Vol. 183 No. #8 Archives

More Stories from the April 20, 2013 issue

  1. Health & Medicine

    News in Brief: HIV may increase heart attack risk

    A large study of veterans shows connection between HIV and heart attack in men.

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  2. Chemistry

    Caffeine’s buzz attracts bees to flowers

    Nectar of some blooms carries the drug, which improves bee memory.

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  3. Neuroscience

    Heavy drinkers get extra brain fuel from alcohol

    Compared with the brains of light drinkers, the brains of heavy alcohol drinkers burn acetate better.

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  4. Humans

    Ancient people and Neandertals were extreme travelers

    Stone Age folk were built for journeying farther than even the most active individuals today.

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  5. Tech

    Facebook ‘likes’ can reveal users’ politics, sexual orientation, IQ

    With data from thousands of volunteers, researchers connect social media activity to personal traits.

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  6. Life

    Tasmanian devil disease reveals its secrets

    The contagious cancer evades the animal’s immune system by turning off key genes.

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  7. Tech

    Plastic implant replaces three-quarters of man’s skull

    The polymer cranium was made using a 3-D printer.

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  8. Health & Medicine

    Heart benefits from quitting smoking outweigh weight gain

    People who give up cigarettes have fewer heart problems despite gaining weight.

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  9. Humans

    Disputed finds put humans in South America 22,000 years ago

    Brazilian site may have been home to people before the Clovis hunters.

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  10. Health & Medicine

    Bee venom component might offer HIV protection

    A toxin delivered by nanoparticles stops the virus in a lab study.

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  11. Life

    Shorter-winged swallows evolve around highways

    In survey along Nebraska roads, number of birds killed by cars has plummeted over 30 years.

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  12. Earth

    Extreme storm surges may occur more often

    Climate simulations suggest hurricane-caused flooding will increase in frequency as temperatures warm.

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  13. Tech

    Cell phone data analysis dials in crime networks

    A new program mines mobile provider records for suspicious patterns.

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  14. Life

    Giant squid population is one big happy species

    Elusive deep ocean dwellers have low genetic diversity despite living around the globe.

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  15. Life

    Disease threatens garden impatiens

    Surprising scientists, once-mild downy mildew has struck the popular blooms in 33 states.

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  16. Physics

    Universe is a teeny bit older than thought

    Planck satellite reveals information from just after the Big Bang, largely confirming scientists' theories.

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  17. Psychology

    Early malnutrition bodes ill for adult personality

    Undernourishment in first year of life may destabilize personality decades later.

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  18. Earth

    Landslides detected from afar

    Seismic fingerprints can reveal that a rock avalanche has occurred in a remote location.

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  19. Health & Medicine

    Experimental malaria drug may be a hot prospect

    A synthetic compound attacks the parasite at three stages of infection, early tests show.

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  20. Physics

    Highlights from the American Physical Society meeting

    Highlights from the March meeting, held in Baltimore on March 18-22, 2013, include how fire ants need a little water to dig deep, what makes trees scream and a tiny crystal that can squeeze through an even tinier tube.

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  21. Humans

    Prisons an unlikely laboratory

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  22. Upcoming events

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  23. SN Online

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  24. Animal Wise: The Thoughts and Emotions of Our Fellow Creatures by Virginia Morell

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  25. Blackett’s War: The Men Who Defeated the Nazi U-Boats and Brought Science to the Art of Warfare by Stephen Budiansky

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  26. Love in the Time of Algorithms: What Technology Does to Meeting and Mating by Dan Slater

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  27. Wolves in the Land of Salmon by David Moskowitz

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  28. BOOK REVIEW: The Theoretical Minimum: What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics by Leonard Susskind and George Hrabovsky

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  29. BOOK REVIEW: Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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  30. Health & Medicine

    Dose of Reality

    HPV is epidemic, which is odd since it is largely preventable.

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  31. Tech

    Ignition Failed

    How America’s latest attempt at fusion power fizzled.

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  32. Letters to the Editor

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  33. Transplant from the dead

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  34. Turing: Pioneer of the Information Age by B. Jack Copeland

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