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Science  11 Sep 1998:
Vol. 281, Issue 5383, pp. 1567
DOI: 10.1126/science.281.5383.1567d

Chemical anatomy. Want to know the structure of the sex drug Viagra or the deadly nerve gas VX? Try Molecules of the Month, vignettes complete with virtual reality images of everything from Ecstasy to quinine, taxol, and DDT.

Do-it-yourself postmodernism. Two years ago physicist Alan Sokal jolted the world of sociology with his hoax paper on quantum mechanics and postmodernism in the journal Social Text. If that fracas caught your fancy, check out the Postmodern Generator, a computer program that writes essays by linking up quotes and jargon.

Math all-stars. Forget batting averages and runs batted in. Now you can collect stats on heavy hitters in algebra, calculus, and other math fields with these Mathematician Trading Cards (at right, geometry great Descartes).

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