Vol. 176 No. #3 Archives

More Stories from the August 1, 2009 issue

  1. Health & Medicine

    Rheumatoid arthritis drug clears hurdle

    Anti-inflammatory injections of golimumab work in people with rheumatoid arthritis who failed to improve on other meds.

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  2. Paleontology

    Flexible molars made chewing champions out of duck-billed dinosaurs

    Tiny scratches in the fossilized teeth of Edmontosaurus suggest what these large herbivores ate and how they ate it.

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  3. Chemistry

    Salt stretches in nanoworld

    Finding could lead to new technique for making tiny wires.

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  4. Physics

    Mass mismatch makes mystery for proton’s strange cousin

    An exotic cousin of the proton is caught in action again. But its measured mass doesn’t match previous results.

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  5. Life

    Salamanders don’t regrow limbs from scratch

    A closer look at regeneration in axolotl amputees shows that tissue replacement relies on cellular “memory.”

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  6. Health & Medicine

    Schizophrenia risk gets more complex

    Three studies find that large collections of variants, rather than just a few key mutations, probably predispose someone to schizophrenia.

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  7. Psychology

    2-year-olds possess grammatical insights

    Toddlers discern basic rules for using nouns and verbs at least one year before speaking in complete sentences, French brain researchers report.

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  8. Life

    New drug hits leukemia early

    An experimental drug may stop a deadly leukemia in its early stages, a study of mice shows.

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  9. Life

    Climate change shrinks sheep

    Milder winters help small, weak lambs survive but more competition for food slows growth.

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  10. Earth

    New cyclone predictor

    Researchers link occasional sea-surface warming in central Pacific with more, stronger hurricanes in North Atlantic.

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  11. Life

    Hornets suffocate in bee ball

    Researchers find a spike in carbon dioxide, along with an increase in heat, makes honeybees' enemies vulnerable.

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  12. Physics

    Capping the length of extra dimensions

    The existence of a small, elderly black hole places a new upper limit on the length of any extra dimension, a new study suggests.

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  13. Anthropology

    Maize may have fueled ancient Andean civilization

    A chemical analysis of skeletons from Peru’s Andes Mountains suggests that cultivation of key crop made building a prehistoric civilization possible.

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  14. Health & Medicine

    Caloric restriction extends life in monkeys, study finds

    New study finds calorie restriction delays age-related diseases in monkeys. Another study reports that an immune-suppressing drug helps elderly mice live longer.

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  15. Space

    Pairing off in the early universe

    New simulations reveal that some of the first stars in the universe formed in pairs.

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  16. Animals

    Turtles make sense after all

    The odd bodies of turtles add a wrinkle to standard land-dwelling vertebrates.

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  17. Humans

    “%&#$!” makes you feel better

    Study finds that swearing may alleviate pain.

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  18. Earth

    Erosion, on the down low

    Experiments show how microscopic fungi attack minerals to begin the erosion process.

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  19. Science Future for August 1, 2009

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  20. Understanding Perennials: A New Look at an Old Favorite by William Cullina

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  21. Cogent Science in Context: The Science Wars, Argumentation Theory, and Habermas by William Rehg

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  22. Alien Ocean: Anthropological Voyages in Microbial Seas by Stefan Helmreich

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  23. Decoding the Heavens by Jo Marchant

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  24. Book Review: Conservation Refugees: The Hundred-Year Conflict Between Global Conservation and Native Peoples by Mark Dowie

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  25. Book Review: Historic Photos of the Manhattan Project by Timothy Joseph

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  26. Accept it: Talk about evolution needs to evolve

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  27. When Humor Humiliates

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  28. The Biofuel Future

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  29. Letters

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  30. Science Past from the issue of August 1, 1959

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  31. Building a Meal: From Molecular Gastronomy to Culinary Constructivism by Hervé This

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