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  • SN Online

    SN Online

    SCIENCE & SOCIETY Intel Science Talent Search finalists present their research. See “Science competition finalists go public.”

    ATOM & COSMOS Reflected light yields chemical clues in “Aura of life captured in Earthshine.”

    ENVIRONMENT A plastics ingredient bumps up insulin production. See “BPA fosters diabetes-promoting changes.”

    ON THE SCENE BLOG...

    03/23/2012 - 11:45
  • Science Future

    Science Future for April 7, 2012

    April 20–29 Science festivals in Philadelphia and Cambridge, Mass., both include science carnivals with games, plus check out video game-making in Cambridge and Astronomy Night in Philly. See bit.ly/fairCam and bit.ly/fairPhilly 

    April 28–29 Meet Bill Nye and the hosts of the TV show MythBusters at the USA Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. See bit.ly/fairUSA

    03/23/2012 - 11:44
  • Science Past from the issue of April 7, 1962

    FRESH WATER FOR SPACE—Spacemen on the moon or on a space platform or spaceship may continuously produce more water than they need with a new high-temperature method of burning wastes described at the American Chemical Society meeting in Washington, D.C. Frank J. Hendel of North American Aviation, Inc., Downey, Calif., told the Society of a process of oxidizing or burning all human wastes,...

    03/23/2012 - 11:44
  • Measure Your Giant Carefully And His Size Will Shrink

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    February 24, 1934 | Vol. 25 | No. 672

    Measure Your Giant Carefully And His Size Will Shrink

    The American public may scoff a bit at fairies, but it would like very much to believe in giants.

    At least, so it appears from the thin but steady stream of letters received at the Smithsonian Institution.

    Every month in...

    03/23/2012 - 11:41 Anthropology
  • Letters to the Editor

    Letters

    A Boy Scout’s salute I am a Boy Scout doing the Communications Merit Badge. I am supposed to write to the editor of a magazine and express my opinion.

    I’ve always loved the Atom & Cosmos section because I’m very interested in particle physics and on the other end of the scale, cosmology. “Earth-y orb found in habitable zone” (SN: 3/10/12, p. 14) describes a planet 22 light-years...

    03/23/2012 - 11:41
  • Reviews & Previews

    Wired for Culture: Origins of the Human Social Mind by Mark Pagel

    A biologist examines the development of human culture and argues that evolutionary history has shaped humankind’s social tendencies.

    W.W. Norton & Co., 2012, 416 p., $29.95

    03/23/2012 - 11:39
  • Reviews & Previews

    Vesuvius (Wonders of the World) by Gillian Darley

    This history of the famous Italian volcano examines its role as a cultural icon through the ages.

    Harvard Univ., 2011, 245 p., $22.95

    03/23/2012 - 11:38
  • Reviews & Previews

    Across Atlantic Ice: The Origin of America's Clovis Culture by Dennis J. Stanford and Bruce A. Bradley

    A pair of archaeologists explore the earliest days of the first humans in North America and suggest these people may have had European roots.

    Univ. of California, 2012, 336 p., $34.95

    03/23/2012 - 11:37
  • Reviews & Previews

    How Not to Be Eaten: The Insects Fight Back by Gilbert Waldbauer

    Insects’ ingenious means of avoiding becoming lunch are examples of evolutionary one-upmanship in action.

    Univ. of California, 2012, 221 p., $27.95

    03/23/2012 - 11:37
  • Reviews & Previews

    The Life of Super-Earths: How the Hunt for Alien Worlds and Artificial Cells Will Revolutionize Life on Our Planet by Dimitar Sasselov

    The astronomer who coined the term “super-Earth” reviews the hunt for these possibly life-holding planets.

    Basic Books, 2012, 240 p., $25.99

    03/23/2012 - 11:35