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Science  19 Dec 1997:
Vol. 278, Issue 5346, pp. 2040
DOI: 10.1126/science.278.5346.2040a

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Most scientists think the general public pays scant attention to research, but in 1997 several science stories became hits in popular culture, as the mass media discovered that the process of discovery itself can be a rich source of entertainment as well as information. Science discusses a few of the more notable stories.