The Old Is New
James F. Ryan
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||Computers in Chemistry
The Little Search Engines That Couldn't
Coverage lags behind the Web page explosion, the latest study finds.
Terrance A. Rooney
Meetings, conferences, and short courses
||The Chemist's Bookshelf
Industry and Imaging
Mark S. Lesney, George B. Kauffman, Clare Gerlach
Treat Your Employees Royally
To improve staff retention, managers must foster
mutual respect and good communication.
John K. Borchardt
Reports Detail Scientific Research Funding
The National Academy of Sciences and the National Science Foundation weigh in on the importance of the U.S. R&D portfolio.
For Better or Worse, Supplements Abound
The 1994 Dietary Act loosened FDA's grip on nutritional product claims.
Mary Ann Ryan
How to Pick an Online Broker
If you do your own investment research, you may want to execute your decisions on the Internet also.
||Regulations and You
Who's Minding the Food Store?
Part 2: Challenges in monitoring food purity
||The Way We Were
The Petrochemical Industry: Born in the West Virginia Hills
How George Curme taught Union Carbide to produce chemicals from natural gas.
David M. Kiefer
||Profiles in Chemistry
The Triumph of Quantum Chemistry
Two scientists' development of computational methods earned them the 1998 Nobel Prize.
George B. Kauffman and Laurie M. Kauffman
New products, literature, and Web sites
Humorous tales from readers' labs and lives . . .
plus a cartoon.