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  • Letters to the Editor

    Lucy's new neighbor, downloading New Horizon's data and more reader feedback

    New Horizons phones home

    In “Pluto: Explored” (SN: 6/27/15, p. 16), Christopher Crockett chronicled New Horizons’ long journey to the dwarf planet. He followed up with a report on the successful flyby in “Pluto’s icy landscape comes into view” (SN: 8/8/15, p. 6).

    “Having read that early images of Pluto encoded in radio waves would take 4.5 hours to reach Earth from the New Horizons space...

    08/12/2015 - 13:56 Astronomy, Neuroscience, Human Evolution
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    A mind for music

    Read features from the special edition Articles in A mind for music. | GoDownload a PDF of the special edition Exclusive for Science News subscribers.Download | Subscribe

    There are very few activities for which your birthday suit and a three-piece suit are equally appropriate attire. Music is one of them.

    Belting an improvised ditty alone in the shower and performing Handel’s “...

    07/30/2010 - 14:25
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    SN Special : Darwin turns 200

    This special Web edition of Science News includes expanded versions of articles from the magazine’s print edition plus two additional features, all commemorating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin.

    Read features from the special edition Darwin’s life and science, followed by fivereports from the frontiers of research in evolutionary science | GoDownload a PDF of the...

    01/16/2009 - 22:46
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    Images from the Edge

    David Schiminovich stared at a gallery of spiral galaxies as though he had never seen anything like them before. Indeed, no one had. He sat downloading the newly collected images in a narrow room overlooking a cavernous space at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. In that space, the mirror for the Palomar Telescope—until the mid 1970s, the world's largest telescope—had been...

    02/15/2005 - 18:19 Astronomy
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    Digital Cells

    Imagine a future in which a single drop of water holds a veritable army of living robots; in which people download software updates not for their computers, but for their bacteria; and in which specially programmed cells course through a person's arteries, monitoring blood sugar concentrations and keeping an eye out for cholesterol buildups.

    These...

    04/21/2003 - 10:56 Technology
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    Building a Supermodel

    More than 1,800 years ago, the Greek physician Galen came up with a model for how the human body works. Blood, which he called the "natural spirit," originated in the liver and traveled to all parts of the body through the veins. In the left side of the heart, some of the blood mixed with air from the lungs to make "vital spirit," which flowed to all parts of the body through the arteries....

    06/21/2002 - 16:13 Technology
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    Celebrating the laser

    Read features from the special edition The past/present/future of lasers. | Go

    View interactive material on lasers Laser History; laser uses | Go

    Read past Science News coverage Classic articles on lasers | GoPDF Exclusive for SN subscribersDownload | Subscribe

    Half a century ago, science took a step into science fiction when Theodore Maiman demonstrated that a...

    04/23/2000 - 22:40
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    SST Design Changes

    07/29/1967 - 00:00