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  • Letters to the Editor

    Letters

    Bull’s-eye targeted On the picture in “Galactic bull’s-eye” (SN: 9/24/11, p. 10), I am quite puzzled. Do my eyes deceive me, or is there another bull’s-eye galaxy behind the first, located at the 1 o’clock position?

    How is this possible? Are these strange objects magically clustered along some line pointing towards us? Jeff Brewer, Newton Centre, Mass.

    It is peculiar that...

    10/21/2011 - 13:10
  • Science Past from the issue of November 4, 1961

    ARTIFICIAL HEART VALVE — A previously hopeless condition of the heart — a defective heart valve — can now be corrected by successful surgery, it was reported at the American Heart Association meeting in Miami Beach, Fla. Many of the 500 gravely ill patients described by three teams of surgeons who did partial or total replacements of the aortic valve (located at the root of the aorta, the...
    10/21/2011 - 13:08
  • Science Future

    Science Future for November 5, 2011

    November 15 The DuPont Challenge science essay competition opens for entries. Learn more at thechallenge.dupont.com

    November 17 The Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books is announced. See bit.ly/bookprz  

    November 19 The “Beyond Earth” exhibit opens at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. See www.amnh.org

    10/21/2011 - 13:08
  • SN Online

    SN Online

    DELETED SCENES BLOG An orbiting camera catches dust devils whirling at high speeds on the Red Planet. Read “HiRISE clocks hurricane-speed winds on Mars.”

    ATOM & COSMOS Astronomers get a new odometer to measure faraway objects. See “Longer cosmic ruler based on black holes.”

    ENVIRONMENT A warming climate could be making elk more destructive to forests. Read “When snowpack...

    10/21/2011 - 13:07
  • Olive oil injections aid in treating pneumonia

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    Olive oil injections aid in treating pneumonia

    Success in treatment of pneumonia with olive oil has just been announced by Drs. A. C. Frazer and V. G...

    10/21/2011 - 13:04
  • Reviews & Previews

    BOOK REVIEW: The Ambonese Herbal, Volume 1: Introduction and Book I: Containing All Sorts of Trees, That Bear Edible Fruits, and Are Husbanded by People by Georgius Everhardus Rumphius; translated by E.M. Beekman

    Anyone who has slogged through some prolonged, hope-sucking endeavor to get published may wish to toast the first full English translation of this storied herbal. The six-volume botanical masterpiece from the 17th century still has things to say to modern readers, as well as to long-suffering writers. In fact, the book inspired a 2005 pharmacology paper reporting nine novel compounds for...

    10/21/2011 - 12:16
  • Reviews & Previews

    Invasion of the Body: Revolutions in Surgery by Nicholas L. Tilney

    The history of modern surgery is revealed through tales of surgical breakthroughs at a Boston teaching hospital that opened in 1913.

    Harvard Univ. Press, 2011, 358 p., $29.95

    10/21/2011 - 12:16
  • Reviews & Previews

    BOOK REVIEW: The Viral Storm: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age by Nathan Wolfe

     If you thought Ebola was scary, just wait. Wolfe, a pandemics expert who has traveled to the sources of HIV and other deadly viruses deep in African forests, says that lots more nasty pathogens, ones you’ve never heard of, are out there. They’re lurking in monkeys, in bats, in animals that will be hunted and slaughtered and eaten. And when that happens, some of those bad boys will literally...

    10/21/2011 - 12:15
  • Reviews & Previews

    A Bee in a Cathedral: And 99 Other Scientific Analogies by Joel Levy

    One hundred analogies and metaphors make science more visual: Learn how chemical reactions are like school dances and how long it would take to type the human genome.

    Firefly Books, 2011, 224 p., $29.95

    10/21/2011 - 12:15
  • Reviews & Previews

    Arctic Autumn: A Journey to Season's Edge by Pete Dunne

    A naturalist shares memories and pictures of travels through some of the most dramatic wilderness in the Northern Hemisphere.

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011, 258 p., $24

    10/21/2011 - 12:14