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  • Letters to the Editor

    Dealing with droughts, museums going digital and more reader feedback

    Museums for web surfers

    Lila Guterman’s “Enjoy scientific curios collected over decades” (SN: 3/7/15, p. 28) invited readers to check out a chemist’s online collection of fascinating objects and watch videos showing how they work.

    “It’s been said that 90 percent or more of the objects that museums like the American Museum of Natural History own are hidden away in storage,” commented...

    04/08/2015 - 12:00 Animals, Climate, Science & Society
  • Editor's Note

    One anniversary to celebrate, one to contemplate

    As all readers of Science News know, scientific knowledge advances relentlessly. Whether it is news of a potential new drug for Crohn’s disease, an aurora detected on Mars or a science fiction–like 3-D printer that makes objects from a pool of goo, each issue is chock-full of the latest exciting developments. But sometimes it’s useful to look back and take stock of where we are and...
    04/08/2015 - 11:45 History of Science, Pollution, Astronomy
  • Feature

    Celebrating 25 years of the Hubble Space Telescope

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    On a chilly Saturday evening in March, unfazed by more than 6 inches of new snow, hundreds of people crowded into Shriver Hall at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore to hear the East Coast premiere of “Cosmic Dust,” an orchestral piece set to images of deep space. A trumpet fanfare conveyed the immense power of an exploding star; a cascade from the violins...

    04/07/2015 - 14:15 Astronomy
  • The Science Life

    The art of astronomy

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    An astronomer by training but a photographer at heart, Zoltan Levay creates images of the cosmos with one of humankind’s most advanced optical instruments: the Hubble Space Telescope. Producing photos with the telescope, he says, is not that different from shooting mountains and rivers in national parks. “We’re just shooting landscapes of the universe instead,” he...

    04/07/2015 - 14:15 Astronomy, Science & Society
  • Science Visualized

    Pink blobs of hope in cancer-targeting quest

    An award-winning image illustrates the promise and challenge of delivering drugs to tumors inside the body. The pink blotches in this micrograph are fluorescent dye attached to biodegradable polymer microcapsules. The capsules gathered in a mouse’s lungs over the course of about a week. The polymer gradually erodes like the candy shell on a Tootsie Pop, releasing the cancer-fighting drug...

    04/06/2015 - 17:05 Biomedicine