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Title: Science Guide News Daily - The Complete Source for Science News

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(updated 10:44 AM EST, Wednesday, December 31, 1997)

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Biology, Biotechnology, and Medicine

Bird flu may have spread to mainland China - CNN Heath
As Hong Kong vendors slit the throats of their chickens and ducks and the government gassed farm poultry, there were reports Tuesday that the "bird flu" that has killed four people in Hong Kong may have spread to mainland China.
Mapping The Way To A Bigger Prawn - EurekAlert
CSIRO researchers have produced the world's first prawn gene map, which is the first step in assisting prawn farmers to grow bigger, faster growing prawns in the future.
Seniors Must Do Homework in Choosing Health Care - New York Times
National Eye Care Month Is Set for January - New York Times
New Studies Examine Heart-healthy Benefits of Alcohol - New York Times
CDC Helps `Bird-Flu' Efforts in Hong Kong - New York Times
Pesticide-related sicknesses reportedly up in California - Nando Times
Pesticide-related illness in California rose 20 percent in the most recent year analyzed by the state, running counter to a years long trend.
Cancer deaths in Britain at a 10-year low - Nando Times
Bats: engineering marvels - Nando Times
If you can get past the notion that bats are kind of Halloween-like and scary, they are amazing creatures. As Oxford biologist Richard Dawkins says in his book, "The Blind Watchmaker," "They are like miniature spy planes, bristling with sophisticated instrumentation."
Clinton Seeks More Funding For AIDS Drugs - Excite.com News
Spokesman Joe Lockhart confirmed a New York Times story that said Clinton would seek a 35 percent increase in spending for AIDS drug assistance programs which help pay for new medications that slow or arrest the progression of the infection.
Many are sprayed, but a few are worse - Excite.com News
Whether or not you realize it, if you don't buy organic foods, pesticides are an integral part of your family diet. And of the 300 pesticides approved by the federal government, 73 -- including some of the most frequently used -- have been found to be "probable" or "possible" carcinogens.
New 'tumour freezing' treatment gives some hope for cancer sufferers - Excite.com News
A pioneering method of treating cancers by freezing tumours with liquid nitrogen is on trial at a London hospital, and could help maintain the quality of life for sufferers.
New Insight Into Tumor Suppressor - Excite.com News
Researchers have now determined the structure of protein that plays a vital role in putting the brakes on cell growth, according to a new report. The protein, known as p18INK4c is a member of INK4, a family of molecules that can result in cancer if mutated or disabled.
Group sues over Medicare mandate - Excite.com News
A national seniors group filed suit yesterday in federal court hoping to block enforcement of a new law that would ban physicians from the Medicare system if they privately negotiate their fees with patients whose treatment otherwise would be covered by Medicare.
More hospitals join the list on drive-by status - Excite.com News
A cocktail of respiratory viruses caused as many as 17 Houston health-care facilities to request some form of drive-by status for at least part of Tuesday. In most cases, intensive-care units were filled when people with chronic lung and heart diseases developed complications after they contracted some kind of respiratory ailment, he said.

Physics, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Space, Aeronautics, and Aerospace

NASA filled the calendar in 1997 - Excite.com News
A retrospective of NASA missions from the past year



Engineering, Energy, Mathematics, and Technology Issues

Northwest system helps pilots avoid turbulence - CNN Sci-Tech
About one minute after United Airlines Flight 826 was violently rocked by air turbulence over the Pacific Ocean Sunday night, a Northwest Airlines plane flew safely 4,000 feet higher thanks to turbulence prediction methods used by Northwest.



Computers, Computer Science, and the Internet Issues

IBM breaks own disk-drive capacity record - CNN Sci-Tech
IBM scientists have developed a computer disk drive that can store 11.6 billion bits per square inch -- about the same as all the letters in 1,500 novels.

