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  • Evolution should be taught to all students

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    May 29, 1926 | Vol. 8 | No. 268        

    Evolution should be taught to all students, says botanist

    Instruction in evolution for all college students is advocated in a recent number of Science...

    09/09/2011 - 10:56 Evolution
  • Letters to the Editor


    New light on sunshine vitamin Regarding the article “The power of D” (SN: 7/16/11, p. 22), I was very surprised that there was no mention of the positive effects of this vitamin on the debilitating effects of depression. I have lived in northern latitudes between upstate New York and now Vermont since my birth in 1954. My mother reminds me how she used to worry about the annual return...

    09/09/2011 - 10:55
  • SN Online

    SN Online

    ATOM & COSMOSJapan’s Hayabusa spacecraft has returned to Earth with the first-ever scrapings taken from an asteroid. Find out what the specks of dust reveal in “Asteroid sample nails meteorite source.”

    LIFEA young elephant shows off its ability to have an “aha” moment by finding a way to reach fruit just out of reach. Learn more and see a video of the problem solver in action in “...

    09/09/2011 - 10:54
  • Science Future

    Science Future for September 24, 2011

    October 1 Afraid of the dark? The Boston Museum of Science’s “In the Dark” exhibit shows the wonders of caves, the deep ocean and more. Visit

    October 9–15 Earth Science Week explores “Our Ever-Changing Earth” with events and activities around the world. Learn what’s near you at

    October 14–21 The Imagine Science Film Festival in New...

    09/09/2011 - 10:54
  • Science Past from the issue of September 23, 1961

    ALGAE COULD PROVIDE OXYGEN FOR SPACEMAN — Minute plant life that form the common green scum found on the surface of stagnant ponds and in river beds, Chlorella algae, assisted by the sun, may provide the future man in space with the oxygen essential to maintain life. A new gas exchange device operating on the principle of photosynthesis was designed and demonstrated by Lt. Col. John B....

    09/09/2011 - 10:53
  • Reviews & Previews

    On the Origin of Tepees: The Evolution of Ideas (and Ourselves) by Jonnie Hughes

    An entertaining tour of the American West shows how ideas spread through the cultural landscape.

    Free Press, 2011, 302 p., $25

    09/09/2011 - 10:44
  • Reviews & Previews

    Future Science: Essays from the Cutting Edge (Vintage Original) by Max Brockman, ed.

    Essays by 19 young scientists explore how science will answer questions ranging from nature versus nurture to understanding infinity.

    Vintage Books, 2011, 247 p., $15.95

    09/09/2011 - 10:43
  • Reviews & Previews

    Among African Apes: Stories and Photos from the Field by Martha M. Robbins and Christophe Boesch, eds.

    Tales and photos from primate researchers give readers a vivid look into the lives of apes.

    Univ. of California Press, 2011, 182 p., $29.95

    09/09/2011 - 10:43
  • Reviews & Previews

    Virtual Water: Tackling the Threat to Our Planet's Most Precious Resource by Tony Allan

    Learn why it takes 140 liters of water to make a cup of coffee in this exploration of the water use hidden in everyday life.

    I.B. Tauris, 2011, 368 p., $18

    09/09/2011 - 10:43
  • Reviews & Previews

    The Wild Life of Our Bodies: Predators, Parasites, and Partners That Shape Who We Are Today by Rob Dunn

    A biologist explores how “clean living” has made people sicker in some ways.

    Harper, 2011, 290 p., $26.99

    09/09/2011 - 10:42