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    Science News of the Year 2002

    A year of twists and turns

    What the world needs, say some people, is more one-handed scientists. That way, reports would have fewer sentences starting, "On the other hand. . . ."

    Actually, scientists need all the hands they can muster. Most of the phenomena they investigate are so complex that even carefully designed...

    12/17/2002 - 10:06
  • Feature

    Science News of the Year 2002

    A year of twists and turns

    What the world needs, say some people, is more one-handed scientists. That way, reports would have fewer sentences starting, "On the other hand. . . ."

    Actually, scientists need all the hands they can muster. Most of the phenomena they investigate are so complex that even carefully designed...

    12/17/2002 - 10:06
  • Feature

    Science News of the Year 2001

    The year 2001 will be remembered sadly for a single date: Sept. 11. The horrific loss of lives to terrorism on that day overshadows all earlier events of the year. The fear instilled on Sept. 11 was soon exacerbated by bioterrorism, as anthrax spores sent through the mail caused additional deaths and provided a threat that seemed it might reach into any home or workplace. People immediately...

    12/19/2001 - 11:55