44--53
                Armando Fox and   
                David Patterson   Computing: Self-Repairing Computers  . . 54--61
            Robin Marantz Henig   Biotechnology: Pandora's Baby  . . . . . 62--67
                    Gordon Kane   Physics: The Dawn of Physics Beyond the
                                  Standard Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68--75
         Charles H. Bennett and   
                    Ming Li and   
                         Bin Ma   Information Science: Chain Letters and
                                  Evolutionary Histories . . . . . . . . . 76--81
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: To Hear Again . . . . 82--83
                   Fiona Harvey   Technicalities: Name that Tune . . . . . 84--86
                   Carol Tavris   Reviews: A Polite Smile or the Real
                                  McCoy? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87--88
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: Prime Squares . . . 89--89
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Dropping By  . . . . . . . 90--90
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 91--91
                      Roz Chast   Fuzzy Logic  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92--92


Scientific American
Volume 289, Number 1, July, 2003

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Three Lessons of SARS   8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--14
                      Anonymous   Erratum  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--14
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                      Otto Pohl   News Scan: Disease Dustup  . . . . . . . 18--20
                  George Musser   Frozen Stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20--21
              Graham P. Collins   Holographic Control  . . . . . . . . . . 22--23
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Sugar Added  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23--24
                  Steven Ashley   Alloy by Design  . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--24
                   Carol Ezzell   The Price of Pills . . . . . . . . . . . 25--25
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Space Worms . . . . . . . . 26--26
                   Charles Choi   Sugar and Spice and Everything
                                  Nice\ldots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                   Charles Choi   Sound Off on Tires . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                     Philip Yam   Pass the Sushi . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27--27
                   Charles Choi   Mystery Meson  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27--27
                   Steve Mirsky   Ant Thesis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27--27
                   Laura Wright   Muscle Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . 27--27
                   Rodger Doyle   Winners and Losers . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      Gary Stix   Innovations: Signal Jammer . . . . . . . 29--31
                      Gary Stix   Staking Claims: You can Patent That? . . 32--32
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Bottled Twaddle . . . . . . . . 33--33
                Kimberly Weaver   Astronomy: The Galactic Odd Couple . . . 34--41
               Daniel Pauly and   
                     Reg Watson   Environment: Counting the Last Fish  . . 42--47
                  Martin Cooper   Information Technology: Antennas Get
                                  Smart  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48--55
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Biotechnology: Untangling the Roots of
                                  Cancer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56--65
          Jonathan Mark Kenoyer   Archaeology: Uncovering the Keys to the
                                  Lost Indus Cities  . . . . . . . . . . . 66--75
                    Bruce Stutz   Medicine: Pump Head  . . . . . . . . . . 76--81
                  Sally Lehrman   Insights: Terms of Engagement  . . . . . 82--83
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Fine Focus  . . . . . 84--85
            Marguerite Holloway   Voyages: Through a Glass Deeply  . . . . 86--87
                 Ian Tattersall   Reviews: Drenched in Symbolism . . . . . 88--89
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: High Spies  . . . . 90--90
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: The Yanked Clippers  . . . 92--92
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 93--93
                      Anonymous   Fuzzy Logic  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94--94

Scientific American
Volume 289, Number 2, August, 2003

                    The Editors   SA Perspectives: Houston, you have a
                                  Problem  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10--10
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--16
                      Anonymous   Errata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50,100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--18
                   David Appell   News Scan: Hot Words . . . . . . . . . . 20--22
               David J. Epstein   Secret Ingredients . . . . . . . . . . . 22--23
                      Kate Wong   Sourcing Sapiens . . . . . . . . . . . . 23--24
                  Sarah Simpson   Deep Thoughts  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--25
            Alexander Hellemans   View from VIRGO  . . . . . . . . . . . . 25--26
                   Rodger Doyle   Energy Crunch  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27--27
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Trigger Happy . . . . . . . 28--28
                   Charles Choi   Not So Friendly Hydrogen . . . . . . . . 28--28
                   Charles Choi   If U Cn Rd Ths\ldots . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      JR Minkel   Buzz Off, Heat . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                   Charles Choi   Forced Attraction  . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                  Sarah Simpson   Fueling Predictions  . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                     Philip Yam   See under the Sea  . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                      Gary Stix   Innovations: Hands of Light  . . . . . . 30--31
                      Gary Stix   Staking Claims: What a Little Limeade
                                  can do . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: The Ignoble Savage  . . . . . . 33--33
              Nelson C. Lau and   
                David P. Bartel   Biotechnology: Censors of the Genome . . 34--41
                Mark Warschauer   Information Technology: Demystifying the
                                  Digital Divide . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42--47
             James M. Bower and   
            Lawrence M. Parsons   Nueroscience: Rethinking the ``Lesser
                                  Brain''  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50--57
            Jacob D. Bekenstein   Physics: Information in the Holographic
                                  Universe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58--65
               John R. Hale and   
     Jelle Zeilinga De Boer and   
         Jeffrey P. Chanton and   
               Henry A. Spiller   Archaeology: Questioning the Delphic
                                  Oracle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66--73
                 David R. Begun   Evolution: Planet of the Apes  . . . . . 74--83
                    Steve Nadis   Insights: Keeper of the Objects  . . . . 84--85
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Seeing Green  . . . . 86--87
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Technicalities: Converging on the Couch  88--90
                  George Musser   Reviews: Better Red Than Dead  . . . . . 91--92
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: Short Taps  . . . . 93--93
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: This is Only a Test  . . . 94--94
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 95--95
                      Roz Chast   Fuzzy Logic  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96--96

Scientific American
Volume 289, Number 3, September, 2003

                    The Editors   SA Perspectives: A Vote for Neuroethics  13--13
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--20
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22--22
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   News Scan: Public Not Welcome  . . . . . 24--26
              Graham P. Collins   Fatal Attachments  . . . . . . . . . . . 26--28
                 Rebecca Renner   Nietzsche's Toxicology . . . . . . . . . 28--30
              Wendy M. Grossman   Handicaps in CAPPS . . . . . . . . . . . 32--33
                     Daniel Cho   Photovoltaic Finesse . . . . . . . . . . 33--33
                  Steven Ashley   Next-Generation GPS  . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Close to Home . . . . . . . 36--36
                   Charles Choi   Bacterial Motor Works  . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                 Dennis Watkins   Peace With Peanuts . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                 Dennis Watkins   Reviving Retinas . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37--37
                   Charles Choi   Speed Control  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37--37
                     Philip Yam   New Light on Old Sol . . . . . . . . . . 37--37
                     Philip Yam   Punch Buggy Black and Blue . . . . . . . 37--37
                   Rodger Doyle   Fertility Volatility . . . . . . . . . . 38--40
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: The Domesticated Savage . . . . 40--40
                   Carol Ezzell   Insights: A Biomedical Politician  . . . 42--43
                      Gary Stix   Introduction: Ultimate Self-Improvement  44--45
                   Fred H. Gage   Neurogenesis: Brain, Repair Yourself . . 46--53
                Stephen S. Hall   Enhancement: The Quest for a Smart Pill  54--65
                 Mark S. George   Treatment: Stimulating the Brain . . . . 66--73
                    Philip Ross   Imaging: Mind Readers  . . . . . . . . . 74--77
            Marguerite Holloway   Plasticity: The Mutable Brain  . . . . . 78--85
                Robert Sapolsky   Neurochemistry: Taming Stress  . . . . . 86--95
                Steven E. Hyman   Psychiatry: Diagnosing Disorders . . . . 96--103
               Arthur L. Caplan   Neuroethics: Is Better Best? . . . . . . 104--105
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: On the Money  . . . . 106--107
            Marguerite Holloway   Voyages: Friable Flowers . . . . . . . . 108--109
                   Steve Mirsky   Reviews: Biting Us and the Dust  . . . . 110--110A
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: Missing Hiker . . . 113--113
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: A Mighty Wind  . . . . . . 114--114
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 115--115
                      Roz Chast   Fuzzy Logic  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116--116

Scientific American
Volume 289, Number 4, October, 2003

                    The Editors   SA Perspectives: Biotech's Clean Slate   8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--16
                      Anonymous   Errata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--18
               Daniel G. Dupont   News Scan: Food Fears  . . . . . . . . . 20--22
                  Sally Lehrman   Return of the Fleece . . . . . . . . . . 22--24
              Graham P. Collins   The Next Big Chill . . . . . . . . . . . 26--28
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Musical Medicine . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--30
                 Dennis Watkins   Hormone Hysteria?  . . . . . . . . . . . 30--32
                     Daniel Cho   Weight Watching  . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                   Rodger Doyle   The Progress of Love . . . . . . . . . . 33--33
                      Anonymous   Data Points: RIP'N'ROAR  . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      JR Minkel   Missing: One-Quarter Hydrogen  . . . . . 34--34
                      JR Minkel   Vostok Pop Top . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                     Philip Yam   Leaning Left . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                   Charles Choi   Rethinking Siberian Americans  . . . . . 36--36
                   Charles Choi   A Shot against West Nile . . . . . . . . 36--36
                      JR Minkel   Barrier-Free Nanotubes . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                  Steven Ashley   Innovations: Alchemy of a Supermetal . . 38--40
                      Gary Stix   Staking Claims: Kick Me, Myself and I    42--42
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Remember the Six Billion  . . . 43--43
                   Marc Airhart   Insights: Cleaning Up after War  . . . . 44--45
            Stephen E. Zepf and   
                Keith M. Ashman   Astronomy: The Unexpected Youth of
                                  Globular Clusters  . . . . . . . . . . . 46--51
                  Steven Ashley   Materials: Artificial Muscles  . . . . . 52--59
              Matthew Sturm and   
         Donald K. Perovich and   
                Mark C. Serreze   Environment: Meltdown in the North . . . 60--67
         Dirk M. Nettelbeck and   
                David T. Curiel   Biotechnology: Tumor-Busting Viruses . . 68--75
                    James Oberg   Human Spaceflight: China's Great Leap
                                  Upward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76--83
                   Kaushik Basu   Economics: The Economics of Child Labor  84--91
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Cool Shirt  . . . . . 92--93
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Technicalities: The Infinite Arcade
                                  Machine  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94--96
               Michael M. Sokal   Reviews: Thinking inside the Box . . . . 98--99
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: Strategic Bullying  101--101
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: What's Wrong with This
                                  Picture? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102--102
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 103--103
                      Roz Chast   Fuzzy Logic  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104--104

Scientific American
Volume 289, Number 5, November, 2003

                    The Editors   SA Perspectives: Penny-Wise,
                                  Planet-Foolish . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--14
                      Anonymous   Erratum  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--14
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                      JR Minkel   News Scan: Healing the Grid  . . . . . . 18--20
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Malcode Melee  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20--21
                  George Musser   All Screwed Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22--23
                     Philip Yam   Light Sails to Orbit . . . . . . . . . . 23--24
                 Dennis Watkins   Brain Not Inflamed?  . . . . . . . . . . 24--26
                    Krista West   Restoring the Rio  . . . . . . . . . . . 26--28
                   Rodger Doyle   Why Women Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Cutting Calories  . . . . . 32--32
                   Charles Choi   Cleaner Living . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                   Charles Choi   Killing the Competition  . . . . . . . . 32--32
                      Gary Stix   Edward Teller, 1908--2003  . . . . . . . 32--32
                      Anonymous   Brief Bits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                   Charles Choi   Bacterial Batteries  . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                   Charles Choi   Black Hole Life Preserver  . . . . . . . 34--34
                     Philip Yam   Weekend Weather  . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      Lee Bruno   Innovations: Baffling the Bots . . . . . 36--38
                      Gary Stix   Staking Claims: Shrink-Wrapping the
                                  World  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40--40
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Candle in the Dark  . . . . . . 43--43
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Biotechnology: The Unseen Genome: Gems
                                  among the Junk . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46--53
     Russell L. Schweickart and   
               Edward T. Lu and   
                   Piet Hut and   
               Clark R. Chapman   Space Technology: The Asteroids Tugboat  54--61
           Robert Grabowski and   
    Luis E. Navarro-Serment and   
              Pradeep K. Khosla   Robotics: An Army of Small Robots  . . . 62--67
                      Anonymous   Physics: The Future of String Theory . . 68--73
                      Kate Wong   Human Evolution: Stranger in a New Land  74--83
                  Steven Ashley   Aviation: Flying on Flexible Wings . . . 84--91
               Jerome M. Siegel   Neuroscience: Why We Sleep . . . . . . . 92--97
                      Anonymous   Working Knowledge: Staying Power . . . . 98--99
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Voyages: Waiting for Liftoff . . . . . . 100--102
                     Phil Scott   Reviews: Limited Visibility  . . . . . . 103--104
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: Liquid Switchboard  105--105
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: A Bridge Too Far . . . . . 106--106
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 107--107
                      Anonymous   Fuzzy Logic  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108--108

