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Science News of the Year: 2001

Week of Dec. 21, 2002; Vol. 162, No. 25

Chinese Roots: Skull may complicate human-origins debate

A Chinese Homo sapiens skull, estimated in a controversial new study to be at least 68,000 years old and probably more than 100,000 years old, may challenge the theory that modern humans originated solely in Africa. more...

Sea Sickness: Despite cleaner cruises, diarrhea outbreaks persist

Improvements in vessel sanitation have apparently contributed to a gradual decline in diarrheal infections on cruise ships, but standard cleaning practices don't reliably wipe out the viruses that are behind a recent rash of outbreaks. more...

Drama in Numbers

Several mathematics-rich stage productions of the last few years have not only captivated mathematicians but also attracted diverse and enthusiastic audiences. more...

Getting Warped

While museum displays such as simulations of warped space-time acquaint visitors with the ideas behind Albert Einstein's scientific discoveries, other galleries of artifacts, letters, and even film footage reveal the multifaceted man that Einstein was. more...

Cold Comfort

A futuristic play of cryogenic proportions. more...

Science News of the Year 2002

A review of important scientific achievements reported in Science News during the year 2002. more...

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