Science  19 Nov 1999:
Vol. 286, Issue 5444, pp. 1439
DOI: 10.1126/science.286.5444.1439b

Earthly matters. You can browse the latest geology abstracts, read a primer on climate change, map U.S. census data, or peruse an “Earth Affairs Magazine” at Columbia Earthscape, an ambitious new site that promises “to transform the way researchers in the earth sciences, teachers, students, and decision makers get access to critical information.” A free 30-day trial will give you a peek at this subscription-based venture.

Small and smaller. Blowing the horn for the creatures of the microscopic world are two new educational sites from the American Society for Microbiology, timed with a PBS series airing this month (Science, 5 November, p. 1096). Check out a “microbe portrait gallery,” amazing facts, activities, and more at

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