Scientific American
Volume 289, Number 6, December, 2003

                    The Editors   SA Perspectives: Racing to Conclusions   14--14
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--20
                      Anonymous   Erratum  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20--20
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22--22
                      Gary Stix   Innovations: Breath Takers . . . . . . . 26--28
                   Peg Brickley   News Scan: Science v. Law  . . . . . . . 30--32
             Madhusree Mukerjee   Circles for Space  . . . . . . . . . . . 32--34
                  Steven Ashley   Down to the Deep . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--35
                     Phil Scott   Lowering the Boom  . . . . . . . . . . . 35--36
                 Brenda Goodman   Two-Second Drafts  . . . . . . . . . . . 36--37
                 David Labrador   Refining Green Gold  . . . . . . . . . . 38--39
                   Rodger Doyle   Measuring Modernity  . . . . . . . . . . 40--40
                   David Appell   High Prize for Low Temperatures  . . . . 42--42
                     Philip Yam   Outside Looking In . . . . . . . . . . . 42--42
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Hospital Pains  . . . . . . 44--44
                   Charles Choi   Leaving Alone  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44--44
                   Charles Choi   Shrinking to Enlarge . . . . . . . . . . 44--44
                  Sarah Simpson   Scarred Genes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44--44
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46--46
               Chris Jozefowicz   The Methane Seas . . . . . . . . . . . . 46--46
                      JR Minkel   Fly by Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46--46
                      JR Minkel   A Tunnel for Better Wireless . . . . . . 46--46
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Staking Claims: Can Cells Be Generic?    48--48
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: What's the Harm?  . . . . . . . 50--50
                    Steve Nadis   Insights: The Cells That Rule the Seas   52--53
                      Anonymous   Technology Leaders: The
                                  \booktitleScientific American 50 . . . . 55--76
         Michael J. Bamshad and   
                 Steve E. Olson   Biology: Does Race Exist?  . . . . . . . 78--85
                 Paul D. Spudis   Planetary Science: The New Moon  . . . . 86--93
            Daniel C. Schlenoff   Aviation: The Equivocal Success of the
                                  Wright Brothers  . . . . . . . . . . . . 94--97
             David A. Kring and   
                Daniel D. Durda   Geoscience: The Day the World Burned . . 98--105
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Biotechnology: The Unseen Genome: Beyond
                                  DNA  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106--113
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: At the Moment . . . . 114--115
                    Mark Alpert   Technicalities: Science for Cops . . . . 116--118
                John P. Holdren   Reviews: The Quest for Affordable Energy 119--120
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: You Don't Say!  . . 122--122
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Quod Error Demonstrandum   123--123
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 124--124
                      Anonymous   Annual Index 2003  . . . . . . . . . . . 125--127
                      Roz Chast   Fuzzy Logic  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128--128


Scientific American
Volume 290, Number 1, January, 2004

                    The Editors   SA Perspectives: Can Biologists Be
                                  Trusted? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6--6
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10--12
                      Anonymous   Erratum  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--12
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--14
               Daniel G. Dupont   News Scan: NECTAR for Your Health  . . . 16--18
                   Gunjan Sinha   Uncertain Threat . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--20
                   Laura Wright   String Theory  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22--22
                    Lisa Melton   Aching Atrophy . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22--24
              Graham P. Collins   Seeing Single Photons  . . . . . . . . . 24--25
              Luis Miguel Ariza   Planning for Prestige  . . . . . . . . . 25--27
                   Rodger Doyle   Living Together  . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Conjoined . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                   Charles Choi   Gut Feeling  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                   Charles Choi   Holding in Suspense  . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                   Charles Choi   Slip and Slide . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31--31
               Chris Jozefowicz   Blasts, Bursts and Flashes . . . . . . . 31--31
                      JR Minkel   A Pulse for Magnetic Memory  . . . . . . 31--31
                      JR Minkel   Snoop Tube . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31--31
                      Gary Stix   Innovations: Supercharging Protein
                                  Manufacture  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--33
                      Gary Stix   Staking Claims: In Search of Better
                                  Patents  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Bunkum! . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Insights: Why Machines Should Fear . . . 37--37A
             Bart P. Wakker and   
                Philipp Richter   Astronomy: Our Growing, Breathing Galaxy 38--47
           Daniel C. Javitt and   
                Joseph T. Coyle   Neural Pharmacology: Decoding
                                  Schizophrenia  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48--55
                       Roy Want   Information Technology: RFID: A Key to
                                  Automating Everything  . . . . . . . . . 56--65
                     Lee Smolin   Physics: Atoms of Space and Time . . . . 66--75
                     Ian Hodder   Archaeology: Women and Men at Çatalhöyük    76--83
                Daniel Grossman   Environment: Spring Forward  . . . . . . 85--91
                    Cliff Stoll   Invention: The Curious History of the
                                  First Pocket Calculator  . . . . . . . . 92--99
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Phantom Gain  . . . . 100--101
            Marguerite Holloway   Voyages: A Great Echelon of Birds  . . . 102--103
                Philip Morrison   Reviews: Metaphorical Suns\ldots . . . . 104--105
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: Verifying Your
                                  Circuits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106--106
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Check Those Figures  . . . 108--108
                      A. Kokacy   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 109--109
                      Roz Chast   Fuzzy Logic  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110--110

Scientific American
Volume 290, Number 2, February, 2004

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: A Waste of Energy . . . 6--6
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10--12
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--14
              Wendy M. Grossman   News Scan: Ballot Breakdown  . . . . . . 16--18
                  Sarah Simpson   Not So Icy Stares  . . . . . . . . . . . 18--20
                 Wendy Williams   When Blade Meets Bat . . . . . . . . . . 20--21
                  Steven Ashley   Doping by Design . . . . . . . . . . . . 22--23
                      Kate Wong   Becoming Behemoth  . . . . . . . . . . . 23--24
                     Phil Scott   Lash Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--24
                   Rodger Doyle   The Great Migration  . . . . . . . . . . 25--25
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Down By Degrees . . . . . . 26--26
                      JR Minkel   Memorable Nanorings  . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                      JR Minkel   When in Doubt  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                   Steve Mirsky   Aroma Therapy  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27--27
                   Charles Choi   AIDS Resistance Thanks to Smallpox?  . . 27--27
                   Charles Choi   Inverting the Doppler Shift  . . . . . . 27--27
                      Gary Stix   Innovations: Micro(mechanical)phones . . 28--30
                      Gary Stix   Staking Claims: Working the System . . . 32--32
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: A Bounty of Science . . . . . . 33--33
            Marguerite Holloway   Insights: Talking Bacteria . . . . . . . 34--35
           Donald W. Landry and   
                 Juan A. Oliver   Biotechnology: Insights into Shock . . . 36--41
                  George Musser   Special Report: Four Keys to Cosmology   42--43
                   Wayne Hu and   
                   Martin White   The Cosmic Symphony  . . . . . . . . . . 44--53
             Michael A. Strauss   Reading the Blueprints of Creation . . . 54--61
              Adam G. Riess and   
              Michael S. Turner   From Slowdown to Speedup . . . . . . . . 62--67
                   Georgi Dvali   Out of the Darkness  . . . . . . . . . . 68--75
              Webster E. Howard   Information Technology: Better Displays
                                  with Organic Films . . . . . . . . . . . 76--81
              Richard Rosenfeld   Criminology: The Case of the Unsolved
                                  Crime Decline  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82--89
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Data Driven . . . . . 90--91
                   Mark Clemens   Technicalities: A Walk in the Woods  . . 92--94
                    Blake Edgar   Reviews: Good with their Feet  . . . . . 95--96
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: All or Nothing  . . 97--97
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: It is High, It is Far  . . 98--98
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 99--99
                      Roz Chast   Fuzzy Logic  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100--100

Scientific American
Volume 290, Number 3, March, 2004

                      Anonymous   Perspectives: The Climate Leadership
                                  Vacuum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6--6
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10--14
                      Anonymous   Erratum  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--14
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15--15
                   Karen Hopkin   News Scan: Egg Beaters . . . . . . . . . 16--18
                   David Appell   Dream Machine  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--20
                    Mark Alpert   The Fog of War . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22--22
                   Charles Choi   Drawing the Lines  . . . . . . . . . . . 23--26
                    Krista West   Storm Spotting . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--28
                  Steven Ashley   Cryogenic Cutting  . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                   Rodger Doyle   Rise of the Black Ghetto . . . . . . . . 30--30
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Maddening World . . . . . . 32--32
                   Charles Choi   Getting into the Swing . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                   Charles Choi   Making and Unmaking Memories . . . . . . 32--32
                      JR Minkel   Strangeness in Our Midst?  . . . . . . . 32--32
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                   Charles Choi   A Super Superstar  . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      JR Minkel   All Gassed Up  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      JR Minkel   Turning Back the Clock . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      Gary Stix   Staking Claims: Working the System II    41--41
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: None So Blind . . . . . . . . . 42--42
                      Gary Stix   Innovations: Nano Patterning . . . . . . 44--46
               Christine Soares   Insights: A Strategy of Containment  . . 48--50
                  George Musser   Planetary Science: The Spirit of
                                  Exploration  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52--57
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Information Technology: A New Race of
                                  ROBOTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58--67
                   James Hansen   Climatology: Defusing the Global Warming
                                  TIME BOMB  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68--77
            Eric J. Nestler and   
              Robert C. Malenka   Biotechnology: The Addicted Brain  . . . 78--85
                 Peter Cervelli   Earth Science: The Threat of Silent
                                  Earthquakes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86--91
            Partha Dasgupta and   
                    Eric Maskin   Electoral Systems: The Fairest Vote of
                                  all  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92--97
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Rock Clock  . . . . . 98--99
            Marguerite Holloway   Voyages: Passport in Time  . . . . . . . 100--102
                Michael Shermer   Reviews: The Major Unsolved Problem in
                                  Biology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103--105
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: Grid Speed  . . . . 108--108
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Regulation Rag . . . . . . 110--110
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 111--111
                      Anonymous   Fuzzy Logic  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112--112

Scientific American
Volume 290, Number 4, April, 2004

                    The Editors   SA Perspectives: Breaking Out of Orbit   10--10
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--16
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50,100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--18
                    Mark Alpert   News Scan: Fly Me to the Moon  . . . . . 20--22
                  Sally Lehrman   Sobering Shift . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22--24
              Wendy M. Grossman   Missing Movement . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--27
                 Emily Harrison   Magnetic Moods . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                   David Appell   Shattered Glass  . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--32
                 Rebecca Renner   Double Distress  . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                   Rodger Doyle   A Surplus of Women . . . . . . . . . . . 33--33
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Heavy Going . . . . . . . . 34--34
                   Charles Choi   Rooting Out Bombs  . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      JR Minkel   New Path to Ammonia  . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      JR Minkel   A Regal Bearing  . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                   Charles Choi   Leaving the Host Behind  . . . . . . . . 36--36
                   Charles Choi   Red with Prejudice . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                      Gary Stix   Innovations: Making Proteins without DNA 38--40
                      Gary Stix   Staking Claims: Patent Enforcement . . . 42--42
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Magic Water and Mencken's Maxim 43--43
                 Philip E. Ross   Insights: Draining the Language out of
                                  Color  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46--47
              R. Douglas Fields   Neuroscience: The Other Half of the
                                  Brain  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54--61
                David R. Ardila   Planetary Science: The Hidden Members of
                                  Planetary Systems  . . . . . . . . . . . 62--69
                 Barry Schwartz   Psychology: The Tyranny of Choice  . . . 70--75
               G. Dan Hutcheson   Information Technology: The first
                                  Nanochips  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76--83
        Stephen J. Freeland and   
              Laurence D. Hurst   Biotechnology: Evolution Encoded . . . . 84--91
                Joan C. Horvath   Space Flight: Blastoffs on a Budget  . . 92--97
                      Anonymous   Working Knowledge: Complete Burn . . . . 98--99
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Technicalities: Plug-and-Play Robots . . 100--103
                  Barbara Smuts   Reviews: The Brain in Love . . . . . . . 104--105
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: Bluffhead . . . . . 108--108
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Visiting Royalty . . . . . 110--110
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 111--111
                      Anonymous   Fuzzy Logic  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112--112

Scientific American
Volume 290, Number 5, May, 2004

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Bush-League Lysenkoism  10--10
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--16
                      Anonymous   Errata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--18
               Christine Soares   News Scan: Body Building . . . . . . . . 20--22
                   Charles Choi   Burning Down to Rock . . . . . . . . . . 22--24
                      Tom Valeo   Downsized Target . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--28
              Graham P. Collins   High-Temp Knockout . . . . . . . . . . . 28--30
                Sonya Senkowsky   The Oil and the Otter  . . . . . . . . . 30--32
                 Christina Reed   Splash of Cold Water . . . . . . . . . . 32--34
                   Rodger Doyle   Blue-Collars in Eclipse  . . . . . . . . 36--36
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Big Beyond Pluto  . . . . . 38--38
                   Charles Choi   More Eggs in One Basket  . . . . . . . . 38--38
                   Charles Choi   Power Sludge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38--38
            Alexander Hellemans   Attosecond Laser Pulses  . . . . . . . . 38--38
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40--40
                      JR Minkel   Foreshadowing Flashes in the Planum  . . 40--40
                      JR Minkel   Nonstick Sliding . . . . . . . . . . . . 40--40
                      Ian Steer   Close Calls  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40--40
                      Gary Stix   Innovations: Making Drugs, Not Profits   42--44
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: The Enchanted Glass . . . . . . 46--46
                      Gary Stix   Staking Claims: Patents on Ice . . . . . 48--48
                Julie Wakefield   Insights: Science's Political Bulldog    50--52
             Gabriele Veneziano   Cosmology: The Myth of the Beginning of
                                  Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54--65
                Matthew L. Wald   Energy: Questions about a Hydrogen
                                  Economy  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66--73
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Biotechnology: Synthetic Life  . . . . . 75--81
                     Mark Solms   Neuroscience: Freud Returns  . . . . . . 82--88
                J. Allan Hobson   Counterpoint: Freud Returns? Like a Bad
                                  Dream  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89--89
                       Per Enge   Information Technology: Retooling the
                                  Global Positioning System  . . . . . . . 90--97
                 Steven J. Dick   Planetary Science: The Transit of Venus  98--105
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Clear Favorite  . . . 106--107
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Voyages: In the Land of the Dreamtime    108--111
                 Henry Fountain   Reviews: AI at the Inception . . . . . . 112--113
               Dennis E. Shasha   Puzzling Adventures: Jump Snatch . . . . 118--118
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Television Coverage  . . . 119--119
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 120--120

