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January 1996 Frontiers cover

Reproductive Ecology: Stacking the Deck in the Game of Life
January 1996


Reproductive Ecology: Stacking the Deck in the Game of Life
Some mammals manage to produce a disproportionate number of offspring of one gender or the other when it is to their advantage.

Joint Venture with Japanese to Further Optics Applications

A new program brings researchers together to advance a technology that may be the next powerhouse in computing.

States Use NSF Seed Money to Build Research Capacity

NSF's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research encourages industry to invest in less well-funded states.

Early Data Show Decline in 1995 R&D Spending
Continuing a trend, investment in research and development appears to have declined by about 3% since 1994.


Turning on Flower Power
With new knowledge about genetic switches, scientists can make plants blossom at will.

Listening to the Sun
A network of observatories around the world uses data on solar oscillations to explore the sun's interior composition and, possibly, its effects on Earth.

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