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  • News in Brief

    Association for Psychological Science meeting

    Association for Psychological Science annual meeting, Washington, D.C., May 26–29

    Familiarity breeds congeniality Snap judgments about others sometimes depend not on what the person looks like but on whom they look like. Women tend to preferentially like male strangers who facially resemble the woman’s romantic partner, psychologist Gül Günaydin of Cornell University reported May 27....

    06/03/2011 - 13:05 Humans & Society
  • Feature

    Inside Job

    You are surrounded, grossly outnumbered and being manipulated from within.

    Teeming masses of bacteria are in your mouth, on your skin, up your nose and on the surface of your eye, in your stomach, deep in your bowels and well, just about everywhere. In fact, the number of bacterial cells you harbor exceeds the count of your own body’s cells...

    06/03/2011 - 10:52 Biomedicine, Microbes
  • Feature

    Counterfeit Crackdown

    When Interpol seized an estimated $2.6 million worth of drugs in a blitz last fall, the international crime fighters weren’t after cocaine or heroin. They confiscated thousands of packages of antibiotics, insulin and heart and cancer medications.

    The sting, dubbed Operation Pangea III, was part of a less familiar...

    06/03/2011 - 10:50 Humans & Society
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    Good-bye Shuttle

    Three decades and 135 flights after its first launch, the space shuttle is ending its reign. After the final orbiter, Atlantis, touches down — on a trip scheduled to begin no earlier than July 8 — NASA will officially close the books on the shuttle program. For the near term, the agency will buy seats aboard Russian Soyuz spacecraft to get U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station....

    06/03/2011 - 10:47 Atom & Cosmos
  • Reviews & Previews

    Book Review: Feathers: The Evolution of a Natural Miracle by Thor Hanson

    Feathers are a multipurpose marvel. Birds, the only modern-day creatures to sport plumage, use feathers for flight, insulation and courtship displays. As it turns out, so do people: Feathers help arrows fly true, trap body heat inside parkas and adorn everything from attention-grabbing hats to the glitzy costumes of Las Vegas showgirls. Hanson, a conservation biologist, presents feathers in a...

    06/03/2011 - 10:41