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Science  28 Jul 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5479, pp. 503b
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5479.503b

Analyze this. From electrophoresis to electronic noses, The Analytical Chemistry Springboard brims with links on techniques and resources. You'll find spectroscopy databases (atomic to x-ray), tutorials (need to understand a Fourier transform?), online journals, software, and more. Also check out the page of teaching links.

www.anachem.umu.se/jumpstation.htm

Biotech for the Third World. What can agricultural biotechnology offer developing countries? A lively discussion on everything from animal cloning to terminator technology and trees has been going on at this site since March, with e-mails coming in from Indonesia to Mali. Log in now to join a livestock forum; fish are next.

www.fao.org/biotech/forum.htm

Transcending science. Had a vision? If you're a scientist, send it off to Charles Tart, a psychologist known in the 1970s for his consciousness research who now works to “[bridge] the scientific and spiritual communities.” Tart's online journal offers a “safe place” for scientists to relate shared dreams, near-death brushes, and other transcendent experiences—such as a biochemist's report that her “boundaries dissolved” one day in the reading room.

www.issc-taste.org/index.shtml

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