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Location: Mailing Lists / Archive General Hot Articles / 2001-03-14

Here's a look at the articles that caught the eyes of our
editors this week.  Enjoy, and pass them on to your
A Salon writer explores the options and procedures for
having your body cryonically frozen after death.
Should chlorine-containing chemicals be banned?  A growing
number of scientists believe that their side effects
outweigh their benefits, according to Popular Mechanics.
Technology Review looks at the future of organ
transplantation:  soon, scientists may be able to engineer
replacement parts from a patient's own tissue.
---Health & Illness---
Time Europe reports on the hazards of long-haul flying, from
illness to air rage.
Science News has a story on the common traits researchers
have found in individuals who live to be over 100.
eCompany Now addresses the fears of investors who weren't
greedy, but whose investments are still in the tank.
FEER reports that India's biggest software company, TCS, is
healthy and getting ready to list.
U.S. News reports on the "economic tsunami" bearing down on
Japan that could collapse Asia's largest economy.

eCompany Now dissects the mess that was once the booming
field of e-consulting.
Fast Company reports on technology developed by a Russian
mathematician that translates the legacy software that many
businesses still use into modern code.
A CIO article surveys the booming science -- and business --
of computer forensics.
Salon reports that even programmers are starting to feel the
pinch as the U.S. economy worsens.
A U.S. News article reports that a growing number of dot-com
workers are developing serious drug problems with such
stimulants as cocaine and methamphetamine.  For the record,
we at rely solely on caffeine.
---The Internet---
An eCompany Now article discusses why, and how, sites like
NBCi, Go and Excite -- indeed, most web portals except
Yahoo! -- have failed.
An Industry Standard article reports that by being frugal
when rival networks were spending lavishly on Net portals
and focusing on its core competency -- its TV shows -- CBS
is proving to be TV's online winner.
Business 2.0 profiles Lawrence Lessig, a scholar and
Internet activist whose influential views infuriate
Microsoft, Hollywood, and AOL.
A Kiplinger's article divulges the methodology and history
of Gomez, a site where consumers can find rankings of
e-commerce companies from booksellers to brokerages.

---Social Issues---
New Scientist reports on the poaching that threatens to
render India's sacred Asian elephants extinct.
A Technology Review article argues against the enforcement
of drug patents in AIDS-stricken Africa.
A New Republic article remarks upon how children are now
being portrayed in the movies and on TV as abnormally
---U.S. Politics---
A Salon article describes how fragmentation among House
Democrats is hurting their ability to stand up for the
A Time article wonders whether George W. Bush leans too hard
on his ailing Vice-President.
U.S. News reports on the U.S. Census finding that Hispanics
may now be the nation's largest minority group.
A Weekly Standard article shudders at the thought of the
racial gerrymandering that will characterize the
redistricting of legislative districts thanks to new census
data -- and blames both parties for doing nothing to avoid
Salon reviews "Inside Pitch", a book arising out of an
anthropologist's five-year study of the everyday life of
professional baseball players, from the minor leagues to the
 Buy this book:

Time Europe interviews the world's most popular songwriter,
a reclusive Swede named Max Martin who has become a one-man
hit factory.
Wow!  A Harvard grad with a 3.7 GPA?!  Oh, wait, that's the
average grade there.  The Weekly Standard reports on grade
inflation at Harvard U. and how a professor's stand against
it is exacerbating the school's racial tensions.