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Published: Sunday 15 March 1998

Radio gaga If you are curious about the history of radiology then you should not miss the site at http.//www.xray.hmc. psu.edu/rci/contents_4.html. This contains a philatelic history of radiology. Did you know that Marie Curie alone has appeared on stamps printed in Cameroon, North Korea and Dahomy (now Benin). The site has many more interesting tit-bits from the amazing world of radiological history.
Marie's story Right now, the Internet and biotechnology are probably the most revolutionary and exciting bits of technology we have. But a century ago, the hot topic was radiation. Roentgen discovered X-rays in 1895, and three years later, Marie and Perie Curie discovered radium and polonium and advanced some radical ideas about how radiation was generated. For an informative biography of Marie Curie, visit http.//www.nobel. se/essays/curie/index.html. This site not only details her life and work, but also reveals the cruel treatment she suffered at the hands of the press towards the end of her life. They sought to belittle her by declaring that her achievements had been reached on the coat-tails of her husband.
The Net goes wild You can keep up with the latest developments in the wild areas with the Wilderness Information Network, which, in 1997, began a regular online newsletter at http.//www. wilderness.net.dec97.htm. The network also hosts the online pages of The International Journal of the Wilderness (http.//www.wilderness. net/ijw/). The network is supported by the Wilderness Institute. Based at the University of Montana, USA, it has its own Web site, http.//www. forestry.umt.edu/wi/. There are links to other wilderness-related sites at http.//www.forestry.umt.edu/people/borrie/wilderness/default.htm.

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