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January 1997 Frontiers cover

The Internet:
Expanding the Way We Do Science

January 1997


The Internet: Expanding the Way We Do Science
Computer links are changing the face of science by providing more data, making research more collaborative, and allowing researchers to produce results more quickly.

Science Improves When Archaeologists Work With Locals
At their Arctic Circle evacuation sites, archaeologists Anne Jensen and Glenn Sheehan work closely with the Native communities, learning how ancient Alaskans lived.

Morals: More Than Nice, They're Evolution
Researchers find that humans aren't the only species to be altruistic. Kindness towards others is a part of many animals' lives.

Non-U.S. Citizens Earn 40% of S&E Doctorates in 1995
The number of non-U.S. citizens earning S&E doctorates remained stable in 1994 and 1995, after increasing steadily for the last four decades.


Gender Gap Theory Collapses Under Scrutiny
A recent study shows that men and women work equally hard at their jobs. This refutes the theory that women are paid less because they put more time and effort into their responsibilities at home and less into their work.

Webs, Wires and Waves: National Science and Technology Week '97
With hands-on experiments focused on such high-tech devices as the Hubble Space Telescope, NSF is getting ready for National Science and Technology Week. This year's theme is communications and communications technologies.

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