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Why the Web Won’t Be Nirvana

Why the Web Won’t Be Nirvana

Editor’s note: This piece was originally published in Newsweek in February, 1995. While it’s easy to laugh at how far off many of the predictions were, he did foresee how the internet can never fully replace human-to-human contact. After two decades online, I’m perplexed. It’s

Another adult stem cell breakthrough

Another adult stem cell breakthrough

Scientists have discovered yet another life-giving treatment for disease using adult stem cells, while the number of substantial medical breakthroughs from life-taking embryonic stem cell research remains essentially zero. Neuromyelitis optica (NMO), also known as Devic’s disease, causes the immune system to react against the

A man over the moon

A man over the moon

Moments before astronaut Neil Armstrong steered a lunar module onto the surface of the moon, Charlie Duke wondered if he might have to abort one of the most spectacular missions of the 20th century. While Armstrong hovered over the gray expanse, Duke was a quarter-million