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Science  10 Jul 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5374, pp. 139
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5374.139c

Warped trips. “Ever wonder what it would look like to travel to a black hole? A neutron star?” asks astronomer Robert Nemiroff on this page. If so, get set for a wild ride past blue-shifted stars and weird perspectives shown in several relativistically correct movies. antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/htmltest/rjn_bht.html

Patently obvious. For inventive types, this page holds a handy list of links to patent databases around the world, searching guides, legal resources, patent news, and more. www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/swain/patent/pattop.html

Saving species. Get a cybereducation on threats to species with Biodiversity and Conservation, a Web book created by Peter J. Bryant of the University of California, Irvine, for his classes. The 16 chapters on everything from recorded extinctions to deforestation and captive breeding are packed with hyperlinks. darwin.bio.uci.edu/∼sustain/bio65/Titlpage.htm

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