Scientific American
Volume 290, Number 6, June, 2004

                    The Editors   SA Perspectives: Stem Cells: A Way
                                  Forward  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--12
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--18
                      Anonymous   Errata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--18
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21--21
                  Sarah Simpson   News Scan: Diving for Dead Wood  . . . . 24--25
                      Gary Stix   \em Homo carnivorous . . . . . . . . . . 25--26
                     Phil Scott   Eye on the Junk  . . . . . . . . . . . . 27--27
               Marina Krakovsky   Sitcoms on the Brain . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                  Steven Ashley   Power-Thrifty PCs  . . . . . . . . . . . 31--32
            Tabitha M. Powledge   The 17-Year Itch . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--33
                   Rodger Doyle   Civic Culture  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35--35
                      JR Minkel   Read My Lips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35--35
                      JR Minkel   Outer Quantum Limits . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                      JR Minkel   Toddler Troubles . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                      JR Minkel   Rewritable Appetite  . . . . . . . . . . 37--37
                     Philip Yam   The First Pet Cats . . . . . . . . . . . 37--37
                      Gary Stix   Innovations: A Confederacy of Smarts . . 40--45
                      Gary Stix   Staking Claims: The Silent Revolution    46--46
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Death by Theory . . . . . . . . 48--48
             Madhusree Mukerjee   Insights: A Transparent Enigma . . . . . 49--50
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Deep Silence  . . . . 52--53
             Jonathan I. Lunine   Planetary Science: Saturn at Last! . . . 56--63
              Nadrian C. Seeman   Molecular Engineering: Nanotechnology
                                  and the Double Helix . . . . . . . . . . 64--75
                    Jim Robbins   Ecology: Lessons from the Wolf . . . . . 76--81
            David E. Culler and   
                    Hans Mulder   Information Technology: Smart Sensors to
                                  Network the World  . . . . . . . . . . . 84--91
               Robert Lanza and   
                Nadia Rosenthal   Biotechnology: The Stem Cell Challenge   92--99
               Daniel G. Dupont   Nuclear Weapons: Nuclear Explosions in
                                  Orbit  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100--107
                    Mark Alpert   Technicalities: Security at Your
                                  Fingertips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108--110
        Claire Panosian Dunavan   Reviews: Deploying Science to Desperate
                                  Ends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111--112
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Take This Job and Do It    113--113
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 116--116


Scientific American
Volume 291, Number 1, July, 2004

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Testing Madness . . . . 8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--16
                      Anonymous   Erratum  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--18
                 Rebecca Renner   News Scan: Leading to Lead . . . . . . . 22--24
               Diane Martindale   Mickey Has Two Moms  . . . . . . . . . . 24--26
              Graham P. Collins   Magnetic Soot  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--29
                      Kate Wong   Baby Talk Beginnings . . . . . . . . . . 30--32
                  George Musser   Growing Pains  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--33
                      JR Minkel   Bugging for Guidance . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                   Rodger Doyle   Undercutting Fairness  . . . . . . . . . 35--35
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Seed Money  . . . . . . . . 36--36
                   Charles Choi   Hot Stuff Coming Through . . . . . . . . 36--36
                   Charles Choi   Permian Percussion . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                   Charles Choi   When Air Quality Hits ``Mutant'' . . . . 36--36
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38--38
                   Charles Choi   Beta from Beta . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38--38
                      JR Minkel   Mixing in Mitochondria . . . . . . . . . 38--38
                      JR Minkel   Rover and Over . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38--38
                      Gary Stix   Innovations: Overcoming Self . . . . . . 40--41
                      Gary Stix   Staking Claims: If It's Broke, Fix It    44--44
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: God's Number is Up  . . . . . . 46--46
                Julie Wakefield   Insights: Doom and Gloom by 2100 . . . . 48--49
               Bruce Balick and   
                     Adam Frank   Astronomy: The Extraordinary Deaths of
                                  Ordinary Stars . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50--59
                 H. Lee Sweeney   Genetic Engineering: Gene Doping . . . . 62--69
                Stuart A. Solin   Information Technology: Magnetic Field
                                  Nanosensors  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70--77
               James F. Kasting   Atmospheric Science: When Methane Made
                                  Climate  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78--85
            Stanley B. Prusiner   Biotechnology: Detecting Mad Cow Disease 86--93
              Graham P. Collins   Mathematics: The Shapes of Space . . . . 94--103
                    Gordon Rugg   Cryptography: The Mystery of the Voynich
                                  Manuscript . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104--109
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Big Air . . . . . . . 110--111
            Marguerite Holloway   Voyages: Stars atop a Silent Volcano . . 112--113
            Nicholas D. Kristof   Reviews: Where the Wild Things Were  . . 114--115
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Einstein's Parrot  . . . . 118--118
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 120--120

Scientific American
Volume 291, Number 2, August, 2004

                    The Editors   SA Perspectives: The Green Gene
                                  Revolution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11--12
                      Anonymous   Erratum  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--12
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--14
                   David Appell   News Scan: The Darkening Earth . . . . . 16--18
                  Steven Ashley   Bumpy Flying . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--20
              Wendy M. Grossman   Anonymous Trust  . . . . . . . . . . . . 20--22
               Govert Schilling   Sloshing in Space  . . . . . . . . . . . 22--23
                   Gunjan Sinha   Outsourcing Drug Work  . . . . . . . . . 24--25
               Elizabeth Querna   A Plan for Water . . . . . . . . . . . . 25--26
                   Rodger Doyle   Middle of the Country  . . . . . . . . . 27--27
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Seti@Home at Five . . . . . 28--28
                   Charles Choi   May Cause Wakefulness  . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                   Charles Choi   Salmon versus Salmon . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      JR Minkel   I Don't Brake for Bogotá  . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                   Charles Choi   Machine Made . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                   Charles Choi   Sexual Healing . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                      JR Minkel   Soaping up without Guilt . . . . . . . . 29--29
                  Steven Ashley   Innovations: Penny-wise Smart Labels . . 30--31
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Miracle on Probability Street   32--32
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Insights: From Finish to Start . . . . . 33--34
            Stephen A. Goff and   
               John M. Salmeron   Biotechnology: Back to the Future of
                                  Cereals  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42--49
           Enrico Lorenzini and   
          Juan Sanmartín   Spaceflight: Electrodynamic Tethers in
                                  Space  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50--57
              Hunter G. Hoffman   Medical Treatments: Virtual-Reality
                                  Therapy  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58--65
                   Michael Levi   Nuclear Weapons: Nuclear Bunker Buster
                                  Bombs  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66--73
              Graham P. Collins   Information Technology: Next Stretch for
                                  Plastic Electronics  . . . . . . . . . . 74--81
             Lawrence M. Krauss   Cosmology: Questions that Plague Physics 82--85
               A. Mushtaque and   
                   R. Chowdhury   Public Health: Arsenic Crisis in
                                  Bangladesh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86--91
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Seeing Inside . . . . 92--93
                    Mike Corder   Technicalities: Crippled but Not Crashed 94--95
             Madhusree Mukerjee   Reviews: Speaking for the Animals  . . . 96--97
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: One Hundred Years of
                                  Magnitude  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98--98
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 100--100

Scientific American
Volume 291, Number 3, September, 2004

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Einstein = Man of
                                  Conscience$^2$ . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10--10
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--16
                      Anonymous   Erratum  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--18
               Daniel G. Dupont   News Scan: Test Drive  . . . . . . . . . 20--21
                   Charles Choi   Nipah's Return . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21--22
                      JR Minkel   Bad Rap for Nitrate? . . . . . . . . . . 24--24
                  George Musser   Scaled-Up Darkness . . . . . . . . . . . 26--28
               Nicole Garbarini   Chemical Conversations . . . . . . . . . 28--29
              Lisa DeKeukelaere   Piecing the Past . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                   Rodger Doyle   Oil Haves and Have-Nots  . . . . . . . . 31--31
                      Anonymous   Data Points: High Fliers . . . . . . . . 34--34
                   Charles Choi   Location, Location, Location . . . . . . 34--34
                   Charles Choi   Paleolithic Pensioners . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      JR Minkel   Cracked Caloric Counter  . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                   Charles Choi   No Place Like Home . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                      JR Minkel   Full Entangled House . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                      JR Minkel   Ringed Up  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Mustangs, Monists and Meaning   38--38
            Marguerite Holloway   Insights: Superhot among the Ultracool   40--42
                      Gary Stix   Introduction: The Patent Clerk's Legacy  44--49
                     Philip Yam   Consumer Electronics: Everyday Einstein  50--55
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Technology: Atomic Spin-Offs for the
                                  21st Century . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56--65
                  Peter Galison   Experimental Work: Einstein's Compass    66--69
         Lawrence M. Krauss and   
              Michael S. Turner   General Relativity: A Cosmic Conundrum   70--77
             Raphael Bousso and   
              Joseph Polchinski   Unified Field Theory: The String Theory
                                  Landscape  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78--87
                  George Musser   Quantum Mechanics: Was Einstein Right?   88--91
         Alan Kostelecký   Special Relativity: The Search for
                                  Relativity Violations  . . . . . . . . . 92--101
            Daniel C. Schlenoff   Looking Back: A Century of Einstein  . . 102--105
                  George Musser   From Our Pages: Forces of the World,
                                  Unite! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106--107
                  Alan Lightman   Essay: Einstein and Newton: Genius
                                  Compared . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108--109
                      Anonymous   Working Knowledge: String Theory . . . . 110--111
            Marguerite Holloway   Voyages: Hiking Underground  . . . . . . 112--114
                      Henry Gee   Reviews: Existential Terroir in Northern
                                  California: 140 Million Years of
                                  Geologic History in a Bottle of Wine . . 118--120
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Terror Bull  . . . . . . . 121--121
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 122--122

Scientific American
Volume 291, Number 4, October, 2004

                      Anonymous   Perspectives: Breathing Difficulties . . 8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--16
                      Anonymous   Errata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50,100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--18
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   News Scan: An Uncertain Defense  . . . . 20--24
                    Mark Alpert   Readying for a Relaunch  . . . . . . . . 26--27
              Cathryn M. Delude   Transfer Troubles  . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
               Nicole Garbarini   Heartbeat Poetry . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--32
              Graham P. Collins   Hawking a Theory . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--34
              Lisa Dekeukelaere   The Service of Siblings  . . . . . . . . 34--35
                   Rodger Doyle   Energy Geopolitics . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Man Alive?  . . . . . . . . 38--38
                      JR Minkel   Fever in, Schizophrenia Out  . . . . . . 38--38
                      JR Minkel   Surf's Up-Way Up . . . . . . . . . . . . 38--38
                      JR Minkel   Whale Today, Gone to Marrow  . . . . . . 38--38
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41--41
                   Charles Choi   Francis Crick, 1916--2004  . . . . . . . 41--41
                   Charles Choi   The Phantom Menace . . . . . . . . . . . 41--41
                   Charles Choi   Trout from Salmon  . . . . . . . . . . . 41--41
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: The Myth is the Message . . . . 42--42
                   David Appell   Insights: Father of Spirit and
                                  Opportunity  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44--46
                     Omer Blaes   Astrophysics: A Universe of Disks  . . . 48--57
                John S. Mattick   Molecular Biology: The Hidden Genetic
                                  Program of Complex Organisms . . . . . . 60--67
                Ross N. Hoffman   Meteorology: Controlling Hurricanes  . . 68--75
           Neil Gershenfeld and   
            Raffi Krikorian and   
                    Danny Cohen   Information Technology: The Internet of
                                  Things . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76--81
                      Ralf Dahm   Physiology: Dying to See . . . . . . . . 82--89
                     Ted Selker   Policy: Fixing the Vote  . . . . . . . . 90--97
                      Gary Stix   Biotechnology: Hitting the Genetic Off
                                  Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98--101
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Shock Absorbed  . . . 102--103
                    Mark Alpert   Technicalities: Gadget Envy  . . . . . . 104--107
                    Carl Zimmer   Reviews: Faith-Boosting Genes  . . . . . 110--111
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Six-Legged Cinema  . . . . 114--114
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 116--116

Scientific American
Volume 291, Number 5, November, 2004

                    The Editors   SA Perspectives: Political Science . . . 8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--14
                      Anonymous   Errata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--14
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                 David Labrador   News Scan: Damage Control  . . . . . . . 18--20
                    Lisa Melton   Breathing with Hepatitis . . . . . . . . 20--22
                   Charles Choi   Volcanic Sniffing  . . . . . . . . . . . 22--24
            Barry E. Digregorio   Flawed Revelations?  . . . . . . . . . . 24--26
              Wendy M. Grossman   Connection Blues . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--27
                      Anonymous   Data Points: All Wet . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                   Charles Choi   Check the ``In'' Box . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      JR Minkel   Her Majesty's Secret Service . . . . . . 28--28
                      JR Minkel   Piped-in Turbulence  . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                   Charles Choi   Beating a Deadly Gas . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                   Charles Choi   Invasion of the Sequences  . . . . . . . 29--29
                      JR Minkel   Ear-y Coincidence  . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                   Rodger Doyle   Getting Sicker . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                    The Editors   Gerard Piel (1915-2004)  . . . . . . . . 32--32
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Flying Carpets and Scientific
                                  Prayers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
               Christine Soares   Insights: What's in a Name?  . . . . . . 36--38
               Smadar Cohen and   
                  Jonathan Leor   Biotechnology: Rebuilding Broken Hearts  44--51
                 Seth Lloyd and   
                     Y. Jack Ng   Physics: Black Hole Computers  . . . . . 52--61
               Richard B. Alley   Environment: Abrupt Climate Change . . . 62--69
              Richard L. Garwin   Defense: Holes in the Missile Shield . . 70--79
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Information Technology: Computing at the
                                  Speed of Light . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80--87
           Norman M. Weinberger   Neuroscience: Music and the Brain  . . . 88--95
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Innovation: A Split at the Core  . . . . 96--101
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Keep the Beat . . . . 102--103
                 Richard Milner   Reviews: Terrified by a Tyrannosaur  . . 104--105
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Wild Life  . . . . . . . . 110--110
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 112--112

