The Frame Game

Illinois prosecutors are charged with falsifying evidence in a murder trial. And around the country, people wonder, Can cops and district attorneys be trusted?

Death at the Crossing

A few hours outside Chicago, a fiery catastrophe ensues after a fabled train hits a flat-bed truck


Russia: Nuclear Winter

Russian Prime Minister Primakov's visit this week highlights a growing chill with the U.S.



Campaign 2000 (Notebook)

Hillary Hears Strains of The Music She Will Face


Click Here for Love (American Scene)

A Foreign Affair offers lonely hearts an electronic emporium of brides online


Music: The Future Never Came (The Arts / Music)

Blur's new album, 13, has an experimental spirit but no focus amid all its electronica distortions

Television: Payne (The Arts / Television)

Alas, a Painful Turn in Larroquette's Career

Books: Millennium Fevers (The Arts / Books)

In her absorbing new novel, Gail Godwin tracks modern maladies into a mountain town

Futurama (The Arts / Short Takes)

Fox, Tuesdays


Divided by 10,000 (Personal Time / Your Money)

It's a big-stock world, but there's unusual value in small companies. Will they ever rally?

Help-Line Hell (Personal Time / Your Technology)

Now that you have to pay for support when your PC goes on the fritz, whom are you going to call?

Get Some Sleep (Personal Time / Your Health)

Bothered by insomnia? A study says changing your habits is more effective than taking pills


Fighting AIDS (Time 100)

Penicillin was the magic bullet against bacteria, but what will stop HIV?

The Engines Of Creation (Time 100)

Will Eric Drexler's nanotechnology do for the next century what silicon chips did for this?

SIGMUND FREUD: Psychoanalyst (Time 100)

SIGMUND FREUD He opened a window on the unconscious--where, he said, lust, rage and repression battle for supremacy--and changed the way we view ourselves

Chemist LEO BAEKELAND (Time 100)

Setting out to make an insulator, he invented the first true plastic and transformed the world

Aviators: THE WRIGHT BROTHERS (Time 100)

A pair of self-taught engineers working in a bicycle shop, they made the world a forever smaller place

Bacteriologist ALEXANDER FLEMING (Time 100)

A spore that drifted into his lab and took root on a culture dish started a chain of events that altered forever the treatment of bacterial infections

Astronomer Edwin Hubble (Time 100)

He saw a vast universe beyond the Milky Way, then found the first hints that it began with a Big Bang

Child Psychologist Jean Piaget (Time 100)

He found the secrets of human learning and knowledge hidden behind the cute and seemingly illogical notions of children

Atomic Physicist: ENRICO FERMI (Time 100)

He was the last of the double-threat physicists: a genius at creating both esoteric theories and elegant experiments

Anthropologists: THE LEAKEY FAMILY (Time 100)

Without the groundbreaking--and backbreaking--efforts of Louis, Mary and Richard, the story of how we evolved would still be largely untold

Q&A Dr. Richard Leakey

Environmentalist Dr. Richard Leakey talks to TIME about his family, career and the state of the environment

Electrical Engineer PHILO FARNSWORTH (Time 100)

The key to the television picture tube came to him at 14, when he was still a farm boy, and he had a working device at 21. Yet he died in obscurity

Mathematician KURT GODEL (Time 100)

He turned the lens of mathematics on itself and hit upon his famous incompleteness theorem--driving a stake through the heart of formalism

Computer Scientist: ALAN TURING (Time 100)

While addressing a problem in the arcane field of mathematical logic, he imagined a machine that could mimic human reasoning. Sound familiar?

JONAS SALK: Virologist (Time 100)

Many scientists were racing to make a polio vaccine in the '50s--but he got there first

Molecular Biologists WATSON & CRICK (Time 100)

It took an ex-physicist and a former ornithology student-- along with some unwitting help from a competitor--to crack the secret of life

Network Designer Tim Berners-Lee (Time 100)

From the thousands of interconnected threads of the Internet, he wove the World Wide Web and created a mass medium for the 21st century

Putting Science To Work (Time 100)

Sometimes the greatest inventions are the ones with the most mundane uses. These ideas quickly found their way into everyday life

The IQ Meritocracy (Time 100)

Our test-obsessed society has Binet and Terman to thank-- or to blame

A Century Of Science Fiction (Time 100)

A master of the genre contends that it boasts an impressive predictive track record--if you squint hard and ignore most of the evidence

What's Next? (Time 100)

The pace of discovery is likely to accelerate, says the former editor of Nature