Contents / Articles
First Word (pg 8)
The success of nations depends on people's fluency in science
by Dr.Samuel Broder
Omnibus (pg 10)
Communications (pg 12)
Stars (pg 16)
If extraterrestrial intelligence does exist,
why haven't we observed any evidence
by Thomas R. McDonough
Law (pg 17)
Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Defending hackers against crimefighters
by Bill Lawren
Mind (pg 18)
The cough suprressant you bough
might also combat your memory loss
by Jeff Goldberg
Body (pg 20)
A painkiller developed ten years ago could be
a real antidote to drug addiction.
by John Robert Marlow
Earth (pg 22)
Lightning technology in the future will use
holograms to provide natural light
by Dana Points
Space (pg 26)
The cosmonauts experience with the Soviet space station is
providing NASA with invaluable information to avoid
making similar mistakes.
by James Oberg
Arts (pg 28)
Little Green Men: Is the country really ready for
their mind-altering space jazz music?
by Richard Broderick
Artificial Intelligence (pg 30)
Self-improving computers: Algorithms can help software
evolve to meet new and growing demands.
by Steve Ditlea
Continuum (pg 33)
The importance of whale watching, plus mood foods, space trash
collectors, naming planets, microwavable eyesights, and 3-D TV
The Big Ear (pg 42)
The search for extraterrestrial intelligence: The coming generation.
The first messages from space will probably arrive in the form of
radio waves. Will astronomers in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, be the
first to make contact?
by Dennis Pverbye
Fiction: Snapshots From the Butterfly Plague (pg 50)
You survived Alfred Hitchcock's birds.
How will you fare against this new winged threat?
by Michael Bishop
Pictorial: Field of Dreams? (pg 60)
Are the mysterious circles on British farmlands proof of UFOs?
Scientists say they know the truth.
by Dava Sobel
Freedom Trail (pg 68)
Traveling through a Eastern Europe, a documentary filmmaker
reports on what the future holds for the people of the former
Communist bloc countries.
by Rob Fruchtman
Interview (pg 74)
Frouk el-Baz usually explores upward into outer space. Now he's
reaching into Egypt's pyramids and other archaeological sites and
divining the future of the planet based on its past.
by Thomas Bass
Fiction: The Dead Love You (pg 82)
After car owner Anthea Powell is involved in a mysterious auto
collision, she quickly discovers that even maximum insurance
coverage will not guarantee full protection from a vengeful motorist -
but she has effective ways of protecting herself.
by Jonathan Carroll
What the Government Isn't Saying About UFO's (pg 90)
The cosmic Watergate: What's known and what's covered up.
Is the federal government embarrassed by its own UFO investigations?
by Patrick Huyghe
The Alien Almanac (pg 97)
A guide to UFO's: Inside a flying saucer abductee confessions,
plus: Are you a human-alien hybrid?
Books (pg 112)
The Leningrad Bible: High-resolution images of the world's oldest
known Hebrew text will provide new facts about the writing -
and editing of the Bible.
by Linda Marsa
Phenomenon (pg 118)
The creation of one man, this universe may
exist only in his computer.
by Bob Berger
The Omni Arcade (pg 139)
The latest computer and video games.
Pickles that glow in the dark.
by Bob Lindstrom and Scot Morris
Star Tech (pg 146)
Techno-tools of tomorrow
Last Word (pg 148)
Questionable answers to age-old quandaries.
by Mery Morris