Scientific American
Volume 291, Number 6, December, 2004

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Marijuana Research  . . 8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--14
                      Anonymous   Errata . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--14
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50,100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
               Marina Krakovsky   News Scan: Register or Perish  . . . . . 18--20
                  Steven Ashley   Firing on Half-Cylinders . . . . . . . . 20--22
               Diane Martindale   Muscle Twitch Switch . . . . . . . . . . 22--24
                Patrick Dijusto   Nanosize Me  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--27
                    Mark Alpert   Stormy Weather . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
              Graham P. Collins   Back to the Future . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                   Rodger Doyle   Thwarting Big Brother  . . . . . . . . . 33--33
                   Charles Choi   The Beat Goes On . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                   Charles Choi   So Much for Green Salvation  . . . . . . 34--34
                      Kate Wong   A Mini Human Species . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
               Aimee Cunningham   Stressing Violence . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                      JR Minkel   Excluding Inclusion Bodies . . . . . . . 36--36
                      JR Minkel   Wave-Riding Electrons  . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Common Sense  . . . . . . . . . 38--38
                      Gary Stix   Insights: Geographer of the Male Genome  40--42
                      Anonymous   Technology Leaders: The
                                  \booktitleScientific American 50 . . . . 43--66
            Roger A. Nicoll and   
               Bradley E. Alger   Drug Development: The Brain's Own
                                  Marijuana  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68--75
                 David G. Stork   Science In Art: Optics and Realism in
                                  Renaissance Art  . . . . . . . . . . . . 76--83
            Anthony R. Fiorillo   Paleontology: The Dinosaurs of Arctic
                                  Alaska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84--91
            William Sheehan and   
       Nicholas Kollerstrom and   
                  Craig B. Waff   Astronomy: The Case of the Pilfered
                                  Planet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92--99
             Luis P. Villarreal   Biology: Are Viruses Alive?  . . . . . . 100--105
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Crowded Skies . . . . 106--107
               Nicole Garbarini   Technicalities: More Than Just Music . . 108--111
                  Barbara Smuts   Reviews: Orangutan Technology  . . . . . 112--115
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Number One . . . . . . . . 118--118
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 120--120


Scientific American
Volume 292, Number 1, January, 2005

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Worth a Pound of Cure   8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--14
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American:
                                  Personality Clash War Worries Heavenly
                                  Revolutions  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
               Christine Soares   News Scan: Polio Postponed . . . . . . . 18--20
                  Steven Ashley   A Bad Fix for Hubble?  . . . . . . . . . 20--22
                    David Kosub   Sound Findings . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22--23
              Graham P. Collins   A Glimpse of Supersolid  . . . . . . . . 24--25
                Charles Q. Choi   Through Titan's Haze . . . . . . . . . . 25--25
               Aimee Cunningham   Snaking Its Way In . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                      Anonymous   Data Points  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                Charles Q. Choi   Mercurial Spread . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                Charles Q. Choi   Shaky Gravity Boost  . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                Charles Q. Choi   Alternative Reality  . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                      JR Minkel   Eyeing Stem Cells  . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                      JR Minkel   Face Painters, Begone! . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                   Rodger Doyle   Nurses in Short Supply . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Quantum Quackery  . . . . . . . 34--34
                    Chip Walter   Insights: You, Robot . . . . . . . . . . 36--37A
             Luke A. J. O'Neill   Life Sciences: Immunity's Early-Warning
                                  System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38--45
                  Amy J. Barger   Astrophysics: The Midlife Crisis of the
                                  Cosmos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46--53
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Information Science: Considerate
                                  Computing  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54--61
    Jeffery K. Taubenberger and   
                Ann H. Reid and   
              Thomas G. Fanning   Biotechnology: Capturing a Killer Flu
                                  VIRUS  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62--71
                 Emily Harrison   Science In Pictures: Eye of the Beholder 72--77
                      Gary Stix   Innovation: Best-Kept Secrets  . . . . . 78--83
          Roy F. Baumeister and   
       Jennifer D. Campbell and   
         Joachim I. Krueger and   
               Kathleen D. Vohs   Psychology: Exploding the Self-Esteem
                                  Myth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84--91
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Open Sesame . . . . . 92--93
                      Anonymous   Reviews: How Are the Mighty Fallen?  . . 94--98
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Captive Audience . . . . . 102--102
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 104--104

Scientific American
Volume 292, Number 2, February, 2005

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Beyond the Big
                                  \copyright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10--12
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--14
                 Sara Beardsley   News Scan: Avoiding Another Vioxx  . . . 16--18
                Charles Q. Choi   Hungry for Dino Meat . . . . . . . . . . 18--20
                 Claudio Angelo   Punctuated Disequilibrium  . . . . . . . 22--23
                 Christina Reed   Into the Abyss . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--25
               Govert Schilling   String Revival . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25--25
                      JR Minkel   More Bits in Pits  . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                   Rodger Doyle   Melting at the Top . . . . . . . . . . . 31--31
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Time Spent  . . . . . . . . 32--32
                Charles Q. Choi   Cardio Therapy for the Mind  . . . . . . 32--32
                Charles Q. Choi   Parched Presence . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                      JR Minkel   Say It, Don't Spray It . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33--33
                Charles Q. Choi   Planet-Making 101  . . . . . . . . . . . 33--33
                      JR Minkel   Golden Zipper  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33--33
                      JR Minkel   Shrinking Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . 33--33
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Abducted! . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                  Sally Lehrman   Insights: Performance without Anxiety    36--37
               Martin J. Blaser   Biotechnology: An Endangered Species in
                                  the Stomach  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38--45
                  Jakob Reichel   Applied Physics: Atom Chips  . . . . . . 46--53
                      Kate Wong   Paleoanthropology: The Littlest Human    56--65
                  Javed Mostafa   Information Science: Seeking Better Web
                                  Searches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66--73
              R. Douglas Fields   Neuroscience: Making Memories Stick  . . 74--81
                      Gary Stix   Innovation: Nanotubes in the Clean Room  82--85
                   Steve Mirsky   Technology: The NEW College Try  . . . . 86--91
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Reducing a Roar . . . 92--93
                    Mark Alpert   Technicalities: Every Breath You Take    94--96
                      Anonymous   Reviews: Big Bang vs. Steady State . . . 98--100
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Sticker Shock  . . . . . . 104--104
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 106--106

Scientific American
Volume 292, Number 3, March, 2005

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Relief Is Not Enough    8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--15
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100
                                  and 150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
             Madhusree Mukerjee   News Scan: The Scarred Earth . . . . . . 18--20
                Charles Q. Choi   Back to Square One . . . . . . . . . . . 21--21
                   Gunjan Sinha   The Diet That Fits . . . . . . . . . . . 22--24
                      Kate Wong   Rooting the River Horse  . . . . . . . . 24--25
                  Steven Ashley   Aerial Base Station  . . . . . . . . . . 25--26
                     Phil Scott   No Bath Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--27
                   Rodger Doyle   Gay and Lesbian Census . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      Anonymous   Data Points  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                Charles Q. Choi   Vector without Virus . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                      JR Minkel   Remote-Controlled Hump . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                      Gary Stix   Off Target . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31--31
                Charles Q. Choi   KC & the Sunshine Cow . . . . . . . . . . 31--31
                      JR Minkel   Broadband to the People  . . . . . . . . 31--31
                      JR Minkel   Whales on a Bender . . . . . . . . . . . 31--31
                   David Appell   Insights: Behind the Hockey Stick  . . . 34--35
      Charles H. Lineweaver and   
                Tamara M. Davis   Cosmology: Misconceptions about the Big
                                  Bang . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--45
            William F. Ruddiman   Climatology: How Did Humans First Alter
                                  Global Climate?  . . . . . . . . . . . . 46--53
           Chris L. Barrett and   
          Stephen G. Eubank and   
                 James P. Smith   Information Technology: If Smallpox
                                  Strikes Portland \ldots  . . . . . . . . 54--61
                  Steven Ashley   Innovation: On the Road to Fuel-Cell
                                  Cars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62--69
                  Moncef Zouali   Biotechnology: Taming Lupus  . . . . . . 70--77
             W. Bernard Carlson   Biography: Inventor of Dreams  . . . . . 78--85
           Patricia D. Moehlman   Conservation: Endangered Wild Equids . . 86--93
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Take My Pixel . . . . 94--95
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: The Fossil Fallacy  . . . . . . 94--95
                      Anonymous   Reviews: An Institution between Covers   96--98
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Meteorwrongs . . . . . . . 102--102
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 104--104

Scientific American
Volume 292, Number 4, April, 2005

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Okay, We Give Up  . . . 10--10
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--16
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: Nobel
                                  Viruses $ \blacksquare $ Noble Gases $
                                  \blacksquare $ King of Fertilizers . . . 18--18
               Diane Martindale   News Scan: Reactive Reasoning  . . . . . 20--22
                    Mark Alpert   Strange New World  . . . . . . . . . . . 22--24
                      JR Minkel   Leafy Letdown  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25--26
              Graham P. Collins   CT Scan for Molecules  . . . . . . . . . 26--27
                Charles Q. Choi   Qubit Twist  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                   Rodger Doyle   The Lion's Share . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Bankrupt Health . . . . . . 32--32
                Charles Q. Choi   Procrastinate Later  . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                      JR Minkel   Aurora Born of Radio . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                   Steve Mirsky   Ernst Mayr (1904--2005)  . . . . . . . . 32--32
                      Anonymous   Brief: Points  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                Charles Q. Choi   Crustaceans against Dengue Fever . . . . 34--34
                Charles Q. Choi   Descent of the Ants  . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      JR Minkel   One Small Step . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      Anonymous   Dennis Flanagan (1919--2005) . . . . . . 36--36
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: The Feynman--Tufte Principle    38--38
                      Sam Jaffe   Insights: In the Business of Synthetic
                                  Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40--41
             Joshua Goodman and   
            David Heckerman and   
             Robert Rounthwaite   Information Technology: Stopping Spam    42--49
         Gary A. Glatzmaier and   
                    Peter Olson   Earth Science: Probing the Geodynamo . . 50--57
                        Gil Ast   Biotechnology: The Alternative Genome    58--65
           Steven W. Popper and   
          Robert J. Lempert and   
               Steven C. Bankes   Decision Making: Shaping the Future  . . 66--71
            Frans B. M. de Waal   Behavioral Economics: How Animals Do
                                  Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72--79
           Paul C. Canfield and   
               Sergey L. Bud'Ko   Materials Science: Low-Temperature
                                  Superconductivity is Warming Up  . . . . 80--87
                      Gary Stix   Innovation: A Toxin against Pain . . . . 88--93
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Uniform Variety . . . 94--95
                    Mark Alpert   Technicalities: Hot Stuff  . . . . . . . 96--98
                      Anonymous   Reviews: Evo Devo Is the New Buzzword
                                  \ldots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102--104
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Eye off the Ball . . . . . 106--106
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 108--108

Scientific American
Volume 292, Number 5, May, 2005

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Human Inventory Control 8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--16
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--18
               Christine Soares   News Scan: Cooping Up Avian Ful  . . . . 20--22
                  George Musser   Too Cold for Comfort . . . . . . . . . . 22--24
              Luis Miguel Ariza   Defensive Eating . . . . . . . . . . . . 25--25
                 Sara Beardsley   Bending to Bar Codes . . . . . . . . . . 26--28
            Barry E. DiGregorio   Doubts on Dinosaurs  . . . . . . . . . . 28--29
                Charles Q. Choi   Processing for Science . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                   Rodger Doyle   Measuring Beauty . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Stroke Signs  . . . . . . . 34--34
                Charles Q. Choi   Wings with a Snap  . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      JR Minkel   Discerning Intent  . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      JR Minkel   Martian Lake View  . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                Charles Q. Choi   Dead Bones to Life . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Hans Albrecht Bethe, 1906--2005  . . . . 36--36
                      JR Minkel   Muons for Defense  . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Turn Me On, Dead Man  . . . . . 37--37
            Marguerite Holloway   Insights: When Medicine Meets Literature 38--39
                   Larry Cahill   Neuroscience: His Brain, Her Brain . . . 40--47
            Bernard J. Carr and   
             Steven B. Giddings   Physics: Quantum Black Holes . . . . . . 48--55
                 Kwabena Boahen   Information Technology: Neuromorphic
                                  Microchips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56--63
                Joseph R. Dwyer   Meteorology: A Bolt Out of The Blue  . . 64--71
            David M. Ojcius and   
              Toni Darville and   
               Patrik M. Bavoil   Can Chlamydia Be Stopped?  . . . . . . . 72--79
                  Alan E. Rubin   Planetary Science: What Heated the
                                  Asteroids? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80--87
                      Gary Stix   Biotechnology: Molecular Treasure Hunt   88--91
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Thin Is In  . . . . . 92--93
                      Anonymous   Resource: How to Listen to Birds . . . . 94--96
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Crime Scene Instigation    100--100
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 102--102

Scientific American
Volume 292, Number 6, June, 2005

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Bring Back the OTA  . . 10--10
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--16
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--18
                      JR Minkel   News Scan: RNA to the Rescue . . . . . . 20--22
               Govert Schilling   Rare Flare . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23--25
                    Lisa Melton   Snoring Suspects . . . . . . . . . . . . 25--26
                  Steven Ashley   Solid (State) Progress . . . . . . . . . 26--28
                 Philip E. Ross   Math without Words . . . . . . . . . . . 28--30
                      Kate Wong   Desert Island  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--31
                   Rodger Doyle   Leveling the Playing Field . . . . . . . 32--32
                      Anonymous   Data Points  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                Charles Q. Choi   Brain-Destroying Algae?  . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      JR Minkel   Laser Bug-Off  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      JR Minkel   Twice Burned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                Charles Q. Choi   Decloaking Malaria . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                Charles Q. Choi   No-Splash Liquid . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                      JR Minkel   Can't Get g Out of My Head . . . . . . . 36--36
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Fahrenheit 2777 . . . . . . . . 38--38
               Diane Martindale   Insights: A Culture of Death . . . . . . 44--46
               Mark B. Roth and   
                    Todd Nystul   Biomedical Technology: Buying Time In
                                  Suspended Animation  . . . . . . . . . . 48--55
             John D. Barrow and   
                   John K. Webb   Cosmology: Inconstant Constants  . . . . 56--63
                 Andy Aaron and   
                 Ellen Eide and   
               John F. Pitrelli   Information Technology: Conversational
                                  Computers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64--69
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Nutrition and Health: Obesity: An
                                  Overblown Epidemic?  . . . . . . . . . . 70--77
              Graham P. Collins   Physics: Making Cold Antimatter  . . . . 78--85
                      Kate Wong   Archaeology: The Morning of the Modern
                                  Mind . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86--95
             David Michaels and   
                    Mindy Jones   Public Safety and Policy: Doubt Is Their
                                  Product  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96--101
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Lean and Mean . . . . 102--103
                     Philip Yam   Technicalities: The Multipath to Clarity 104--107
                      Anonymous   Reviews: A Customer Base of One  . . . . 110--112
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Dim Wits . . . . . . . . . 114--114
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 116--116


