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Science  12 Feb 1999:
Vol. 283, Issue 5404, pp. 899
DOI: 10.1126/science.283.5404.899b

Mother of invention. You can read about Ernest O. Lawrence, who came up with the cyclotron, or the lesser known inventors of Liquid Paper and compact discs at the Inventor of the Week, part of the Lemelson-MIT awards Web site. There's also an inventor's handbook and links to patent resources. web.mit.edu/invent

Cyberside chats. Listen to live talks with science luminaries like Caltech evolutionary biologist John Morgan Allman, or download previous hourlong chats with Richard Dawkins, Alan Sokal, Harold Varmus, and others at The Green Room, a radio- and Web-cast show that airs Monday evenings. www.wfmu.org/GreenRoom

Good for a laugh. If those gags in your e-mail inbox aren't funny enough to brighten your day, check out this science jokes site. It covers topics like the new element Administratium, falling cats and buttered toast, and The Complex Number Song. paul.merton.ox.ac.uk/science

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