Some critics claim that all the great questions in science have already been answered or are simply unanswerable. But a leading defender argues that reports of science's death have been greatly exaggerated.
The ability to churn out ever greater volumes of information in a variety of formats has exceeded our ability to process it. Fortunately, firm action, both personal and political, can help clear the air.
Dealing with an Angry Public: The Mutual Gains Approach to Resolving Disputes
Recognizing that tumor cells lurking in the body after cancer treatment will cause a relapse of cancer, scientists are working to employ nature's army-the immune system-to destroy remaining enemy outposts.
Are the world's amphibians-vulnerable to eco-logical changes in water and on land-acting like canaries in a coal mine, warning us of environmental dangers below the threshold of human perception?
Today's programs for defending against missile attacks are less ambitious than the Reagan-era Star Wars efforts. But the new systems are still too easily foiled, and their deployment would slow arms cuts.
Collecting, selecting, and refining the stories that go online, web-based magazines are transforming the internet experience. But these embryonic publications don't yet fully exploit the new medium's potential-and their financial viability is in question.
Hubble Vision: Astronomy with the Hubble Telescope
Escape Velocity: Cyberculture at the End of the Century
Water may seem to be everywhere, but for a rising portion of the world's population, there may soon be hardly a drop to drink -or to use for growing food, supporting industries and cities, and preserving life-giving ecosystems.