Scientific American
Volume 293, Number 1, July, 2005

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Lost in Space . . . . . 6--6
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9--12
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--14
                    Mark Alpert   News Scan: Feeling the Pinch . . . . . . 16--18
                  George Musser   Flaw of Averages . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--19
               Marina Krakovsky   Reaching in the Dark . . . . . . . . . . 20--20
                    Adam Minter   Breeding Snail Fever . . . . . . . . . . 21--22
                   Gunjan Sinha   Training the Brain . . . . . . . . . . . 22--23
                    Lamont Wood   Copper for Fiber . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--24
                   Rodger Doyle   Baby Boom Origins  . . . . . . . . . . . 25--25
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Don't Drink The Water . . . 26--26
                Charles Q. Choi   Pressure Sensitive . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                Charles Q. Choi   Really Cold Fusion . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                      JR Minkel   Grain Freeze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27--27
                      JR Minkel   What's Smell Got to Do with It?  . . . . 27--27
                James T. Rogers   Philip Morrison, 1915--2005  . . . . . . 27--27
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Hope Springs Eternal  . . . . . 28--28
                  Sally Lehrman   Insights: He'll Pay for That . . . . . . 30--31
          Philip R. Christensen   Planetary Science: The Many Faces of
                                  Mars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--39
                    Gordon Kane   Physics: The Mysteries of Mass . . . . . 40--48
              Robert H. Socolow   Climate Change: Can We Bury Global
                                  Warming? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49--55
             John R. Horner and   
               Kevin Padian and   
            Armand de Ricql\`eS   Paleontology: How Dinosaurs Grew So
                                  Large --- And So Small . . . . . . . . . 56--63
                      Gary Stix   Information Technology: Shrinking
                                  Circuits with Water  . . . . . . . . . . 64--67
           Andres M. Lozano and   
                Suneil K. Kalia   Biotechnology: New Movement in
                                  Parkinson's  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68--75
          Timothy A. Kohler and   
         George J. Gumerman and   
             Robert G. Reynolds   Archaeology: Simulating Ancient
                                  Societies  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76--84
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Make It Quick . . . . 86--87
                      Anonymous   Reviews: The Future of Humankind . . . . 90--93
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: The Big Dig  . . . . . . . 94--94
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 96--96

Scientific American
Volume 293, Number 2, August, 2005

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Great Teller's Ghost    8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10--12
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American:
                                  Prescription Faith Flying Rebuttal
                                  Medical Fishing  . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--14
                    Krista West   News Scan: Rebuilding a Volcano  . . . . 16--18
                      Kate Wong   Footprints to Fill . . . . . . . . . . . 18--19
                  Steven Ashley   Making Light of Silicon  . . . . . . . . 20--20
              Cathryn M. Delude   Widening the Window  . . . . . . . . . . 21--22
            Marguerite Holloway   When Extinct Isn't . . . . . . . . . . . 22--23
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Cosmic CAT Scan  . . . . . . . . . . . . 23--24
                      Anonymous   Data Points  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23--26
                   Rodger Doyle   Coming to America  . . . . . . . . . . . 25--25
                Charles Q. Choi   About Face . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                Charles Q. Choi   Scents of Trust  . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                      JR Minkel   Sponge-Nose Smarty Pants . . . . . . . . 26--26
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                Charles Q. Choi   Dinner Slime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      JR Minkel   Cancer's John Hancock  . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      JR Minkel   The Next Little Thing  . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Full of Holes . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                    Chip Walter   Insights: Kryder's Law . . . . . . . . . 32--33
             Paul T. Sharpe and   
                 Conan S. Young   Biotechnology: Test-Tube Teeth . . . . . 34--41
               David J. Bottjer   Paleontology: The Early Evolution of
                                  Animals  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42--47
          Glenn D. Starkman and   
             Dominik J. Schwarz   Cosmology: Is the Universe Out of Tune?  48--55
                  Reinhold Koch   Information Technology: Morphware  . . . 56--63
           John A. Elefteriades   Medicine: Beating a Sudden Killer  . . . 64--71
               Judy S. DeLoache   Psychology: Mindful of Symbols . . . . . 72--77
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Innovations: Nanobodies  . . . . . . . . 78--83
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Ease the Grind  . . . 84--85
                  Steven Ashley   Technicalities: Heavenly Music in Your
                                  Hand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86--88
                   Roger Atwood   Reviews: The Story of the Iraq Museum    90--92
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Kha-Nyou Smell a Rat?  . . 94--94
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 96--96

Scientific American
Volume 293, Number 3, September, 2005

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Science at the
                                  Crossroads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10--10
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--16
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--18
                 Rebecca Renner   News Scan: Mapping Mercury . . . . . . . 20--22
               Patrick Di Justo   Blue-Green Acres . . . . . . . . . . . . 22--24
              Wendy M. Grossman   Flagging Copy Rights . . . . . . . . . . 24--24
                    John Horgan   Clash in Cambridge . . . . . . . . . . . 24--28
                  Steven Ashley   Silicon Sniffer  . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--29
                Charles Q. Choi   Chatting Up Cells  . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                   Rodger Doyle   Myths of the City  . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Egging On . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                Charles Q. Choi   Back-Channel Chatter . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                Charles Q. Choi   Battle of the Sexes  . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                Charles Q. Choi   Working Corridors  . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                      JR Minkel   A Better Time Machine  . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                      JR Minkel   The Comet's White Glare  . . . . . . . . 36--36
                      JR Minkel   In Meatro  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Rumsfeld's Wisdom . . . . . . . 38--38
                  Sally Lehrman   Insights: A Proposition for Stem Cells   40--42
                  George Musser   Introduction: The Climax of Humanity . . 44--47
                  Joel E. Cohen   Demographics: Human Population Grows Up  48--55
               Jeffrey D. Sachs   Poverty: Can Extreme Poverty Be
                                  Eliminated?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56--65
             Stuart L. Pimm and   
                Clinton Jenkins   Biodiversity: Sustaining the Variety of
                                  Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66--73
                Amory B. Lovins   Energy: More Profit with Less Carbon . . 74--83
                     Paul Polak   Agriculture and Water: The Big Potential
                                  of Small Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84--91
                 Barry R. Bloom   Disease: Public Health in Transition . . 92--99
                 Herman E. Daly   Economics: Economics In A Full World . . 100--107
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Policy: How Should We Set Priorities?    108--115
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Private and Cool  . . 116--117
                      Anonymous   Reviews: Everything That Isn't Nature    118--120
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Go Fourth  . . . . . . . . 123--123
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 124--124

Scientific American
Volume 293, Number 4, October, 2005

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Fill This Prescription  6--6
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10--14
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                    Tim Hornyak   News Scan: The Biggest Dig . . . . . . . 18--21
               Diane Martindale   One Face, One Neuron . . . . . . . . . . 22--24
            Alexander Hellemans   A Force to Reckon With . . . . . . . . . 24--25
                Charles Q. Choi   Transistor Flow Control  . . . . . . . . 26--26
              Graham P. Collins   Quantum Bug  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                 Kaspar Mossman   Parsing Parasites  . . . . . . . . . . . 29--30
                      JR Minkel   Crawling Sensation . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Soaping Up  . . . . . . . . 32--32
                Charles Q. Choi   Clues to the Earth's Heat  . . . . . . . 32--32
                Charles Q. Choi   Missing in Maize . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                Charles Q. Choi   Worlds without End . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                      JR Minkel   Extreme Star Formation . . . . . . . . . 33--33
                      JR Minkel   Remember Wrong to Eat Right  . . . . . . 33--33
                   Rodger Doyle   More Boys Than Girls . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Unweaving the Heart . . . . . . 36--36
            Marguerite Holloway   Insights: The Beauty of Branes . . . . . 38--40
        Françoise Combes   Astrophysics: Ripples in a Galactic Pond 42--49
                  Terry Kenakin   Biotech: New Bull's-Eyes for Drugs . . . 50--57
                 John W. Valley   Earth Science: A Cool Early Earth? . . . 58--65
                    John Horgan   Neuroscience: The Forgotten Era of Brain
                                  Chips  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66--73
                      Gary Stix   Innovations: Better Than a Dog . . . . . 74--77
                  Dennis Drayna   Genetics: Founder Mutations  . . . . . . 78--85
                     Alex Hills   Communications and Infotech: Smart Wi-Fi 86--94
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Paving the Way  . . . 96--97
                      Gary Stix   Technicalities: Heavy-Metal Sweat  . . . 98--103
                      Anonymous   Reviews: Science Abuse . . . . . . . . . 106--109
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Additions and Corrections  110--110
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 112--112

Scientific American
Volume 293, Number 5, November, 2005

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Preparing for the Worst 8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--14
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                 Mark Fischetti   News Scan: Protecting against the Next
                                  Katrina  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--20
                  George Musser   Comet Dust Bunny . . . . . . . . . . . . 22--22
                Charles Q. Choi   Baby to Brain  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22--24
              Wendy M. Grossman   Wait a Second  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--27
                    Mark Alpert   Red Star Rising  . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                   Gunjan Sinha   Bugs and Drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--31
                   Rodger Doyle   Fewer Men, More Crime  . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Anxious Moments . . . . . . 34--34
                Charles Q. Choi   Replenished Ozone  . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      JR Minkel   No Sleep, No Problem . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      JR Minkel   Take Your Breath Away  . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                Charles Q. Choi   Road Assault on Water  . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                Charles Q. Choi   Relative Distance  . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                Charles Q. Choi   Use Your Illusion  . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Rupert's Resonance  . . . . . . 38--38
                    Krista West   Insights: Scoping Out the Planet . . . . 40--42
              W. Wayt Gibbs and   
               Christine Soares   Special Report: Preparing for a Pandemic 44--54
                 Juan Maldacena   Physics: The Illusion of Gravity . . . . 56--63
            David Warmflash and   
                 Benjamin Weiss   Planetary Science: Did Life Come from
                                  Another World? . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64--71
           Philip J. Kuekes and   
          Gregory S. Snider and   
            R. Stanley Williams   Information Technology: Crossbar
                                  Nanocomputers  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72--80
                 Alex P. Meshik   Geoscience: The Workings of an Ancient
                                  Nuclear Reactor  . . . . . . . . . . . . 82--91
                    Carl Zimmer   Neuroscience: The Neurobiology of the
                                  Self . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92--101
                      Gary Stix   Biotechnology: The Land of Milk & Money   102--105
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Case Cracked  . . . . 106--107
                      Anonymous   Reviews: Making Tracks on Mars . . . . . 108--111
                  Steven Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Naming Names . . . . . . . 112--112
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 116--116

Scientific American
Volume 293, Number 6, December, 2005

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Running on Empty  . . . 8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--14
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                      JR Minkel   News Scan: Trials for the Poor . . . . . 18--20
               Christine Soares   Cold War Clues . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20--22
              Graham P. Collins   Cheaper Dots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22--25
                 Philip E. Ross   Grow Your Own  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25--26
                  Steven Ashley   Lean Gene Machine  . . . . . . . . . . . 26--28
                  George Musser   Martian Claymation . . . . . . . . . . . 28--31
                   Rodger Doyle   Forgive Us Our Debts . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                      Anonymous   The 2005 Nobel Prizes  . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                Charles Q. Choi   One Small Step . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
               Christine Soares   Killer Resurrected . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                     Philip Yam   Going the Distance . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                Charles Q. Choi   Going through the Brownian Motions . . . 36--36
                Charles Q. Choi   Tilting at Asteroids . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                Charles Q. Choi   Weakening HIV? . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Mr. Skeptic Goes to Esalen  . . 38--38
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Insights: Breaking the Mold  . . . . . . 42--44
                      Anonymous   Technology Leaders: \booktitleScientific
                                  American 50  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47--47
               Aimee Cunningham   \booktitleScientific American 50: Woo
                                  Suk Hwang, Seoul National University . . 48--48
                    Lamont Wood   Google, Inc., Mountain View, Calif.  . . 49--49
                 Michelle Press   Fred Kavli, Founder, Kavli Foundation,
                                  Santa Barbara, Calif.  . . . . . . . . . 50--50
               Christine Soares   Getting Serious about Flu  . . . . . . . 52--52
                  George Musser   More Power to Solar  . . . . . . . . . . 52--53
                Charles Q. Choi   Stem Cell Imperative . . . . . . . . . . 53--54
                Charles Q. Choi   Repairing Broken Hearts  . . . . . . . . 54--54
                    Mark Alpert   Protections for the Earth's Climate  . . 55--55
              Graham P. Collins   A Future in Plastics . . . . . . . . . . 55--56
               Aimee Cunningham   New Offensives against HIV . . . . . . . 56--57
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Creative Paths to Open Access  . . . . . 57--58
                      Gary Stix   A Force for Change . . . . . . . . . . . 58--58
                      JR Minkel   Waiting for Wi-Far . . . . . . . . . . . 59--59
                  Michael Szpir   Designing Artificial Life  . . . . . . . 59--60
                  Steven Ashley   New Aircraft, Big and Small  . . . . . . 60--61
                  Michael Szpir   Watching the Brain at Work . . . . . . . 61--62
                      JR Minkel   Practical Nanotubes  . . . . . . . . . . 62--63
                 Kaspar Mossman   True Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63--64
                Charles Q. Choi   Hope for Fixing Gene Defects . . . . . . 65--65
                 Kaspar Mossman   Photons, Electrons and Silicon . . . . . 66--66
       Theodore A. Jacobson and   
               Renaud Parentani   Physics: An Echo of Black Holes  . . . . 68--75
        Claire Panosian Dunavan   Medicine: Tackling Malaria . . . . . . . 76--83
          William H. Hannum and   
            Gerald E. Marsh and   
             George S. Stanford   Energy: Smarter Use of Nuclear Waste . . 84--91
                Robert Sapolsky   Public Health: Sick of Poverty . . . . . 92--99
              Jennifer A. Clack   Evolution: Getting a Leg Up on Land  . . 100--7
         Darold A. Treffert and   
          Daniel D. Christensen   Neuroscience: Inside the Mind of a
                                  Savant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108--113
                Patrick Merrell   Crossword: Wormhole  . . . . . . . . . . 114--115
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Better Exposure . . . 116--117
                 Kaspar Mossman   Technicalities: Easy Rider . . . . . . . 118--121
                      Anonymous   Reviews: Tricky, Turbulent, Tribal . . . 124--126
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: The Trials of Life . . . . 127--127
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 128--128


