Neurolab Online
NASA's Neurolab mission conducts brain research to study behavioral and nervous system changes in space. Thanks to NeurOn (Neurolab Online), students around the world can join NASA personnel to get a close-up look at this historic mission. Shuttle out to http:// quest.arc.nasa.gov to read the journals of crew members, browse through the photo galleries or watch the NeurOn team experiments. You may want to check out the habitat designs, or simply stroll around the Kennedy Space Center. Kids will especially love NeurOn ExPress, the magazine produced for and by kids, and the Student Gallery, which includes great poems, artwork and writing related to space. Neurolab Online also has video broadcasts of the mission, chats with the crew, and a forum to ask your toughest questions. Neurolab is the ultimate exploration of space and mind!

Chemical Brothers Chemicals and comics are a perfect match at the Comic Book Periodic Table. By heading to www.uky.edu/Projects/Chemcomics budding chemists can learn the table of periodic elements through comic book characters. All you do is click on an element, and it takes you to a screen where you can see that element used in a comic book. Whether it's krypton in Superman or hydrogen in Metamorpho, you'll find this science resource fun and fascinating. Don't forget to check out nitrogen, where the periodic table will take you back in time to one of the most famous Donald Duck adventures, "The Mad Chemist." This is some serious comic combustion!

The Super-Fine Feline
From the Sabertooth tiger to Socks the Cat, felines have been prowling the planet for thousands of years. And they haven't changed much in all that time! The cat is one of nature's perfect animals, "done right the first time." See the cat world from the inside out (skeletons and all!) at National Geographic's "Plans for Perfection": www.nationalgeographic.com/ features/ 97/ cats. This site has the science behind the world's most glamorous predators. (Disclaimer: This site now contains advertisements.)

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Dear Amy: Why isn't it a good idea to sign a guest book?--Alycia, Hamilton, Ont.
Dear Alycia: Lots of people, especially kids, put guestbooks on their home page with the hope of getting new e-mail pals and comments. It's fun to see who has visited your Web site, if they are from another country or state, and if they are interested in the same things as you are. However, leaving your name, a way to contact you, or any personal information on a guestbook can be risky for kids. It's best to ask your parents before giving out any information on the Web. For more safety information, check out www.yahooligans.com/ docs/ safety at Yahooligans. (This site is no longer available, but you can visit Yahoo! Safely at http://safely.yahoo.com.)

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