Anthropology, Archaeology, Linquistics, and Paleontology


Environmental Sciences & Issues, Geology, Meteorology, and Oceanography

Researchers find 'mystery bird' unseen for 113 years - CNN Earth
An Indian "mystery bird" unseen for 113 years and suspected to be extinct has been photographed by American scientists, who also uncovered a bird-watchers scandal.
Report: Population to double in 74 poor countries - CNN Earth
The population boom is still booming in the world's poorest countries, even as it levels off in richer nations that encourage the education and employment of women, the Population Institute reported on Tuesday.
Earth's coral reefs in decline, researchers say - CNN Earth
As 1997, the "International Year of the Reef," draws to an end, scientists are warning that 12 months of especially intense research has shown that more must be done to protect the "rain forest of the ocean."


Psychology: Control Stress in 1998 - New York Times

Weekly News and Information
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The Alchemist (requires registration only)


CNN Computer Connection


CNN FutureWatch


CNN Science & Technology Week




ScienceNews Online

Scientific American Web Weekly

The Beep Heard Round the World October 6, 1997 - On October 4, 1957, the launch of the Sputnik satellite singlehandedly began the space race.
Ask The Experts
BookMarks - The Current Pick of the Web

Monthly News and Information

Scientific American - Oct 1997

Faster Ships for the Future
A Simpler Ride into Space
Automated Highways
Now That Travel Can Be Virtual, Will Congestion Virtually Disappear?
In Focus
Tissue Engineering Comes of Age
Science and the Citizen
Betting on Protein Folding
Wallabies in the Lab
Ecosystem Census
Asbestos in Court
(Mis)Understanding Evolution
Infection and the Mind
By the Numbers: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
In Brief
Technology and Business
Heavy Metal Meets Its Match
Utilities Go Green
Supercapacitors Get Charged Up
Virtual Reality CAVE
Cyber View
Master of Your Domain
Jane Goodall
Recording the Sounds of Life
Fish Ladders
Queer Science Indeed
Clean Genes
Briefly Noted
Connections: The Buck Stops Here
Wonders: Air-Cooled
50, 100 and 150 Years Ago
Letters to the Editors

Smithsonian Magazine - Oct 97

In Corea, Maine, and other coastal towns, lobstering has been a way of life for generations, but a sea change is under way By Jim Doherty, photographs by Richard Howard
Go West, Moran
In the artist's epic paintings of Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon, Americans discovered a land worth seeing and saving By Donald Dale Jackson
Hazy days, green scum in lakes and less biodiversity may be our harvest if we overuse this element to ensure bountiful crops By James Trefil
Where Echoes of Spirits Still Dwell
Age old rituals and beliefs live on in the fantastic costumes and masks of New Guinea's modern day aboriginal tribes Photographs by Chris Rainier
They Flew & Flew & Flew
Staying the course through engine repairs, storms and fatigue, in 1935 two brothers set a record that's never been broken By Edwards Park
For Those Who Want to Play Outdoors
Begun as a co-op for climbers, REI now has gear for everyone from skiers to bikers and folks who just like to look the part By Scott McCredie, photographs by Regis Lefebure
Picasso Takes on the Masters
Everything old was new again when the great experimenter tried his hand at the works of Manet, Velázquez and others
Bang! Bang! You're Dead
In Europe and America, politics, a maiden's honor, even the pronunciation of a word, were worthy reasons to fight a duel By Barbara Holland, illustrations by Peter De Sève
The Strange Journey of Heinrich Harrer
Long after winning fame and fortune for his memoir Seven Years in Tibet, is the author ready to tell the rest of his story? By Lewis M. Simons
Letters to the Editor
Additional Sources
Smithsonian Perspectives
An Illustrated History of a Mughal Emperor By Secretary I. Michael Heyman
Phenomena, Comment & Notes
Two Cultures--Never the Twain Shall Meet? By John P. Wiley, Jr.

Technology Review - Oct '97

Capturing solar energy by low-orbiting communications satellites and sending it to earth via microwave.
New ways to speed the removal of the millions of buried landmines that continue to kill and maim civilians in more than 60 countries.
Providing free access to computer networking can extend the pleasures and benefits of the Net to people living in poor communities.
Developing supple artificial muscles to run robots and perhaps replace worn-out or defective human parts.
Intelligent flies on the wall.