Scientific American
Volume 294, Number 1, January, 2006

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Saving Animals and
                                  People . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--14
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
              Luis Miguel Ariza   News Scan: Virtual Jihad . . . . . . . . 18--21
                      JR Minkel   T Cells for Brain Cells  . . . . . . . . 21--22
                Charles Q. Choi   Un-Killing the Messenger . . . . . . . . 22--24
                 Philip E. Ross   Half-Brained Schemes . . . . . . . . . . 24--26
                 Rebecca Renner   Clean and Green  . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--27
            Sarah Todd Davidson   Pumped-Up Performance  . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                   Rodger Doyle   Modern Slavery . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Caffeine Fiends . . . . . . 32--32
                Charles Q. Choi   Descent in Europe  . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                Charles Q. Choi   Protein by the Splice  . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                      JR Minkel   On the Horizon . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33--33
                Charles Q. Choi   Biggest Losers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33--33
                      JR Minkel   Plight of the Condor . . . . . . . . . . 33--33
                      JR Minkel   Underwater Speeding Violation  . . . . . 33--33
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Murdercide  . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                   David Appell   Insights: Easing Jitters when Buildings
                                  Rumble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--37
          Subhanjoy Mohanty and   
               Ray Jayawardhana   Astrophysics: The Mystery of Brown Dwarf
                                  Origins  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38--44
               George M. Church   Cover Story: Biotechnology: Genomes for
                                  All  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46--54
              Eric L. Geist and   
            Vasily V. Titov and   
            Costas E. Synolakis   Earth and Ocean Science: Tsunami: WAVE
                                  of CHANGE  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56--63
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Artificial Intelligence: Innovations
                                  From A Robot Rally . . . . . . . . . . . 64--71
       Craig Howard Kinsley and   
               Kelly G. Lambert   Neurobiology: The Maternal Brain . . . . 72--79
                      Gary Stix   Information Technology: Recognition
                                  Engines  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80--83
           Alan M. Goldberg and   
                 Thomas Hartung   Toxicology: Protecting More Than Animals 84--91
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: No More Gears . . . . 92--93
                      Anonymous   Reviews: Getting a Rational Grip on
                                  Religion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94--95
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: and Science for All  . . . 98--98
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 100--100

Scientific American
Volume 294, Number 2, February, 2006

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: To Banish a Cancer  . . 8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--14
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                Charles Q. Choi   News Scan: Polar Satellite Freeze  . . . 18--20
                      Kate Wong   Food for Thought . . . . . . . . . . . . 20--22
                  Steven Ashley   Bouncy Proteins  . . . . . . . . . . . . 22--23
                 Christina Reed   Talking Up Enlightenment . . . . . . . . 23--24
               Patrick Di Justo   Winner Takes All . . . . . . . . . . . . 25--25
                      JR Minkel   Pinching Out Sulfur  . . . . . . . . . . 25--27
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Googling It . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      JR Minkel   Greener Cretaceous Pastures  . . . . . . 28--28
                  George Musser   Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright . . . . . . 28--28
                     Philip Yam   Sight for Bee Eyes . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                      JR Minkel   Catch as Quantum Can . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                      JR Minkel   The Devil You Know . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                      JR Minkel   Fiber Irregularities . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                   Rodger Doyle   Sizing Up  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: It's Dogged as Does It  . . . . 34--35
                   Steve Mirsky   Insights: Teach the Science  . . . . . . 36--38
           Chandrashekhar Joshi   Cover Story: Physics: Plasma
                                  Accelerators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40--47
                Daniel M. Davis   Immunology: Intrigue at the Immune
                                  Synapse  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48--55
           Alexander Glaser and   
            Frank N. von Hippel   Defense: Thwarting Nuclear Terrorism . . 56--63
                 Mark Fischetti   Engineering: Protecting New Orleans  . . 64--71
                Charles Q. Choi   Innovations: Miniaturized Power  . . . . 72--75
                      Gary Stix   Biotechnology and The Law: Owning the
                                  Stuff of Life  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76--83
            Jeffrey H. Schwartz   Information Technology and Imaging:
                                  Putting a Face on the First President    84--91
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Into the Breach . . . 92--93
                    Mark Alpert   Technicalities: My Virtual War . . . . . 94--95
                      Anonymous   Reviews: A Tour of Turing  . . . . . . . 98--100
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Bait and Switch  . . . . . 102--102
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 104--104

Scientific American
Volume 294, Number 3, March, 2006

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Con Men in Lab Coats    10--10
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--16
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: Geology
                                  Uproar Big-Gun Battleships Horsepower
                                  for Horse Dung . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--18
                 Sara Beardsley   News Scan: Down in Flames  . . . . . . . 20--22
                Charles Q. Choi   Going to Bat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--24B
              Graham P. Collins   Ion Power  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--25
               Daniel G. Dupont   Software Insecurity  . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                    Mark Alpert   Crater Jumper  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27--28
                      JR Minkel   In the Groove  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                Charles Q. Choi   Sense and Sensitivity  . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                      JR Minkel   Where the Bacteria Roam  . . . . . . . . 29--29
                      Anonymous   Data Points  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                Charles Q. Choi   Testing Lethality  . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                Charles Q. Choi   What You See Is What You Say . . . . . . 32--32
                      JR Minkel   Reefer Sanity  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                   Rodger Doyle   The Honeymoon Is Over  . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      JR Minkel   Nanoparticles Can't Hide . . . . . . . . 34--34
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Cures and Cons  . . . . . . . . 35--35
               Marina Krakovsky   Insights: Experiments at Work  . . . . . 36--38
               Eugene N. Parker   Astronautics: Shielding Space Travelers  40--47
          David A. Sinclair and   
                 Lenny Guarente   Cover Story: Biotechnology: Unlocking
                                  the Secrets of Longevity Genes . . . . . 48--57
                 Scott C. Doney   Ocean Ecology: The Dangers of Ocean
                                  Acidification  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58--65
                  Steven Ashley   Information Technology: Cognitive Radio  66--73
                Gregory Chaitin   Chemistry: The Limits of Reason  . . . . 74--81
        Terrence J. Collins and   
                    Chip Walter   Little Green Molecules . . . . . . . . . 82--90
                      Gary Stix   Innovations: The Elusive Goal of Machine
                                  Translation  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92--95
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Spin and Swing  . . . 96--97
                Jonathan Weiner   Reviews: From Surmise to Sunrise . . . . 98--101
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Annual Rapport . . . . . . 102--102
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 104--104

Scientific American
Volume 294, Number 4, April, 2006

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: The Collider Calamity   8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--14
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                  George Musser   News Scan: The Check Is in the Mail  . . 18--20
                 Michael Dumiak   Lifting the Winter Dark  . . . . . . . . 20--21
               Christine Soares   Turning Yellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22--23
                   Sandra Upson   Taking Sides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--25
                  Sarah Simpson   Survival of the Smallest . . . . . . . . 26--26
                Charles Q. Choi   Crystal Steer  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--29
                   Rodger Doyle   Lady Luck  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Cancer Deaths . . . . . . . 32--32
                Charles Q. Choi   Finding a Lost World . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                      JR Minkel   Fat Chance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                      JR Minkel   Singular Is the New Binary . . . . . . . 32--32
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                Charles Q. Choi   Genetic Changes from Bullying  . . . . . 34--34
                Charles Q. Choi   Musseling In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      JR Minkel   When a Fungus Has a Ball . . . . . . . . 34--34
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: As Luck Would Have It . . . . . 35--35
             Madhusree Mukerjee   Insights: The Prostitutes' Union . . . . 36--37
               Gordon D. Holman   Astrophysics: The Mysterious Origins of
                                  Solar Flares . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38--45
                 Roger I. Glass   Medicine: New Hope For Defeating
                                  Rotavirus  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46--55
              Graham P. Collins   Cover Story: Information Technology:
                                  Computing with Quantum Knots . . . . . . 56--63
               Carel Van Schaik   Intelligence and Evolution: Why Are Some
                                  Animals So Smart?  . . . . . . . . . . . 64--71
             Joseph J. Romm and   
                Andrew A. Frank   Transportation: Hybrid Vehicles Gain
                                  Traction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72--79
                      Gary Stix   Biotechnology: An Antibiotic Resistance
                                  Fighter  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80--83
                 Pranab Bardhan   Economics: Does Globalization Help or
                                  Hurt the World's Poor? . . . . . . . . . 84--91
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Big Squeeze . . . . . 92--93
                  Steven Ashley   Technicalities: Sharp Shooter  . . . . . 94--97
                       Jim Holt   Reviews: Beyond the Standard Model . . . 98--100
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Short Takes  . . . . . . . 102--102
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 104--104

Scientific American
Volume 294, Number 5, May, 2006

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Don't Rob the Cradle    6--6
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10--11
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--12
                   Paul Raeburn   News Scan: Legislating Integrity . . . . 14--16
                   David Biello   Mixing It Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--18
              Graham P. Collins   Chaos in the Crater  . . . . . . . . . . 19--20
                   Gunjan Sinha   Pumping Coal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20--22
                  Steven Ashley   Enhanced Armor . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22--24
                   Eric Smalley   Light Work . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--24
                   Rodger Doyle   Welfare Woes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25--25
                      Anonymous   Data Points  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                Charles Q. Choi   Cannibal Run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                Charles Q. Choi   Origami from DNA . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      JR Minkel   Powering Off for Safety  . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                Charles Q. Choi   Cold Faithful  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                Charles Q. Choi   Eyeing Redness . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                      JR Minkel   Artificial Gravity with Magnetism  . . . 29--29
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: SHAM Scam . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                    Tim Hornyak   Insights: Android Science  . . . . . . . 32--34
            Michael Riordan and   
                William A. Zajc   Cover Story: Physics and Cosmology: The
                                  First Few Microseconds . . . . . . . . . 34--41
               Ehud Shapiro and   
                Yaakov Benenson   Information Technology: Bringing DNA
                                  Computers To Life  . . . . . . . . . . . 44--51
                   Carina Hoorn   Earth Science: The Birth of the Mighty
                                  Amazon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52--59
                      Gary Stix   Biotechnology: Blockbuster Dreams  . . . 60--63
               Roberto Gilmozzi   Astronomy: Giant Telescopes of the
                                  Future . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64--71
               Michael S. Wolfe   Medicine: Shutting Down Alzheimer's  . . 72--79
                    Cliff Stoll   History of Technology: When Slide Rules
                                  Ruled  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80--87
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Cutting Work  . . . . 88--89
                      Anonymous   Reviews: What Makes a Revolution?  . . . 90--93
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: The Proof Is on the
                                  Painting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96--96
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 98--98

Scientific American
Volume 294, Number 6, June, 2006

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: How to Kill Synthetic
                                  Biology  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4--4
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8--10
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--12
                 Sara Beardsley   News Scan: The End of the Everglades?    14--15
               Daniel G. Dupont   Disruptive Threats . . . . . . . . . . . 15--16
                  Sally Lehrman   Trace Elements . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--18
               Christine Soares   No Prayer Prescription . . . . . . . . . 20--20
                      JR Minkel   Hard Landscape . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20--21
                  George Musser   NASA's Reverse Thrust  . . . . . . . . . 22--23
                    Lisa Melton   Body Blazes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--24
                      Anonymous   Data Points  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                      JR Minkel   Bottoms Up --- or Maybe Down . . . . . . 26--26
                      JR Minkel   The Lure of Punishment . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                      JR Minkel   Viral Wire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27--27
                Charles Q. Choi   Fish Out of Water  . . . . . . . . . . . 27--27
                Charles Q. Choi   The Other, Other White Meat  . . . . . . 27--27
                Charles Q. Choi   Peaking Intelligence . . . . . . . . . . 27--27
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: The Flipping Point  . . . . . . 28--28
                  Jeffrey Sachs   Sustainable Developments: The New
                                  Geopolitics  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                  Sally Lehrman   Insights: The Implicit Prejudice . . . . 32--34
               Ilya N. Bindeman   Earth Science: The Secrets of
                                  Supervolcanoes . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--43
                David Baker and   
              George Church and   
                Jim Collins and   
                  Drew Endy and   
            Joseph Jacobson and   
               Jay Keasling and   
               Paul Modrich and   
           Christina Smolke and   
                      Ron Weiss   Cover Story: Biotechnology: Engineering
                                  Life: Building a FAB for Biology . . . . 44--51
              Michael A. Mallin   Ecology: Wading In Waste . . . . . . . . 52--59
           Allan I. Basbaum and   
                   David Julius   Medicine: Toward Better Pain Control . . 60--67
                 Daniel Jackson   Information Technology: Dependable
                                  Software by Design . . . . . . . . . . . 68--75
                      Gary Stix   Pharmacology: A New Assault on HIV . . . 76--78
             Jean-Paul Delahaye   Mathematics: The Science behind Sudoku   80--87
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Carbon Hooch  . . . . 88--89
                     Philip Yam   Technicalities: The Ultimate Blood Test  90--92
                      Anonymous   Reviews: Favored by the Gods . . . . . . 93--94
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Up the Lazy Creek  . . . . 96--96
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 98--98


