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Science  19 Mar 1999:
Vol. 283, Issue 5409, pp. 1811b
DOI: 10.1126/science.283.5409.1811b

The good life. Who's happier, Argentines, Americans, or Japanese? You'll find survey result. “on subjective appreciation of life” for 93 nations at the World Database of Happiness. The site also offers abstracts of studies correlating happiness with various factors (such as literacy) and a huge bibliography.

Seaborg memorial. Glenn Seaborg died last month at age 86 after a lifetime of work that included his discovery of plutonium, his advocacy of arms control, and his efforts to improve science education. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, where Seaborg last worked, has devoted its latest online newsletter to the physicist. Included are a timeline, photos, and a link to Seaborg's own Web site.

Shell game. The calcareous remains of tiny aquatic creatures offer clues about ancient environments and the age of rocks. Paleoceanographers may want to check out this nifty display of over 500 foraminifera and other microfossils from the Gulf of St. Lawrence; it's also drawn kudos as an educational site.

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