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  • Pharmacologist drinks heavy water in experiment

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    February 9, 1935 | Vol. 27 | No. 722

    Pharmacologist drinks heavy water in experiment

    Taking the risk of swallowing ten grams (about third of an ounce or teaspoonful) of “heavy water,” Prof. Klaus...

    01/13/2012 - 12:28
  • Science Past for January 27, 1962

    “SPACE WHISKERS” GROWN FOR NEW SPACE MATERIALS — Microscopically small “space whiskers” are being grown by scientists at Rocketdyne, a division of North American Aviation, Inc., Canoga Park, Calif., in search of methods of producing extremely strong new space materials. The fine filament-like crystals are being grown from many materials — lead, tin, copper, graphite, sapphire and even table...

    01/13/2012 - 12:26
  • Science Future

    Science Future for January 28, 2012

    February 9 Learn about the science of wine and even stomp some grapes with your bare feet at the Durham, N.C., Museum of Life + Science. See

    February 13 Enjoy an after-hours tour highlighting displays of love in exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. Learn more at

    01/13/2012 - 12:25
  • SN Online

    SN Online

    SCIENCE & SOCIETYPlants, algae and fungi can now be named online and in English. Read “Botanists et al freed from Latin, paper.”

    LIFE Videos and robots show how reptiles use their tails to balance in midair. See “Measuring the leap of a lizard.”

    SCIENCE & THE PUBLIC BLOG Climate-related natural disasters are on the rise. Learn more in “Insurance payouts point...

    01/13/2012 - 12:24
  • Letters to the Editor


    The eyes have it Just finished the latest issue of your spectacular magazine. I’ve been a reader for many years, but this is the first time I’ve felt compelled to write in. In the article about the tadpole (“Tiny voltage grows eyes in strange places,” SN: 12/31/11, p. 5), the final sentence is a quote from Coffman: “The fact that a narrow range of voltage is enough to specify an eye is kind...

    01/13/2012 - 12:23
  • Reviews & Previews

    Auroras by Dan Bortolotti

    Striking images illuminate this exploration of one of nature’s greatest light shows.

    Firefly, 2011, 143 p., $29.95

    01/13/2012 - 12:11
  • Reviews & Previews

    You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself by David McRaney

    Forty-six of the brain’s everyday fallacies and cognitive biases are highlighted in an expansion of the author’s blog about the neuro­science of self-delusion.

    Gotham Books, 2011, 300 p., $22.50

    01/13/2012 - 12:07
  • Reviews & Previews

    Mushroom by Nicholas P. Money

    Mushroom lore and history mingle with science and medicine in a biologist’s exploration of the fungal kingdom.

    Oxford, 2011, 201 p., $24.95

    01/13/2012 - 12:07
  • Reviews & Previews

    Part Wild: One Woman's Journey with a Creature Caught Between the Worlds of Wolves and Dogs by Ceiridwen Terrill

    The cultural history and genetic story of dog domestication is told through the adventures of a wolf-husky hybrid adopted by a science writer.

    Simon & Schuster, 2011, 274 p., $25

    01/13/2012 - 12:06
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    50 Popular Beliefs That People Think Are True by Guy P. Harrison

    A journalist turns a skeptical eye on beliefs ranging from astrology to Atlantis, showing that scientific discovery can be just as fascinating as myth.

    Prometheus, 2011, 458 p., $18

    01/13/2012 - 12:05