Scientific American
Volume 295, Number 1, July, 2006

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Cell Phones on a Plane  10--10
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--14
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50,100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                   Paul Raeburn   News Scan: A Regulation on Regulations   18--20
              Jeneen Interlandi   An Immune Portal . . . . . . . . . . . . 20--23
              Graham P. Collins   A Hint of Axions . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--24
                Charles Q. Choi   Not So Super . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25--25
              Wendy M. Grossman   Who Pays?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                  Steven Ashley   A New Take on Hybrids  . . . . . . . . . 27--27
                   Rodger Doyle   Virtual Skulduggery  . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                      Anonymous   Data Points  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                Charles Q. Choi   From Brain to Heart  . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                Charles Q. Choi   New Way to Create Elements . . . . . . . 32--32
                      JR Minkel   What Role for New Neurons? . . . . . . . 32--32
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33--33
                Charles Q. Choi   Mass Change  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33--33
                      JR Minkel   Island of Resistance . . . . . . . . . . 33--33
                      JR Minkel   Traces of Gravity  . . . . . . . . . . . 33--33
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: The Political Brain . . . . . . 36--36
               Jeffrey D. Sachs   Sustainable Developments: Ecology and
                                  Political Upheaval . . . . . . . . . . . 37--37
                   Ray Kurzweil   Forum: Reprogramming Biology . . . . . . 38--38
                      JR Minkel   Insights: Dangling a Carrot for Vaccines 39--40
                    Mario Livio   Astronomy: Hubble's Top10  . . . . . . . 42--51
          Michael F. Clarke and   
              Michael W. Becker   Biomedicine: Stem Cells: The Real
                                  Culprits in Cancer?  . . . . . . . . . . 52--59
             John B. Pendry and   
                 David R. Smith   Physics and Optics: The Quest for the
                                  Superlens  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60--67
           Timothy H. Goldsmith   Life Science: What Birds See . . . . . . 68--75
              Paul M. Grant and   
             Chauncey Starr and   
              Thomas J. Overbye   Energy: A Power Grid for the Hydrogen
                                  Economy  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76--83
                   Max M. Houck   Forensics: CSI: Reality  . . . . . . . . 84--89
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Expanding Use . . . . 94--95
                      Anonymous   Reviews: Standing Up to Dance and Sing   96--98
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: For the Birds  . . . . . . 100--100
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 104--104

Scientific American
Volume 295, Number 2, August, 2006

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Keep the Net Neutral    8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--14
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                   Gunjan Sinha   News Scan: Soccer Goes Green . . . . . . 18--20
                    Mark Alpert   The Neutrino Frontier  . . . . . . . . . 20--22
                 Christina Reed   Sequencing Sea World . . . . . . . . . . 23--24
                  George Musser   Venus de Seismo  . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--25
                   Paul Raeburn   Slow-Acting  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                      JR Minkel   Paleolithic Juvenilia  . . . . . . . . . 27--27
                   Rodger Doyle   The Crystal Crisis . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      Anonymous   Data Points  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                Charles Q. Choi   Alight Touch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                Charles Q. Choi   A Firm Stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                      JR Minkel   Solitary Briny Confinement . . . . . . . 30--30
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                Charles Q. Choi   A Place for RNA  . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                      JR Minkel   Lasers from Sound  . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                      JR Minkel   Platonic Liquids . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Folk Science  . . . . . . . . . 34--34
               Jeffrey D. Sachs   Sustainable Developments: Virtuous
                                  Circles and Fragile States . . . . . . . 35--35
            Alexander Hellemans   Insights: The Geometer of Particle
                                  Physics  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--38
                 Mihail C. Roco   Forum: Nanotechnology's Future . . . . . 39--39
               David Jewitt and   
          Scott S. Sheppard and   
                     Jan Kleyna   Astronomy: The Strangest Satellites in
                                  the Solar System . . . . . . . . . . . . 40--47
              Mark Gerstein and   
                    Deyou Zheng   Life Science: The Real Life of
                                  Pseudogenes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48--55
              Thomas A. Jackson   Aerospace: Power for a Space Plane . . . 56--63
                 Philip E. Ross   Cover: Psychology and Brain Science: The
                                  Expert Mind  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64--71
                     Kip Hodges   Earth Science: Climate and the Evolution
                                  of Mountains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72--79
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Information Technology: A Great Leap in
                                  Graphics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80--83
             Scott M. Gende and   
                Thomas P. Quinn   Ecology: The fish & the forest  . . . . . 84--89
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Going Vertical  . . . 90--91
                    Mark Alpert   Technicalities: Weather Gets Personal    92--94
                  Andrew Hodges   Reviews: Reality Show  . . . . . . . . . 96--97
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Monumental Error . . . . . 98--98
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 100--100

Scientific American
Volume 295, Number 3, September, 2006

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Cooling Our Heels . . . 8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--14
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                  Sally Lehrman   News Scan: Missing No Longer . . . . . . 18--20
              Graham P. Collins   The Next Generation  . . . . . . . . . . 20--23
                Charles Q. Choi   Old MacDonald's Pharm  . . . . . . . . . 24--24
                  Steven Ashley   Mach 3 Hunter-Killer . . . . . . . . . . 26--28
                 Christina Reed   Hot Trails . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                    Tim Hornyak   Thinking of Child's Play . . . . . . . . 30--30
                   Rodger Doyle   Dumbing Down . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                      Anonymous   Data Points  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                Charles Q. Choi   Magical Mushroom Tour  . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                      JR Minkel   Pre-Plastic Fantastic  . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                  George Musser   Direct Gaze  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38--38
                Charles Q. Choi   Biodiesel Is Better  . . . . . . . . . . 38--38
                Charles Q. Choi   Camera Shy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38--38
                Charles Q. Choi   Support for the Stick  . . . . . . . . . 38--38
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Fake, Mistake, Replicate  . . . 40--40
               Jeffrey D. Sachs   Sustainable Developments: Lower
                                  Fertility: A Wise Investment . . . . . . 42--42
                   Tom Leighton   Forum: The Net's Real Security Problem   44--44
                      Gary Stix   Introduction: A Climate Repair Manual    46--49
          Robert H. Socolow and   
              Stephen W. Pacala   Strategy: A Plan to Keep Carbon in Check 50--57
                John B. Heywood   Automotive Answers: Fueling Our
                                  Transportation Future  . . . . . . . . . 60--63
             Eberhard K. Jochem   Energy Efficiency: An Efficient Solution 64--67
           David G. Hawkins and   
           Daniel A. Lashof and   
             Robert H. Williams   Carbon Capture and Storage: What to do
                                  about Coal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68--75
             John M. Deutch and   
                Ernest J. Moniz   Role For Fission: The Nuclear Option . . 76--83
               Daniel M. Kammen   Clean Power: The Rise of Renewable
                                  Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84--93
                     Joan Ogden   Fuel Cells and More: High Hopes for
                                  Hydrogen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94--101
                  W. Wayt Gibbs   Revolutionary Energy Sources: Plan B for
                                  Energy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102--114
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Tall Task . . . . . . 116--117
                      Anonymous   Reviews: The Inelegant Universe  . . . . 118--120
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Requiem for a Heavyweight  124--124
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 126--126

Scientific American
Volume 295, Number 4, October, 2006

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Let There Be Light  . . 8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--14
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                   David Biello   News Scan: A Better Defense  . . . . . . 18--21
                      JR Minkel   Uninformed Consent . . . . . . . . . . . 22--24
                  Brie Finegold   Inpaint by Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . 24--25
               Christine Soares   Digestive Decoys . . . . . . . . . . . . 25--26
               Daniel G. Dupont   Far-Out Physics  . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--28
             John Dudley Miller   Contentious Calculation  . . . . . . . . 29--30
                Charles Q. Choi   Fat Side of the Moon . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                      JR Minkel   Bubble Adhesion  . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33--33
                Charles Q. Choi   Fido's Transmissible Tumor . . . . . . . 33--33
                      Anonymous   Dust Devil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                Charles Q. Choi   Cotton-Picking Results . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      JR Minkel   That Way Lies Confusion  . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      JR Minkel   Womb Woes  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                   Rodger Doyle   To Serve Man . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Darwin on the Right . . . . . . 38--38
               Jeffrey D. Sachs   Sustainable Developments: Fiddling while
                                  the Planet Burns . . . . . . . . . . . . 39--39
                 Andrew Lippman   Forum: The New Age of Wireless . . . . . 40--40
       Wolfgang Hillebrandt and   
          Hans-Thomas Janka and   
              Ewald Müller   Cover: Astrophysics: How to Blow Up A
                                  Star . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42--49
                 Philip E. Ross   Infotech: Viral Nano Electronics . . . . 52--55
           Zoltan Fehervari and   
               Shimon Sakaguchi   Cell Biology: Peacekeepers of the Immune
                                  System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56--63
                  Peter D. Ward   Earth Science: Impact From the Deep  . . 64--71
                   Ralph Hollis   Robotics: Ballbots . . . . . . . . . . . 72--77
       S. Christopher Caran and   
                 James A. Neely   Anthropology: Hydraulic Engineering in
                                  Prehistoric Mexico . . . . . . . . . . . 78--85
                  Klaus Mosbach   Biotechnology: The Promise of Molecular
                                  Imprinting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86--91
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Steady Cam  . . . . . 92--93
                      Anonymous   Reviews: Scientists on Religion  . . . . 94--95
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Drawing to an Inside Flush 98--98
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 100--100

Scientific American
Volume 295, Number 5, November, 2006

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: California, Here We
                                  Come . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--14
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American:
                                  Experimental Violence ``Father of
                                  Aviation'' The New Iron Age  . . . . . . 16--16
                Charles Q. Choi   News Scan: Blastomere Blowup . . . . . . 18--22
                 Rebecca Renner   Keeping CO$_2$ Down  . . . . . . . . . . 22--27
                  Steven Ashley   Muscling Up Color  . . . . . . . . . . . 27--28
                  Sarah Simpson   Catchy Carbon  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--30
                 Christina Reed   Martian Field Test . . . . . . . . . . . 32--33
                   David Biello   Not Imagining It . . . . . . . . . . . . 33--35
                   David Biello   Dark Matter Discovery  . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                   David Biello   Engineered Cells Beat Back Cancer  . . . 36--36
                      Anonymous   Too Many Hours . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37--37
                   David Biello   Washing Hands to Remove Moral Taint  . . 37--37
                      JR Minkel   Anemic Phytoplankton . . . . . . . . . . 37--37
                      Kate Wong   Lucy's Baby  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37--37
                   Rodger Doyle   Myth: Red-Blue States  . . . . . . . . . 38--38
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Wronger Than Wrong  . . . . . . 40--40
               Jeffrey D. Sachs   Sustainable Developments: Welfare
                                  States, Beyond Ideology  . . . . . . . . 42--42
             Stuart A. Kauffman   Forum: The Evolution of Future Wealth    44--44
                   Abraham Loeb   Cosmology: The Dark Ages of the Universe 46--53
         Giacomo Rizzolatti and   
           Leonardo Fogassi and   
               Vittorio Gallese   Special Section: Neuroscience: Mirrors
                                  In The Mind  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54--61
  Vilayanur S. Ramachandran and   
             Lindsay M. Oberman   Broken Mirrors: A Theory of Autism . . . 62--69
                 Mikko Hypponen   Information Technology: Malware Goes
                                  Mobile . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70--77
                   Laurence Mee   Ecology: Reviving Dead Zones . . . . . . 78--85
                  Kent D. Irwin   Sensor Technology: Seeing with
                                  Superconductors  . . . . . . . . . . . . 86--94
            Bradley E. Schaefer   Archaeology and Astronomy: The Origin of
                                  the Greek Constellations . . . . . . . . 96--101
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Gunk-Free Fiber . . . 102--103
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Uncommon Scents  . . . . . 106--106
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 108--108

