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Prospecting for Planets
by Richard J. Terrile
Do other solar systems exist? They almost certainly do, and new techniques to reduce diffracted and scattered light may enable us to find them.

Where Are Our Efforts Leading?
A conference honoring Murray Gell-Mann's birthday invited a group of eminent guests to speculate on the state of the world (and of physics) in the coming decades.

Beckman Institute Becomes Concrete
Its resource centers should make fundamental contributions to chemistry and biology. E&S looks at what the centers are and how they got there.


Obituaries: Frederick Lindvall, Paco Lagerstrom

Lab Notes: Hooked on Proteins

Books: Mirror in the Shrine: American Encounters with Meiji Japan by Robert Rosenstone


Random Walk