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Tom Abate is an alumnus of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and the technology writer for the San Francisco Examiner. He has written for newspapers and magazines about science, the environment, and business, including BioScience, the Portland Oregonian, and the Detroit News. He can be reached by e-mail at abate@well.com.

Adrienne C. Brooks is a journalist who has written for Science News and the Morristown, N.J., Daily Reporter. She is a recent graduate of the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

John Callahan, a nationally syndicated cartoonist and the author of eight books, always draws sitting down.

Lee Edson has written about science, medicine, technology, and business for three decades. His books include Worlds Around the Sun (with astronomer Carl Sagan) and Maverick Inventor: Inside CBS (with Peter Goldmark). His articles have appeared in a wide range of publications, including The New York Times Magazine.

Pamela Frost is a free-lance writer based in New York and a contributor to The Sciences. She can be reached at pfrost@pipeline.com.

James Gollin writes about institutions, society, and futurism for such publications as Fortune, the Washington Post, New York, and The American Scholar. He is the author of Pay Now, Die Later, an award-winning study of the life insurance industry; Worldly Goods, on the financial dealings of the Roman Catholic Church; The Star-Spangled Retirement Dream; and four detective novels involving an early music ensemble. He has been named editor of the forthcoming quarterly Early Music America.

Larry Krumenaker writes about the earth and physical sciences whenever he can be pried away from his modem. His articles have appeared in Science, Sky and Telescope, The Sciences, The Scientist, and other publications. He is co-author of the book Internet At A Glance. He is also the sysop for the National Association of Science Writers' section on CompuServe, where he can be reached at 71160.2356@compuserve.com.

Joshua Lederberg, Ph.D., won the 1958 Nobel Prize for Medicine or Physiology for his work with bacterial genetics. He is currently professor and president emeritus of Rockefeller University and adjunct professor of biological sciences at Columbia.

William Sharp is a free-lance science and environmental writer whose work has appeared in numerous computer and electronics publications as well as The New York Times Book Review, Audubon, and National Parks. He is the proprietor of Fresh Air Communications, and his electronic address is fac@mcimail.com.

David R. Zimmerman is the editor of Probe, a newsletter of science and media criticism conceived in the spirit of I.F. Stone's Weekly. He has taught at the New School for Social Research and recently was appointed adjunct professor at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

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