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  • SN Online

    SN Online

    MATH TREK Economists say auction-based purchasing could create market chaos. See Julie Rehmeyer’s column “Devil is in the details of a new Medicare plan to buy medical supplies.”

    SCIENCE NEWS FOR KIDS Research in guinea pigs finds a way to power small electronic devices using a voltage difference in the inner ear. Read more in “Your head’s battery.”


    01/24/2013 - 20:58
  • Science Future

    Science Future for February 9, 2013

    February 16 – 17 Kids can see science demonstrations, learn about cool science careers and talk to scientists at the annual Family Science Days at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Boston. Learn more at

    March 7 The Creatures of Light exhibit on bioluminescence comes to Chicago’s Field Museum. Find more information at

    01/24/2013 - 20:55
  • Science Past from the issue of February 9, 1963

    DIG DITCHES WITH ATOMS — Digging earth by atomic explosions is proving successful, but if President Kennedy’s suspension of underground atomic testing on Jan. 26 is maintained, the method may not be used practically. Future excavation experiments are described for the first time by the Atomic Energy Commission in its annual report to Congress. The AEC says underground blasts can be used for...

    01/24/2013 - 20:53
  • People

    Tackling women’s pro football

    Tackling women’s pro footballJennifer Carter’s research on women’s professional football is so hard-hitting that it left her bruised and nursing a torn hamstring. Carter, a graduate student in sociology at the University of Cincinnati, started observing the inner workings of a team in the Women’s Football Alliance from the sidelines during the 2011 season. Her goal: to figure out how women...

    01/24/2013 - 20:42 Humans & Society
  • Letters to the Editor


    Weighing factors in obesity In “Obesity research gets weightier” (SN: 12/29/12, p. 28) Nathan Seppa says that green space and a nearby grocery store reduce the incidence of obesity. I think I understand how the green space affects it (clean air, physical activity, et cetera), but I don’t understand how the grocery store does. Is there anything showing a connection?Ted Grinthal, Berkeley...

    01/24/2013 - 20:30
  • Reviews & Previews

    A Man of Misconceptions: The Life of an Eccentric in an Age of Change by John Glassie

    The eccentric life of the insatiably curious, but often wrong, 17th century scholar Athanasius Kircher is explored in this tale of his influence on science.

    Riverhead Books, 2012, 335 p., $26.95

    01/24/2013 - 20:14
  • Reviews & Previews

    Cycling Science: How Rider and Machine Work Together by Max Glaskin

    The physics of two-wheeled locomotion gets deep coverage in this illustrated overview for the bike-obsessed.

    Univ. of Chicago, 2012, 192 p., $30

    01/24/2013 - 20:12
  • Reviews & Previews

    Walking Sideways: The Remarkable World of Crabs by Judith S. Weis

    A biologist pens a tribute to crabs, exploring everything from their life cycles and behavior to the many ways humans eat them.

    Cornell Univ., 2012, 224 p., $29.95

    01/24/2013 - 20:09
  • Reviews & Previews

    Guesstimation 2.0

    A handy guide helps readers learn to approximate almost anything, from the energy needed to ship a tomato to the length of toilet paper used in the United States.

    Princeton Univ., 2012, 359 p., $19.95

    01/24/2013 - 20:06 Science & Society
  • Reviews & Previews

    Henri Poincaré: A Scientific Biography by Jeremy Gray

    This comprehensive biography of the mathematician details his life and contributions to math, physics and philosophy.

    Princeton Univ., 2012, 593 p., $35

    01/24/2013 - 19:55