Vol. 179 No. #8 Archives

More Stories from the April 9, 2011 issue

  1. Health & Medicine

    ‘Diabetes Belt’ outlined

    The Deep South and Appalachia show a high prevalence linked to obesity, poor educational achievement and a sedentary lifestyle, a study shows. 

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  2. Space

    The best next space missions

    The National Research Council issues recommendations for planetary science projects that NASA and NSF should fund starting in 2013.

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  3. Humans

    Missing bits of DNA may define humans

    Genetic information lost along the way may have led to bigger brains and spineless penises, among other traits.

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  4. Life

    Life

    Chimps are righties and orangutans lefties, plus singing mice and chilly dinosaurs in this week's news.

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  5. Humans

    In-laws transformed early human society

    A study of today's hunter-gatherers finds marital relationships help spread a social fabric.

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  6. Earth

    How continents do the splits

    East African seismic study reveals how land gives way to ocean crust.

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  7. Paleontology

    New dinosaur species is titanic

    Titanoceratops may be the oldest known member of the triceratops group.

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  8. Humans

    The psychological toll of miscarriage can linger for years, plus bilingual timelines and twisted morality in this week’s news.

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  9. Life

    Antibiotics may make fighting flu harder

    The drugs kill helpful bacteria that keep the immune system primed against viral infections.

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  10. Humans

    New stars of science honored in D.C.

    The 2011 Intel Science Talent Search awards prizes to 10 young researchers.

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  11. Life

    Don’t trust any elephant under 60

    Herds with older leaders are more attuned to danger, a study finds.

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  12. Earth

    Japan quake location a surprise

    Based on regional tectonics, seismologists expected the biggest events in the island's southern half.

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  13. Astronomy

    New study gives dark energy a boost

    Measurements provide further evidence for a cosmic push that is accelerating the expansion of the universe.

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  14. Humans

    Record ozone thinning looms in Arctic

    Depletion could expose the northern midlatitudes to higher-than-normal ultraviolet radiation in coming weeks.

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  15. Life

    Computer chips wired with nerve cells

    Experiments could lead to ways of melding minds with machines.

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  16. Science Future for April 9, 2011

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  17. The Crossley ID Guide: Eastern Birds by Richard Crossley

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  18. Fast Car Physics by Chuck Edmondson

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  19. Loving + Hating Mathematics by Reuben Hersh and Vera John-Steiner

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  20. The Most Human Human by Brian Christian

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  21. Book Review: The Natural Navigator: A Watchful Explorer’s Guide to a Nearly Forgotten Skill by Tristan Gooley

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  22. Book Review: Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid by Wendy Williams

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  23. Japan crisis may have little effect on U.S. energy policy

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  24. Backup Bees

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  25. Star Cents

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  26. Big Fishing Yields Small Fish

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  27. Letters

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  28. Science Past from the issue of April 8, 1961

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  29. Craving Earth by Sera L. Young

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