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Science  29 May 1998:
Vol. 280, Issue 5368, pp. 1319
DOI: 10.1126/science.280.5368.1319d

What they're thinking. Wondering how many Americans believe in heaven? Get data on how attitudes break down on this and a huge range of subjects, from abortion to race, at the site for the General Social Survey, a study started in 1972. www.icpsr.umich.edu/GSS/home.htm

Congressional advice. From climate change to magnetic fusion and overall R&D budgets, the Congressional Research Service (CRS) churns out masses of useful reports on science issues for lawmakers—but it doesn't provide them to the public. Fortunately, the Committee for the National Institute for the Environment does. Over 300 CRS reports are now available from its electronic library. www.cnie.org/nle/crs_main.html

Hard hitting. What are the chances TWA Flight 800 was felled by an asteroid? You'll find analysis of this question, links to catalogs of Near Earth Objects, reports, and more at this NASA site on asteroid and comet impact hazards. impact.arc.nasa.gov

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