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  • Cornell project brings peregrines back to the eastern United States

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    September 8, 1973 | Vol. 104 | No. 10        

    Cornell project brings peregrines back to the eastern United States

    No bird was more harmed by the overuse of DDT...

    11/04/2011 - 12:14
  • Letters to the Editor


    Defining the human species Having read “Humans benefited by interbreeding” (SN: 10/8/11, p. 13), I wonder if I have missed what, to me, seems a major change in the definition of “species.” I was taught that the attempted crossbreeding of animals of two different species could result in either no offspring or sterile offspring.

    If modern humans carry genetic information from...

    11/04/2011 - 12:13
  • SN Online

    SN Online

    LIFE Cycads, often called "dinosaur plants," aren't so ancient after all. Read "Cycads not 'living fossils.' "

    HUMANS Ancient cooking pots show diets shifted slowly from fishing to agriculture. See "Early farmers' fishy menu."

    ON THE SCENE BLOG The Drake Equation for tallying alien life turns 50. See "The Drake Equation: All in the family," with a link for SN subscribers to a Q...

    11/04/2011 - 12:12
  • Science Future

    Science Future for November 19, 2011

    November 22Learn cocktail chemistry at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Go to

    December 1Explore all things that glow at San Francisco’s Exploratorium. Ages 18 and up. See

    December 5Make folded structures in a workshop at St. Paul’s Science Museum of Minnesota. See

    11/04/2011 - 12:12
  • Science Past from the issue of November 18, 1961

    NEW EVIDENCE FOUND OF EXPANDING UNIVERSE — The universe is expanding, then collapsing again after a long time, evidence from photographs taken with the 200-inch telescope atop Mt. Palomar indicate. Dr. William A. Baum of Mt. Wilson and Palomar Observatories, Pasadena, Calif., said that present-day observations are not compatible with a steady-state universe in which matter is...

    11/04/2011 - 12:11
  • Reviews & Previews

    Genentech: The Beginnings of Biotech (Synthesis) by Sally Smith Hughes

    A genetic engineering company’s meteoric rise illustrates the development of the biotech industry.

    Univ. of Chicago Press, 2011, 213 p., $25

    11/04/2011 - 12:09
  • Reviews & Previews

    Better than Human: The Promise and Perils of Enhancing Ourselves (Philosophy in Action) by Allen Buchanan

    A philosopher examines biomedical enhancement — from improving memory to increasing stamina — and approaches to its future applications.

    Oxford Univ. Press, 2011, 199 p., $21.95

    11/04/2011 - 12:09
  • Reviews & Previews

    Fascinating Mathematical People: Interviews and Memoirs, Donald J. Albers and Gerald L. Alexanderson, eds.

    Interviews reveal people who have shaped mathematics, like “mathemagician” Arthur Benjamin and Harold Bacon, who taught calculus to an Alcatraz prisoner.

    Princeton Univ. Press, 2011, 328 p., $35

    11/04/2011 - 12:08
  • Reviews & Previews

    The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011, Mary Roach, ed.

    Relive or discover nonfiction science writing from the last year on topics from captive orcas to organ selling.

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011, 384 p., $14.95

    11/04/2011 - 12:08
  • Reviews & Previews

    Making Sense of People: Decoding the Mysteries of Personality (FT Press Science) by Samuel Barondes

    A psychiatrist describes how findings in personality research can be used in everyday life to understand others and improve relationships.

    FT Press, 2011, 230 p., $25.99

    11/04/2011 - 12:08