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Why Johnny Loves to Read and Read and Read
In 'whole language' classrooms, children are eager learners -
are their teachers. Together they have pushed their desks
aside and are charting their own course through the curriculum.
Education professor Joel Taxel guides their efforts.
Hot on the Trail of Nuclear
scientists are tracking radioisotopes released 30 years ago into
ponds at the Savannah River Site. Their studies reveal where
those contaminants are now and how to keep them there. In a
similar vein they are studying the radiation effects of Chernobyl,
the worst nuclear disaster on earth.
PC, PR and Research in the '90s
English professor Margaret Dickie advocates diversity in curricula
and research to reflect the cultural composition on today's
To Span the Globe
It's a tall order but, with help from Franklin Hildy, an expert
on Elizabethan theater architecture, a replica of the 16th century
Globe theater will open in London in time to celebrate Shakespeare's
The Gems in Genetic Junk
As Susan Wessler sorts through "genetic junk" in corn
she is finding
answers to how genes mutate. Her discoveries may shed
light on the process of evolution.
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Practicing Safe Surgery
Even when wearing
rubber gloves, health care workers are at risk
from infectious agents that may penetrate the fabric of their protective
garments. Textile researcher Karen Leonas wants to reduce
Sweet Potato Puffs
Move over pretzels.
Romeo Toledo is perfecting a new low-fat junk
food. It's made from sweet potatoes, so it's also nutritious.
Heroes in the Lab
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Deborah Blum makes a case for why
researchers who use animals must tell the rest of us about the
good work they do.