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
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