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June 1, 2001

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How universities and the National Health Service can work together.

FEATURES
Patrick Dixon talks about what it is like to live in a cyberbubble in the year 2010.

BOOKS
On the edge: a volcanologist reviews conflicting accounts of a scientific tragedy;
Focus: Reference books and university presses.

RESEARCH
The search for extraterrestrial life.

TEACHING
BTech: Canada's tiny, two-year-old virtual university.

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