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  • 11 May 1999

    PARIS--AIDS is now the fourth leading cause of death in the world, and the number one killer in Africa, according to figures released this week by the World Health Organization (WHO).

  • 11 May 1999

    PARIS--After nearly 30 years of skirmishes among developers, archaeologists, and government officials, France has taken a big step toward regulating "rescue archaeology," the excavation of ancient remains threatened by development projects.

  • 10 May 1999

    PARIS--Potent antiviral drugs have begun to cut the death rate from HIV infection in developed countries. But in the developing world, where 90% of the estimated 35 million HIV-infected people live, the high cost of these drugs makes them virtually unobtainable.

  • 5 May 1999

    Archaeologists have discovered the oldest known evidence for highly skilled stone tool making, dating to more than 2 million years ago.

  • 26 Mar 1999

    PARIS--New findings appear to confirm suspicions that several important papers in a hot area of plant biology were fatally compromised by scientific fraud.

  • 9 Mar 1999

    PARIS--The trial of three former French ministers in France's long-running HIV blood scandal came to a close today, with one conviction and two acquittals.

  • PARIS--A bitter dispute has broken out among some of France's leading physicists over a decision by the French Physical Society (SFP) to block the award of a prize named after a Lebanese scientist to an eminent Israeli researcher.

  • 9 Feb 1999

    PARIS--One of the most highly publicized court cases in modern French history got underway here today: The trial of former Prime Minister Laurent Fabius and two former ministers, who are accused of "involuntary homicide" and "involuntary assault on the physical integ

  • 2 Feb 1999

    Like outlaws itching for a showdown with the sheriff, angry French scientists have been gunning for research minister Claude Allègre ever since he proposed controversial reforms of the nation's research agencies last year (Science, 23 October 1998, p.

  • 15 Jan 1999

    The United Kingdom may soon have an answer to a question that has been harrowing the country since 1996: Are the 34 cases of a fatal brain disease that is thought to be the human form of "mad cow disease" isolated occurrences, or signs of an impending epidemic?