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Science  14 Apr 2000:
Vol. 288, Issue 5464, pp. 223c-223
DOI: 10.1126/science.288.5464.223c

Model T. Need a rundown of major sites for the rat or fruit fly? This National Institutes of Health hub is a handy launch pad to genome databases and other links for eight model organisms, from mouse to worm to yeast. www.nih.gov/science/models

Physics essentials. From a science librarian comes this short and sweet annotated list of major physics Web sites—from directories to biographies to online tutorials. www.ala.org/acrl/resmar00.html

Lifesavers. Offering a good set of links on conservation biology, from plant databases to a handbook on population viability analysis, is this site accompanying a new biodiversity teaching CD-ROM by biologist E. O. Wilson. www.islandpress.org/ceb/intro_1/index.ssi

Build it yourself. Although it's mostly entertainment, students may learn a little physics from this page, where creatures made from springs and masses amble across the screen. See what happens when you adjust gravity, friction, spring strength, and amplitude of motion. www.soda.co.uk/soda/constructor

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