French Museum: Anthropology Makes Way for Art

PARIS–President Jacques Chirac announced on 7 October that a major new Museum of Civilization and Early Arts will be created here in the Chaillot Palace, across the river Seine from the Eiffel Tower. The decision ended a bitter “museum war” that had pitted two groups of scientists against each other.

Immunology Breakthrough Earns Nobel Prize

The 1996 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine has been awarded to Australia’s Peter C. Doherty and Switzerland’s Rolf Zinkernagel for their breakthrough insights into the inner workings of the human immune system.

Ancient Corals Record Ocean Turmoil

In corals dredged from the bottom of the North Atlantic, scientists have found evidence of a drastic shift in deep currents 15,000 years ago, as the last Ice Age began to wane. The finding, reported in today’s Science, marks the first time oceanographers have been able to clock currents flowing through the ancient ocean and ...