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Science  22 Jan 1999:
Vol. 283, Issue 5401, pp. 455b
DOI: 10.1126/science.283.5401.455b

Cellmation. Want some help visualizing the cascades of biochemical reactions in a living cell? This site features colorful Shockwave animations of proteins zipping about during apoptosis, nucleocytoplasmic transport, antigen presentation, and other cell activities. www.shinbiro.com/∼virbio/index.html

Skullduggery. Reach out and touch the skull of Australopithecus afarensis or that of a ring-tailed lemur at this virtual gallery of hominid crania—five modern primate relatives and five fossils of human ancestors. You can rotate the skulls 360 degrees, measure them, or read brief summaries on their place in human evolution. www.sscf.ucsb.edu/∼hagen/crania

Burn, baby, burn. Whether studying slash-and-burn agriculture, controlled burns, or fire effects on peat bogs, scientists will welcome this database of over 10,800 fire ecology references including journal articles, book chapters, and government documents. Accompanied by a lengthy thesaurus. www.talltimbers.org/database.html

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