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  • SN Online

    SN Online

    FRAME OF MIND Laura Sanders ponders turning off depression instantaneously in her column “A new generation of antidepressants could help patients feel better faster.”

    BODY & BRAIN See a video of nerves firing in a fish larva’s brain (below) as it hunts in “As fish watch prey, researchers watch fish’s brains.”

    LIFE Anthropologists rethink some fossil cues to...

    02/07/2013 - 14:03
  • Science Future

    Science Future for February 23, 2013

    March 23 See rare whale specimens, watch a re-creation of a whale hunting a squid and learn how scientists track these giants at the new Whales: Giants of the Deep exhibition at New York City’s American Museum of Natural History. See

    March 28 The Russian Soyuz spacecraft launches from Kazakhstan carrying three crew members headed for the International Space Station...

    02/07/2013 - 14:00
  • Science Past from the issue of February 23, 1963

    NEW AIR TRANSPORT — Instead of trains on railroads and trucks on expensive highways, the less developed countries in the future are likely to use for their transport hybrid helicopter-airplanes that need only simple landing fields and no roads or rails between. This possibility was offered ... by Dr. Phillip R. Carlson of the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation, Burbank, Calif. The new kind of...

    02/07/2013 - 13:57
  • People

    Rare disease sets mom’s research agenda

    When a child is diagnosed with a mysterious disease, the lives of everyone in the family change. But when Leslie Gordon’s son Sam was diagnosed with a rare premature aging disease, the lives of dozens of families changed. As a pediatrician and medical researcher at Brown University, Gordon set out to learn what caused her son’s condition and how to treat it.

    Sam looked fine...

    02/07/2013 - 13:52 Genetics
  • Letters to the Editor


    Dark matter enlightened Tom Siegfried’s article on dark matter “Light in the Dark,” (SN: 1/12/13, p. 18) reminded me of the 19th century search for the luminiferous ether. One can only wonder if history will repeat itself in the 21st century search for dark matter.Jeffery Miller, Los Angeles, Calif.

    The difference is that the ether was only surmised; attempts to observe its effects...

    02/07/2013 - 13:40
  • Reviews & Previews

    Space Atlas: Mapping the Universe and Beyond by James Trefil

    A large-format guide to the universe covers astronomy basics, with eye-catching images plus a foreword by former astronaut Buzz Aldrin.

    National Geographic, 2012, 335 p., $50

    02/07/2013 - 13:33
  • Reviews & Previews

    I Died for Beauty

    Dorothy Wrinch was best known for losing a feud with Linus Pauling over protein structure, but this biography delves far deeper into her life and contributions to math, physics and more.

    Oxford Univ., 2012, 300 p., $34.95

    02/07/2013 - 13:31 Biomedicine
  • Reviews & Previews

    Life's Ratchet: How Molecular Machines Extract Order from Chaos by Peter M. Hoffmann

    Explore life at the smallest scales in this look at how molecules within cells operate like machines to keep organisms alive.

    Basic Books, 2012, 278 p., $27.99

    02/07/2013 - 13:28
  • Reviews & Previews

    Wind Wizard: Alan G. Davenport and the Art of Wind Engineering by Siobhan Roberts

    Skyscrapers and massive bridges would not be the same without Alan Davenport, whose engineering for wind conditions improved the safety of structures around the world.

    Princeton Univ., 2013, 278 p., $29.95

    02/07/2013 - 13:20
  • Reviews & Previews

    Mad Science: Einstein's Fridge, Dewar's Flask, Mach's Speed, and 362 Other Inventions and Discoveries that Made Our World by Randy Alfred, ed.

    Celebrate a technology anniversary for each day of the year with this compendium of inventions.

    Little, Brown and Co., 2012, 390 p., $19.99

    02/07/2013 - 12:48