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August 1997 Table of Contents Volume 42 Number 8

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    Disinformation, Misinformation, or Myths?
    Gordon P. Eaton


    Janice O. Childress Protecting the oceans ...Fossilized dinosaur soft tissue found ... Fuel for the future? ... Going to the fair ... Putting the pressure on ... Rethinking environmental programs ... What killed off the trilobites? ... Seeing "Red" ... New technology tracks hurricanes

    National Parks: Geology Matters
    David Applegate

    Microbes All Around
    by H. Catherine W. Skinner and Jillian F. Banfield Geoscientists are just beginning to probe the significance of microbes to our understanding of Earth and Earth processes. Studies of microbial activity should help us learn more about the generation of our oxygen atmosphere, mineral formation and distribution, and global climate change.

    Navigating the Murky Waters of News Embargoes
    by Richard A. Kerr Scientific journals impose restrictions on releasing research results before papers are published. Such embargoes make it difficult for scientists to communicate openly with their colleagues and inform the public of new advances.

    The Value of Independence: The Institute for the Study of Earth and Man
    by James E. Brooks For over 30 years, the Institute for the Study of Earth and Man has effectively supported geological and anthropological research at Southern Methodist University. The institute's history shows how such organizations can help universities' expand their resources and programs.

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