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We've combed through the past week's magazine articles to
recommend the best and most interesting.  Please recommend
Hot Articles to your friends...
New Scientist profiles the project of an artist who created
a transgenic rabbit, one that glows green under certain
lighting, in order to address the ethics of gene technology.
More piscine gender-bending:  Science News reports on
steroidal river pollution in the deep South that can
masculinize female fish.
U.S. News reports that British scientists are worried about
the sky falling -- that is, defending against space debris.
---The Internet---
The American Prospect explains why Internet filtering
software doesn't work and why libraries shouldn't be forced
to use it.
A Microtimes article asks why privacy should always be
protected on the Web, taking the other side of a
much-discussed issue.
In Web Techniques, web design guru Jakob Nielsen preaches
the gospel of usability.
  Buy Nielsen's book:
Discounts on your travel needs:

---U.S. Politics, Society & Culture---
New Republic concludes that Tommy Thompson (tapped to run
the Department of Health and Human Services) may make
conservatives less happy than they think.
New Mexico's maverick governor is trying to drastically
change his state's drug policy, Salon reports.
U.S. News reports that "brain fingerprinting" is about to
get its first test in a criminal trial.
New American interviews the last person to vote his
conscience over his party in the Electoral College, back in
Sports Illustrated curses all the companies that impose
their names on sports stadiums.
In a TIME piece, Conan O'Brien fondly recalls the presidency
of Bill Clinton.
---Asian Business, Politics & Society---
FEER provides a critical look at Asia's political leaders
and why they haven't done better.
Asia Street Intelligence analyzes the markets in Asia and
the impact of dot-coms on the region.
According to FEER, demand is rising for jury trials in Asia,
where in many countries they do not exist.
Asia Street Intelligence reports on the bizarre events that
continue to unfold on the Philippines Senate floor.

---Poverty & Government---
A Weekly Standard article argues that impoverished third
world countries are kept down because of their own bad laws,
not bad culture.
The Industry Standard reports on new-economy companies that
are learning about labor laws the hard way.
Will satellite services bring radio into its next golden
age?  Fortune looks at two start-ups that hope to make it
Mobile Computing shows how some companies that traditionally
haul around a lot of paper are benefitting from laptops,
wireless Internet, and digital photography.
A Microtimes article shows how the metrics used to measure
e-businesses can be deceiving.
---The Financial World---
Kiplinger's takes a critical look at stock analysts (can
anybody say "sell"?) and how to get timely information,
warning that reports on the Internet are often outdated.

---Personal Finance---
Kiplinger's claims that the Web may not be your best option
for finding an auto loan.
PC World rates a range of tax software.
Doing your taxes now?  PC World warns users of 3 potentially
onerous Microsoft Money 2001 bugs.
Forbes has an introduction to rap music for... well...
people who read Forbes.
---The Electricity Crisis---
Industry Standard discusses the power shortages and
impending utility bankruptcies plaguing California and,
potentially, other states as well.
Forbes reports on the current state of and outlook for solar
power technology.
---Health, Illness & Diet---
Nutrition Science explains how the body uses protein, how
much should be in your diet, and how best to get it.
Askmen claims that canned foods can be part of a healthy

Education Week provides synopses of Bush's various
educational proposals.
A U.S. News article shows how some colleges are turning to
old master plans to rearchitect their campuses.
TIME reports on a charter school owned and run by a
university, dedicated to educating underserved minorities,
and aimed at increasing the college's minority admissions.
Education Week reports on a study that finds high school
guidance counselors have little influence over students'
college choices.
Education Week details the U.S. Army's ambitious online
university that is scheduled to open this month.
---The Movies of 2000---
Entertainment Today's critics list their best and worst
films of 2000 and justify those picks.