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October 1997 Frontiers cover

Has the Jury Decided?

October 1997


Has the Jury Decided? What Juries Use to Make Up Their Minds
From the reliability of eyewitnesses to the comprehensibility of judges' instructions, researchers are learning how a jury receives evidence and information, and what could be changed to create a better system.

Bridging the Science Gender Gap: Raising Female Scientists and Engineers
Women who succeed in science careers say that parental support was crucial to their achievements.

The End of the World: More Proof of the Dinosaurs' Demise
Deep below the surface of a New Jersey river, geologists find further evidence that a large meteorite collided with Earth 65 million years ago.

Japan Plans to Double Research and Development Budget
The Japanese government expects to raise its R&D budget to $18 billion by the year 2000, double the 1992 budget.


Advances in Male Birth Control
A biochemist has discovered how to "blindfold" sperm and prevent them from reaching a female's eggs.

Forests and Streams
Creating forest buffers around streams keeps water and wildlife healthier.

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