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Science  07 Aug 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5378, pp. 747
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5378.747b

Recipe book. The skimpy amount of space given to techniques in most journals inspired Biological Procedures Online, “a free-access electronic journal that examines in greater detail the methods of research previously published in any field of biology or biochemistry.” Check out the first issue at www.science.uwaterloo.ca/∼mwreimer/bpo.htm

Green acres. You'll find maps of the world's rainforests, California's redwoods, protected forests in Bangladesh, and much more on this page of hyperlinks to vegetation maps. www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/branner/vegmaps.htm

Seeing red. Relive last year's Mars mission at the National Geographic's new Return to Mars site, where you can view animations of Pathfinder's landing, gaze across the planet's rocky surface in three dimensions, and take a spin in a virtual rover. www.nationalgeographic.com/features/98/mars

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