Vol. 181 No. #8 Archives

More Stories from the April 21, 2012 issue

  1. Life

    Bee genes may drive them to adventure

    Scouting behavior linked to certain molecules in insect brains.

    By
  2. Paleontology

    Triceratops reigns alone again

    Fossil comparison fends off a challenge that holds the dinosaur is but the immature version of the Torosaurus.

    By
  3. Chemistry

    Polymer power drives tiny reactions

    Applying pressure to a building block of plastic in water, researchers generate enough energy to make your Nikes glow and do other chemical work.

    By
  4. Life

    Carnivores can lose sweet genes

    A gene involved in taste detection has glitches in some, but not all, highly carnivorous mammals.

    By
  5. Life

    Size doesn’t matter for crayfish’s one-two crunch

    Biological deception may give crustaceans an advantage during a fight.

    By
  6. Health & Medicine

    Retina can help reveal brain health

    Among older women, diseased blood vessels at the back of the eye are linked to lower scores on mental tests and other signs of possible ministrokes.

    By
  7. Life

    Geneticists go ape for better primate family tree

    The first gorilla genome and a more detailed look at chimp genetics provide new clues to evolution of humans and their closest relatives.

    By
  8. Chemistry

    Better hydrogen storage process unveiled

    Scientists create a chemical switch that can catch and release the useful gas.

    By
  9. Earth

    Nanopollutants change blood vessel reactivity

    Tiny particles alter normal vessel functions, animal studies show.

    By
  10. Space

    Titan’s haze is dropping

    Change in elevation of cloudy layer suggests seasonal cycles on Saturn’s moon.

    By
  11. Life

    Industrial roar changes nearby plant reproduction

    Trees and wildflowers register the effects as animals flee (or not) from grinding engines.

    By
  12. Health & Medicine

    Abnormal cells may signal hidden heart risk

    Damage to blood vessel lining shows up in blood tests.

    By
  13. Life

    Making mouse memories

    Neuroscientists create a synthetic recollection of fear in rodents.

    By
  14. Life

    The yin and yang of male pattern baldness

    The discovery of a hormone-like molecule in the scalp may offer new clues for treating baldness.

    By
  15. Chemistry

    Opioids’ molecular magic unmasked

    New 3-D structures of opiumlike drugs bound to the body’s proteins will aid the development of better painkillers and the battle against drug abuse.

    By
  16. Space

    Smallest planet yields big surprises

    Spacecraft images reveal Mercury has a complicated inside and an active geologic past.

    By
  17. Space

    Vesta seems more planet than asteroid

    Spacecraft explorations reveal a layered, beat-up celestial body.

    By
  18. Planetary Science

    Highlights from the 43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, March 19-23

    Geologic activity and weather on Saturnian moons, and studies in Greenland to learn about Mars.

    By
  19. Chemistry

    Life’s building blocks grow close to home

    Chemical reactions in the early solar system create complex organic molecules.

    By
  20. Highlights from the Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, San Francisco

    By
  21. Science Past from the issue of April 21, 1962

    By
  22. Science Future for April 21, 2012

    By
  23. SN Online

    By
  24. The Quantum Universe (And Why Anything That Can Happen, Does) by Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw

    By
  25. Virtually You: The Dangerous Powers of the E-Personality by Elias Aboujaoude

    By
  26. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg

    By
  27. The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care by Eric Topol

    By
  28. BOOK REVIEW: The Undead: Organ Harvesting, the Ice-Water Test, Beating Heart Cadavers–How Medicine Is Blurring the Line Between Life and Death by Dick Teresi

    By
  29. BOOK REVIEW: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

    By
  30. Volcanic Rush

    By
  31. Health & Medicine

    Throat Therapy

    By
  32. Mixed Results

    By
  33. Letters

    By
  34. Suggest Cancer Preventive

    By
  35. Lone Survivors: How We Came to Be the Only Humans on Earth by Chris Stringer

    By