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  • People

    Changing seasons inspire science

    Nature lovers have long tracked the timing of certain events — when plants bloom or when fish swim upstream to spawn — to answer practical questions: When are the best times to hunt and fish? When should crops be planted and harvested? These days, such homespun investigators have come to be known as citizen scientists.

    Increasingly, researchers are tapping into the wealth of observations...

    06/15/2012 - 12:52 Ecology
  • SN Online

    SN Online

    SCIENCE & SOCIETY Science knowledge tends to bolster existing views. See “Climate skepticism not rooted in science illiteracy.”

    ENVIRONMENT Irrigation may be responsible for a third of today’s sea-level rise. Learn more in “Pumping groundwater raises sea level.”

    HUMANS People all use similar language rules to label kin. Read “Family labels framed similarly across cultures.”...

    06/15/2012 - 12:51 Agriculture, Language
  • Science Future

    Science Future for June 30, 2012

    July 13 Join the New York City Bat Group for a dusk bat walk in Central Park. Bat watchers collect data used to monitor the city’s bat population. See

    July 15–August 5 Summer Sundays at the Brookhaven National Lab in New York invite the public into the facility for tours, speakers and science activities. Learn more at

    06/15/2012 - 12:50 Science & Society
  • Science Past from the issue of June 30, 1962

    JUST ADD WATER AND STIR TO USE INSTANT CHEESES — Instant cheddar and blue cheeses (add water and stir) will soon be on the grocer’s shelf, adding to the growing list of compressed and condensed foods turned out by science.… For use in cheese sauces or sprinkled on pizzas, casseroles and other dishes needing the cheese touch, these two cheeses will soon be on the market, the American Dairy...

    06/15/2012 - 12:50 Nutrition
  • Letters to the Editor


    Statins oversold The article that extols statins’ purported benefits for conditions ranging from infection to cancer (“Another side to statins,” SN: 5/5/12, p. 30) does not reflect the balance of evidence. Both favorable and adverse mechanisms apply. We regularly hear from patients who have suffered serious adverse effects, for whom data had not supported expectation of net benefit with statin...

    06/15/2012 - 12:49 Biomedicine, Numbers
  • Reviews & Previews

    Destination Mars

    Get up to date on current projects that aim to visit the Red Planet, plus what scientists are learning from Mars-like places on Earth.

    Prometheus Books, 2012, 290 p., $19

    06/15/2012 - 12:46 Planetary Science
  • Reviews & Previews

    Sensitive Matter: Foams, Gels, Liquid Crystals, and Other Miracles by Michel Mitov

    From foams to liquid crystals, learn the answers to questions about the science of soft materials, such as why shampoo foams better when you rinse and repeat.

    Harvard Univ., 2012, 196 p., $22.95

    06/15/2012 - 12:46 Materials
  • Reviews & Previews

    Internal Time

    Depression, weight gain and sickness are just a few of the health risks when internal biological clocks fall out of sync with daily life, a chronobiologist warns.

    Harvard Univ., 2012, 272 p., $26.95

    06/15/2012 - 12:43 Health
  • Reviews & Previews

    The Man Who Planted Trees

    Learn about a former gang member’s mission to clone trees to preserve their genes.

    Spiegal & Grau, 2012, 216 p., $25

    06/15/2012 - 12:42 Plants
  • Reviews & Previews

    Why Calories Count

    Two food experts battle misconceptions about the fundamental unit of food science and give advice for a healthy diet.

    Univ. of California, 2012, 303 p., $29.95

    06/15/2012 - 12:42 Nutrition