Scientific American
Volume 295, Number 6, December, 2006

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Old Baby in the New
                                  Media  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--14
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--20
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--24
                  Sally Lehrman   News Scan: Partial to Crime  . . . . . . 28--29
                   David Biello   Organic Mystery  . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--33
                 Mark Fischetti   Call It Beetle Guard . . . . . . . . . . 33--34
                Charles Q. Choi   Voting with the Heart  . . . . . . . . . 34--36
                      Gary Stix   Send in the Terminator . . . . . . . . . 37--37
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38--38
                   David Biello   Brain Zaps for Generosity  . . . . . . . 38--38
                 Emily Harrison   Looking Better . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38--38
                      JR Minkel   Blood Blocker  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38--38
                      JR Minkel   Light-Matter Teleportation . . . . . . . 38--38
                      Anonymous   The 2006 Nobel Prizes  . . . . . . . . . 40--40
                   David Biello   Earth's Precession, Species Procession   40--40
                   David Biello   Moles' Cancer Brake  . . . . . . . . . . 40--40
                  George Musser   A Reason for a Moonless Venus  . . . . . 40--40
                   Rodger Doyle   Not So Revolutionary . . . . . . . . . . 42--42
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Bowling for God . . . . . . . . 44--44
                 Philip E. Ross   Insights: Putting Up with Self . . . . . 45--45
               Jeffrey D. Sachs   Sustainable Developments: The Challenge
                                  of Sustainable Water . . . . . . . . . . 48--48
                      Anonymous   Technology Leaders: The
                                  \booktitleScientific American 50 . . . . 49--49
                      JR Minkel   \booktitleScientific American 50: Angela
                                  Belcher  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50--50
                      JR Minkel   Swiss Re . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50--51
                  JR Minkel and   
                      Gary Stix   Al Gore  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51--51
                 Michelle Press   More Than Government Grants  . . . . . . 52--52
                  Steven Ashley   On the Road to Green . . . . . . . . . . 52--53
               Christine Soares   Unlocking Alzheimer's  . . . . . . . . . 53--53
                  George Musser   Beginning to See the Light . . . . . . . 54--54
                      Gary Stix   The Promise of the Mother Cell . . . . . 54--55
                    Mark Alpert   Smart Tags Get Smarter . . . . . . . . . 55--55
              Graham P. Collins   Chicken-Wire Electronics . . . . . . . . 55--55
              Brie Finegold and   
                      Gary Stix   Growing Replacement Parts  . . . . . . . 56--56
                Charles Q. Choi   DNA Sequencing on the Cheap  . . . . . . 57--57
                  Brie Finegold   Robots on the Move . . . . . . . . . . . 57--57
                Charles Q. Choi   Material Progress  . . . . . . . . . . . 58--58
                Charles Q. Choi   Sight Savers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58--59
                      Anonymous   Of Brain Maps and Saving the Internet    59--59
                       Jim Bell   Planetary Science: The Red Planet's
                                  Watery Past  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62--69
     Miguel A. L. Nicolelis and   
                Sidarta Ribeiro   Brain Science: Seeking the Neural Code   70--77
                      Kate Wong   Special Report: Lucy's Baby  . . . . . . 78--85
               Robert R. Alfano   Photonics: The Ultimate White Light  . . 86--93
            David J. Waters and   
              Kathleen Wildasin   Medicine: Cancer Clues from Pet Dogs . . 94--101
                   Ian Robinson   Metrology: Weighty Matters . . . . . . . 102--109
                Patrick Merrell   Crossword: Set Theory  . . . . . . . . . 110--110
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Hot Commodity . . . . 112--113
                      Anonymous   Reviews: Darwin at the Zoo . . . . . . . 114--119
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: News from Down Under . . . 123--123
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 124--124


Scientific American
Volume 296, Number 1, January, 2007

                      Anonymous   Perspectives: Meet Resistance Head-On    8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--14
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50,100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
              Graham P. Collins   News Scan: Kim's Big Fizzle  . . . . . . 18--18
                  Sarah Simpson   Seismic Sentries . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--20
                Charles Q. Choi   Pollution in Solution  . . . . . . . . . 22--23
                   Mike Simmons   Seeing Stars in Iraq . . . . . . . . . . 23--25
               Christine Soares   Here Come the X-Mice . . . . . . . . . . 25--26
                  Steven Ashley   Real Stinkers Reformed . . . . . . . . . 26--27
                      Anonymous   Data Points  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27--27
             Nikhil Swaminathan   Moon Gas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27--27
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                   David Biello   Language Trumps Innate Spatial Cognition 28--28
                      JR Minkel   I Don't See the Light  . . . . . . . . . 28--28
             Nikhil Swaminathan   Being Cool for a Longer Life . . . . . . 28--28
                   David Biello   Brain Gain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                  Alison Snyder   Partners in Pain . . . . . . . . . . . . 29--29
                   Rodger Doyle   Teen Sex in America  . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Airborne Baloney  . . . . . . . 32--32
               Jeffrey D. Sachs   Sustainable Developments: The Neglected
                                  Tropical Diseases  . . . . . . . . . . . 33--33
                   Steven Soter   Astrophysics: What is a Planet?  . . . . 34--41
                Matthew L. Wald   Energy: Is Ethanol for the Long Haul?    42--49
         Jeffrey E. Barrick and   
              Ronald R. Breaker   Molecular Biology: The Power of
                                  Riboswitches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50--57
                     Bill Gates   Information Technology: A Robot in Every
                                  Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58--65
                    Carl Zimmer   Life Science: Evolved for Cancer?  . . . 68--75
         Roy B. Van Arsdale and   
                  Randel T. Cox   Earth Science: The Mississippi's Curious
                                  Origins  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76--82
                      Gary Stix   Innovations: Better Ways to Target Pain  84--88
                      Anonymous   Working Knowledge: Grass vs. Plastic . . 90--91
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Sweet and Soiled Science   92--92
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 94--94

Scientific American
Volume 296, Number 2, February, 2007

                      Anonymous   Perspectives: Truth Time in Washington   8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11--12
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100
                                  and 150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . 13--13
                Charles Q. Choi   News Scan: A Stroke for Stem Cells . . . 14--15
               Marina Krakovsky   Unsettled Scores . . . . . . . . . . . . 15--18
                  Anna Griffith   Chipping In  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--20
                  George Musser   Martian Rope Trick . . . . . . . . . . . 20--22
              Wendy M. Grossman   Dial ``I'' for Internet  . . . . . . . . 22--22
                    Mark Alpert   The Triangular Universe  . . . . . . . . 24--24
                      Anonymous   Data Points  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25--25
                   Ciara Curtin   Think of Money, Be Less Helpful  . . . . 25--25
                      JR Minkel   Cordless Charging  . . . . . . . . . . . 25--25
             Nikhil Swaminathan   Deciphering Neandertal's Faded Genes . . 25--25
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                   David Biello   Methane Flatline . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                      JR Minkel   Free Flow on Mars  . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
             Nikhil Swaminathan   Edible Cottonseeds --- If You Want to
                                  Eat Them . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                   Rodger Doyle   License to Work  . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Eat, Drink and Be Merry . . . . 29--29
               Jeffrey D. Sachs   Sustainable Developments: Moving beyond
                                  Kyoto  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
            Marguerite Holloway   Insights: Graft and Host, Together
                                  Forever  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32--33
       Christopher J. Conselice   Cosmology: The Universe's Invisible Hand 34--41
          Raymond R. Rogers and   
                David W. Krause   Paleontology: Tracking an Ancient Killer 42--51
                  Frank Keppler   Atmospheric Science: Methane, Plants and
                                  Climate Change . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52--57
                  Bahram Jalali   Information Technology: Making Silicon
                                  Lase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58--65
                      Gary Stix   Innovations: Spice Healer  . . . . . . . 66--69
               Michael Antonoff   Consumer Electronics: Digital TV at last 70--75
      Christian E. Schafmeister   Nanotechnology: Molecular Lego . . . . . 76--82B
                      Anonymous   Working Knowledge: Song Beams  . . . . . 84--85
                  Steven Ashley   Technicalities: Power Walker . . . . . . 86--88
               Karen A. Frenkel   Reviews: Why Aren't More Women
                                  Physicists?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90--92
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: The Kindest Cut  . . . . . 94--94
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 96--96

Scientific American
Volume 296, Number 3, March, 2007

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: The Beef with Cloned
                                  Meat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12--14
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16--16
                  Alison Snyder   News Scan: Sight for Sore Eyes . . . . . 18--20
            Alexander Hellemans   Alone at the Top . . . . . . . . . . . . 20--22
               Christine Soares   Deadly Dialogue  . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--26
                Charles Q. Choi   Pole Positions . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                Wendee Holtcamp   Sympathy for the Devil . . . . . . . . . 27--27
                 Mark Fischetti   Scoring Your Identity  . . . . . . . . . 28--29
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                      Anonymous   Data Points  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                   David Biello   Back to the Future . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                   David Biello   The Long and Short of It . . . . . . . . 30--30
                   David Biello   Titanic Lakes of Methane . . . . . . . . 30--30
                Charles Q. Choi   A Gene for Aging Smartly . . . . . . . . 30--30
                  Alison Snyder   Cutting Back, Not Cutting Down . . . . . 30--30
                  Alison Snyder   The Password Is G-L-O  . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                   Rodger Doyle   Breaking the Mold  . . . . . . . . . . . 32--32
               Jeffrey D. Sachs   Sustainable Developments: Threats of
                                  War, Chances for Peace . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: (Can't Get No) Satisfaction . . 34--34
                      Gary Stix   Insights: Graph Theory and Teatime . . . 37--40
             Wallace Tucker and   
           Harvey Tananbaum and   
                  Andrew Fabian   Astrophysics: Black Hole BLOWBACK  . . . 42--49
         Francis S. Collins and   
                 Anna D. Barker   Biotechnology: Mapping the Cancer Genome 50--57
                Gordon Bell and   
                    Jim Gemmell   Information Technology: A Digital Life   58--65
                  Jane C. Marks   Environment: Down Go The Dams  . . . . . 66--71
            Abner Louis Notkins   Medicine: New Predictors of Disease  . . 72--79
                  Steven Ashley   Energy: Diesels come Clean . . . . . . . 80--89
             John S. Werner and   
              Baingio Pinna and   
               Lothar Spillmann   Neuroscience: Illusory Color & the Brain  90--95
                 Mark Fischetti   Working Knowledge: Restoring Flow  . . . 96--97
                      Anonymous   Reviews: A New Journey into Hofstadter's
                                  Mind.  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98--102
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Tough to Swallow . . . . . 102--103
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 104--104

Scientific American
Volume 296, Number 4, April, 2007

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: Caution: Sharp Edges    8--8
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10--13
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--14
                   David Biello   News Scan: Conservative Climate  . . . . 16--19
                    Mark Alpert   The Autism Diet  . . . . . . . . . . . . 19--20
                      Gary Stix   Selfless Giving  . . . . . . . . . . . . 20--22
                  George Musser   The Not-So-Dark Matter . . . . . . . . . 22--23
                  Steven Ashley   Natural Gas Rockets  . . . . . . . . . . 24--24
              Jeneen Interlandi   Chemo Control  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--24
                   Rodger Doyle   Darkness on the Water  . . . . . . . . . 26--26
                      Anonymous   Data Points  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                   David Biello   Hot Rocks  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      JR Minkel   Artificial Market Power  . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      JR Minkel   Shrinking by Hafnium . . . . . . . . . . 28--28
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                Charles Q. Choi   Lavender's Hormone Havoc . . . . . . . . 30--30
                      JR Minkel   Evidence from the Shire  . . . . . . . . 30--30
                      JR Minkel   Stop-and-Go Light  . . . . . . . . . . . 30--30
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Free to Choose  . . . . . . . . 32--32
               Jeffrey D. Sachs   Sustainable Developments: Rapid
                                  Victories against Extreme Poverty  . . . 34--34
               Marina Krakovsky   Insights: The Science of Lasting
                                  Happiness  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--38
              Rodrigo Ibata and   
                    Brad Gibson   Astronomy: The Ghosts of Galaxies Past   40--45
    John I. Nurnberger, Jr. and   
              Laura Jean Bierut   Biotechnology: Seeking the Connections:
                                  Alcoholism and Our Genes . . . . . . . . 46--53
               Harry A. Atwater   Information Technology: The Promise of
                                  Plasmonics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56--62
             Bernd Heinrich and   
                 Thomas Bugnyar   Animal Behavior: Just How Smart are
                                  Ravens?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64--71
              Frank Werblin and   
                   Botond Roska   Neuroscience: The Movies in Our Eyes . . 72--79
            Sunita Satyapal and   
              John Petrovic and   
                  George Thomas   Energy: Gassing Up With Hydrogen . . . . 80--87
      Rodney E. Willoughby, Jr.   Medicine: A Cure for Rabies? . . . . . . 88--95
                      Anonymous   Working Knowledge: Steer Clear . . . . . 96--97
                     Philip Yam   Technicalities: The Car Doctor Is In . . 98--100
                      Anonymous   Reviews: Is Beauty Truth and Truth
                                  Beauty?  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102--103
                   Steve Mirsky   Anti Gravity: Doughnut Try This at Home  106--106
                      Anonymous   Ask the Experts  . . . . . . . . . . . . 108--108

Scientific American
Volume 296, Number 5, May, 2007

                      Anonymous   SA Perspectives: When Pariahs Have Good
                                  Ideas  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10--10
                      Anonymous   Letters  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14--16
                      Anonymous   50, 100 and 150 Years Ago: Innovation
                                  and Discovery as Chronicled in
                                  \booktitleScientific American: 50, 100 &
                                  150 Years Ago  . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18--18
                Charles Q. Choi   News Scan: Structured Settings . . . . . 20--23
               Christine Soares   Codon Spell Check  . . . . . . . . . . . 23--24
               Michael Antonoff   Motion Pictures  . . . . . . . . . . . . 24--25
            Alexander Hellemans   Escape from the Nucleus  . . . . . . . . 26--27
                  Sally Lehrman   Dialing In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30--31
                    Tim Hornyak   Microchips with Heart  . . . . . . . . . 32--33
                   Rodger Doyle   Food Boom  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34--34
                      Anonymous   Data Points: Big Bang of Bits  . . . . . 36--36
                Charles Q. Choi   Rat-Think  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                      JR Minkel   Medieval Quasicrystals . . . . . . . . . 36--36
                      JR Minkel   Spooky Action at a Greater Distance  . . 36--36
                      Anonymous   Brief Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37--37
                   David Biello   Drought-Making Pollutants  . . . . . . . 37--37
                Charles Q. Choi   Sweet (Scented) Dreams . . . . . . . . . 37--37
                      JR Minkel   No Glare There . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37--37
                Michael Shermer   Skeptic: Bush's Mistake and Kennedy's
                                  Error  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38--38
               Jeffrey D. Sachs   Sustainable Developments: The Road to
                                  Clean Energy Starts Here . . . . . . . . 39--39
                 Claudio Angelo   Insights: Prime Directive for the Last
                                  Americans  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40--41
               Sushil K. Atreya   Cover Story: Space Science: The Mystery
                                  of Methane on Mars & Titan  . . . . . . . 42--51
                 Peter Duesberg   Medicine: Chromosomal Chaos and Cancer   52--59
               Massoud Amin and   
              Phillip F. Schewe   Energy: Preventing Blackouts . . . . . . 60--67
              John J. Flynn and   
       André R. Wyss and   
              Reynaldo Charrier   Paleontology: South America's Missing