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Political Scene

by David Applegate 
A Look Back at the 105th Congress 

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Space-age education 
Closing in on extinction rates 
Saving geoscience data 
Our carbon sink 
Diversity in the science work force 
Transportation's response to quakes 
Snowball Earth 
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Advancing Science in the 21st Century 
by Richard S. Nicholson  

AGI Presidents Remember 

Linking the Sciences 
by Janice O. Childress 


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