On the Cover
January-February 2002 Volume 90, Number 1
These sculpted icebergs, slowly melting as they float through the
Southern Ocean, provide a quiet reminder that the ice covering
Antarctica is not a static mass. Should the vast ice sheet now
overlaying western Antarctica disappear, sea level would rise some six
meters, flooding the world's coastlines. ...
A tradition of figure-drawing in southern India expresses mathematical ideas and has attracted the attention of computer science
A liquid-water ocean beneath a thin crust of ice may offer several habitats for the evolution of life on one of Jupiter's moons
During much of its 100 years of National Park status, this national treasure saw little scientific study, despite significant environmental threats
The second generation of newborn screening techniques can detect many more diseases, allowing the prevention of brain damage and death
A vast ice sheet once covered the Barents Sea. Its sudden disappearance 100 centuries ago provides a lesson about western Antarctica today
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A review of The Breast Cancer Wars: Hope, Fear, and the Pursuit of a Cure in Twentieth-Century America, by Barron H. Lerner
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