17 September 2004
Vol 305, Issue 5691

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COVER Pohyon Temple, north of Pyongyang, and tissue culture experiments by Un Song Gun (inset) illustrate North Korea's ancient roots and scientific hopes. Its leaders are quietly encouraging scientists to seek foreign collaborations and funds. A special News Focus on science in North Korea begins on page 1696a; see also the Editorial on page 1677. [Photos: Richard Stone]