Science

  • August 26, 1997  

    The Human Genome Project reports that it uncovered a new mechanism by which misspelling a gene can confer risk to cancer. This misspelling is reported to be very common among people of Jewish Heritage. Continue reading

  • August 7, 1997  

    Should online porn be available at local libraries? Spencer Michels reports as patrons and librarians alike debate whether putting limits on Internet access protects kids or violates the First Amendment. Continue reading

  • August 6, 1997  

    Apple officials announced that Microsoft, a once bitter rival, will purchase $150 million of the company’s stock. The new infusion of capital is meant to revitalize a company that revolutionized computing but lately has struggled. Margaret Warner leads a discussion on the new alliance. Continue reading

  • August 6, 1997  

    To the amazement of those in the computer industry, Apple officials announced that Microsoft, a once bitter rival, will purchase $150 million of the company’s stock. The new infusion of capital is meant to revitalize a company that revolutionized computing but lately has struggled. Continue reading

  • July 1, 1997  

    President Clinton has released a report that calls for government to adopt a hands-off approach towards the flow of digital dollars. The report will encourage Internet commerce, which currently accounts for $1 billion worth of goods and services exchanged, a figure that could balloon to $10 billion by the year 2000. Continue reading

  • July 1, 1997  

    President Clinton has released a report that calls for a hands-off approach towards the flow of digital dollars. The report will encourage Internet commerce, which accounts for $1 billion worth of goods and services exchanged, a figure that could reach $10 billion by 2000. Paul Solman discusses the report on Internet commerce. Continue reading

  • June 26, 1997  

    The Internet community is breathing easier now that the Supreme Court has struck down the Communications Decency Act. The Judges ruled 7-2 that key parts of the law violated the First Amendment. Continue reading

  • June 26, 1997  

    The Internet community is breathing easier now that the Supreme Court has struck down the Communications Decency Act. The Judges ruled 7-2 that key parts of the law violated the First Amendment. Continue reading

  • June 12, 1997  

    Clarence Page of the Chicago Tribune discusses how computers haven’t quite mastered the full range of human thought. Continue reading

  • June 11, 1997  

    Netscape and Microsoft said they would work to limit personal information available to Net users. Their announcement comes on the second day of FTC hearings on Internet privacy. Continue reading