Vol. 182 No. #3 Archives

More Stories from the August 11, 2012 issue

  1. Space

    Early stars created a sight yet unseen

    Radio telescopes, operating in the future at a different frequency, might be able to discern the stellar signature, researchers suggest.

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  2. Health & Medicine

    Some brains may be primed for pain

    When people keep hurting long after an injury heals, a process similar to addiction may be at work.

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  3. Humans

    Apocalypse, not so fast

    Guatemalan find suggests mention of a date far in the future served a Maya king’s immediate needs.

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  4. Space

    Dark matter filament illuminated

    Astronomers visualize a connection in a shadowy cosmic network that is thought to pervade the universe.

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  5. Life

    Space trek may help worms live long

    After 11 days in orbit, nematodes showed signs of slower aging.

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  6. Life

    Trout nose cells follow magnetic fields

    Iron-rich tissue may be at root of a biological compass.

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  7. Life

    Young flies cannibalize the plump

    An evolutionary biologist’s modest proposal shocks colleagues who thought they knew everything about their favorite laboratory organism.

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  8. Space

    Moon patterns explained

    Electric fields enveloping magnetic bubbles may form mysterious lunar swirls.

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  9. Astronomy

    Hubble spots fifth Pluto moon

    Space telescope’s discovery announced on Twitter.

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  10. Earth

    Warming indicted for extreme weather

    Climate change can explain some 2011 departures from the norm.

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  11. Health & Medicine

    Memories clutter brain in amnesia

    Complex patterns slow down object recognition in patients with disorder.

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  12. Health & Medicine

    Proliferation protein goes rogue in lung cancer

    Rac1b might promote malignancy, could be a target for treatment.

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  13. Humans

    Early Americans took two tool tracks

    Creators of separate spearhead styles colonized North America more than 13,000 years ago.

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  14. Life

    Insulin may be Big Antler hormone

    Extra sensitivity to the hormone in certain developing tissues might give animals their oversized weapons and ornaments.

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  15. Humans

    Afghanistan on 240 incidents a week

    A computer simulation forecasts insurgent activity by analyzing U.S. military logs released on WikiLeaks.

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  16. Health & Medicine

    News Briefs: Body & Brain

    How deaf people process other senses, a gene variant that protects against Alzheimer's, and special cells that wrap and feed neural extensions

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  17. Life

    Genome of a fruit besieged

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  18. Comic strip science

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  19. Science Future for August 11, 2012

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  20. SN Online

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  21. It’s Raining Fish and Spiders by Bill Evans

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  22. Where Do Mountains Come From, Momma? by Catherine Weyerhaeuser Morley

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  23. The Mighty Mars Rovers: The Incredible Adventures of Spirit and Opportunity (Scientists in the Field Series) by Elizabeth Rusch

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  24. A Black Hole is Not a Hole by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano

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  25. What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses by Daniel Chamovitz

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  26. The Book of Blood: From Legends and Leeches to Vampires and Veins by H.P. Newquist

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  27. The Everett Interpretation of Quantum Mechanics: Collected Works 1955-1980 with Commentary by Jeffrey A. Barrett and Peter Byrne, eds.

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  28. BOOK REVIEW: Rabid: A Cultural History of the World’s Most Diabolical Virus by Bill Wasik and Monica Murphy

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  29. Health & Medicine

    The Brain Set Free

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  30. Health & Medicine

    Cartilage Creation

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  31. Chemistry

    Heat Beaters

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  32. Letters

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  33. Science Past from the issue of August 11, 1962

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  34. The Ultimate Book of Saturday Science: The Very Best Backyard Science Experiments You Can Do Yourself by Neil A. Downie

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