Featured in the Winter 2000-2001 issue Vol. 13, No. 4
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On the Fundamental Material-Energetic Difference between Living and Nonliving Natural Bodies in the Biosphere
Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky
The first complete English translation of a 1938 article by the innovative Russian biogeochemist, who saw the human mind as the highest development of natural processes. Translated by Jonathan Tennenbaum and Rachel Douglas
full pdf

Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky (1863-1945)
Pioneer of the Biosphere *pdf of text
George B. Kauffman
A brief biography.

The Road to the 21st Century: A 600-mph Train Suspended by Magnets
Laurence Hecht
Magnetrain, a patented magnetic levitation system for high-speed rail, promises an efficient passenger and
freight-handling system to develop the world, link continents, and solve urban traffic congestion.
*full text

Terraforming Mars to Create a New Earth
Marsha Freeman
Space scientists are now working on bold new plans to take the first steps to make all worlds habitable for future
generations. *partial text

Ionizing Radiation and Radioactivity in the 20th Century
Zbigniew Jaworowski, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.

The UNSCEAR 2000 Report
The Truth About Chernobyl Is Told
Zbigniew Jaworowski, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc.
*full text

Open for Business: Space Station Begins New Era of Spaceflight
Marsha Freeman

The Coming Revolution in Biophysics: Russian Scientists Replicate 'Impossible' Mitogenetic Radiation
Jonathan Tennenbaum
*partial text

U.S. Astronomers Engage in a 'Dialogue of Civilizations' in Iran
Marsha Freeman

Interview with Alireza Mehrani: Bridging Cultures Via Astronomy

Why Dead Minds Can't Know the Noosphere
Jonathan Tennenbaum



The Thread of the Silkworm
by Iris Chang, reviewed by Glenn Mesaros

Give Me My Father's Body: The Life of Minik, the New York Eskimo
by Kenn Harper, reviewed by Denise Henderson

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