Omni August 1992

 

 

EXCLUSIVE!
MYSTERY OF THE SPHINX'S AGE

THE MUMMY TALKS

UFO UPDATE:
ALIEN ABDUCTIONS

LAUGHING AT THE FUTURE WITH
MYSTERY SCIENCE 3000

INSIDE TIPS ON BIOTECH INVESTING

ELECTRONIC WAREFARE..
AT HOME!

FICTION:
TIME TRAVEL BY TERRY BISSON

 
OMNI1992AugLG

Vol.14 No. 11

Cover Art: Do alien cultures have humor?
What passes for comedy where the starships in Chris Moore's cover illustration come from?
Perhaps the human race alone possesses the ability to create jokes and to laugh.

 
Contents / Articles

First Word
Comedy: It makes life worth living
by Bob Kreek

Communications
Reader's writes

Funds
Big profits in biotech
by Linda Marsa

Political Science
Building information highways
by Tom Dworetzky

Mind
What does your brain do when you hear a joke?
by Joan Griffiths

Style
Old Sneakers get a second wind.
by David Arneke

Arts
High-Voltage paintings
by Judith Bell

Electronic Universe
Waging war via computer
by Gregg Keizer

Continuum

Behind the Screen at Mystery Theater 3000
Comedy Central's hottest shows stars robots and terrible movies.
by Marion Long

Dark Bogs, DNA, and the Mummy
Modern Science unlocks the secrets of bodies from a Florida bog.
by Gurney Williams III

A Modern Riddle of the Sphinx
How old is the Sphinx? 4,500 years, say Egyptologists.
Try 7,000, sayss a geologist.
by Robert M. Schoch

Fiction: Two Guys from the Future
They're only here for the art.
by Terry Bisson

Interview
Performance artist Rachel Rosenthal turns chaos into art.
by Denise Meola

Antimatter

Games
New ways to get around
by Scott Morris