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Science  21 May 1999:
Vol. 284, Issue 5418, pp. 1231
DOI: 10.1126/science.284.5418.1231b

Starcatcher. Galaxies, nebulae, and zillions of stars captured by near-infrared telescopes in Arizona and Chile can be seen in the first major data release of 230,000 images from 2MASS, a three-and-a-half-year, all-sky survey.

Tiny life history. From an 1870 speech by Thomas Huxley debunking spontaneous generation, to the sequencing of the Haemophilus influenzae genome 4 years ago, this timeline from the American Society for Microbiology lists the field's milestones over 125 years. Includes many full-text papers.

Dissecting E-Biomed. National Institutes of Health chief Harold Varmus invites you to e-mail him your thoughts about E-Biomed, his plan for an online archive of biomedical papers. The site says it will post “selected comments, pro and con.”

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