Logo IMG

January-February 2000 (Volume 88, Number 1)

  • "Impacts of Industrial Animal Production on Rivers and Estuaries," by Michael A. Mallin
  • "Connecting Materials Science and Music in Steel Drums," by Lawrence E. Murr and Everaldo Ferreyra Tello
  • "Fishing Down Aquatic Food Webs," by Daniel Pauly, Villy Christensen, Rainer Froese and Maria Lourdes Palomares
  • "The Galactic Environment of the Sun," by Priscilla Frisch
  • "Fifty Years of Radiocarbon Dating," by R. E. Taylor
  • "The Women Scientists of Bologna," by Maria Cieslak-Golonka and Bruno Morten

March-April 2000 (Volume 88, Number 2)

  • "Tracking Down a Cheating Gene," by Barry Ganetzky
  • "Simulating Solar Prominences in the Laboratory," by Paul M. Bellan
  • "What Do Animals Think About Numbers?" by Marc D. Hauser
  • "Foams and Honeycombs," by Erica G. Klarreich
  • "Electroshock Revisited," by Max Fink

May-June 2000 (Volume 88, Number 3)

  • "Reengineering the Electric Grid," by Thomas J. Overbye
  • "Biomolecules and Nanotechnology," by David S. Goodsell
  • "Vision and the Coding of Natural Images," by Bruno A. Olshausen and David J. Field
  • "Mitochondrial DNA and the Peopling of the New World," by Theodore G. Schurr
  • "Superconducting Cosmic Strings," by Alejandro Gangui

July-August 2000 (Volume 88, Number 4)

  • "Depression and the Birth and Death of Brain Cells," by Barry L. Jacobs, Henriette van Praag and Fred H. Gage
  • "Testing Ecological Patterns," by James G. Sanderson
  • "The Heart of the Milky Way," by Fulvio Melia
  • "Mathematical Devices for Getting a Fair Share," by Theodore P. Hill
  • "Measuring Success in Conservation," by Leah R. Gerber, Douglas P. DeMaster and Simona Perry Roberts

September-October 2000 (Volume 88, Number 5)

  • "The Search for QCD Exotics," by Alex R. Dzierba, Curtis A. Meyer and Eric S. Swanson
  • "Pollination of Cacti in the Sonoran Desert," by Theodore H. Fleming
  • "A New Urban Ecology," by James P. Collins, Ann Kinzig, Nancy B. Grimm, William F. Fagan, Diane Hope, Jianguo Wu and Elizabeth Borer
  • "Brain Plasticity and Recovery from Stroke," by Nina P. Azari and Rüdiger J. Seitz
  • "Andrew Ellicott Douglass and the Big Trees," by Donald J. McGraw

November-December 2000 (Volume 88, Number 6)

  • "White Dwarf Stars," by Steven Kawaler and Michael Dahlstrom
  • "Gene Chips and Functional Genomics," by Hisham Hamadeh and Cynthia Afshari
  • "The Power of Sound," by Steven L. Garrett and Scott Backhaus
  • "Scientific Publication Trends and the Developing World," by Antonio Gálvez, Mercedes Maqueda, Manuel Martínez-Bueno and Eva Valdivia
  • "The Case of Agent Gorbachev," by Kristie Macrakis

Read Past Issues on JSTOR

JSTOR, the online academic archive, contains complete back issues of American Scientist from 1913 (known then as the Sigma Xi Quarterly) through 2005.

The table of contents for each issue is freely available to all users; those with institutional access can read each complete issue.

View the full collection here.


Year-end indexes in PDF format:






Subscribe to Free eNewsletters!

Write for American Scientist

Review our submission guidelines.

Subscribe to American Scientist