Sharks "the size of min-vans," seldom-seen species and an epic journey beneath the ice of Antarctica are part of the hazardous, breathtaking work of naturalist/photographer Norbert Wu. As he prepares what experts say will be a revolutionary underwater documentary, this Cousteau protege is influencing the way we see the sea.
Photo: Mark Estes
The practice of implanting borrowed eggs into infertile women has produced thousands of dreams come true for childless families. But wealthy parents-to-be have complicated matters by seeking out trophy candidates and paying them huge sums. Ethicists and practitioners alike are quetsioning whether the price of eggs has gone too high.
Photo: Max Hirshfeld
Frequently critcized for his activist approach, FCC chairman William Kennard wants to ensure that the communications revolution doesn't speed past poorer Americans. He has signaled a willingness to take on powerful corporate and government forces, but will they listen?
Photo: Glenn Matsumura
They never had prom dates, never missed the bus, didn't eat cafeteria food. They didn't even get diplomas. But these home-schooled students learned enough about themselves and the world to move to the top of Stanford's applicant pile.
Courtesy Kenneth Fields
One hundred years after his birth and more than 30 years after his death, Yvor Winters is remembered for his poetic passion, his knee-buckling teaching tactics and an impressive roster of literary progeny. A survey of the career of a man as enigmatic as he was influential.
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