Omni June 1992

 

 

TOP 10 SCIENCE FRAUDS OF ALL TIME

RIGHT TO LIFE=RIGHT TO DEATH
(FOR ALL OF US)

HARVEST OF HOPE:
SILK FOR COCAINE

SCIENCE CONTROVERSY:
MOLECULAR MEMORY

ISAAC ASIMOV REMEMBERED

 
OMNI1992JunLG

Vol.14 No. 9

Cover Art: We are what we hear, suggest artist Bruce Jensen (from Alien Tongue by Steven Leigh, a Byron Preiss-Bantam Spectra book), who illustrates how we have literally absorbed the technology that allows us to record and transmit every imaginable sound.

 
Contents / Articles

First Word
Science superheroes
by Fred Chappell

Communications
Reader's writes

Forum
Of elections and education
by Keith Ferrell

Political Science
by Tom Dworetzky

Earth
by Linda Marsa

Wheels
by Jeffrey Zygmont

Space
by Brenda Forman

Books
by Robert K.J. Killheffer

Games
by Scott Morris

Requiem
Mourning Isaac Asimov
by Keith Ferrell

Style
Ecology-minded fashions
by Michelle Kearns

Continuum

Scientific Fraud
From cold fusion to the David Baltimore debacle, scandals are
tarnishing science's reputation.
by Linda Marsa

Silk for Cocaine
Columbian farmers just say no, cultivating cocoons instead of cocaine.
by Audrey Liounis

The Case of the Ghost Molecules
Can some molecules remember the characteristics of others?
by Bill Lawren

Interview
Biologist Garrett Hardin's controversial views on overpopulation
by Cathy Spencer

Fiction: The Effects of Alienation
Playing Brecht for laughs after Hitler wins the war.
by Howard Waldrop

Antimatter

Electronic Universe
by Gregg Keizer