Vol. 178 No. #4 Archives

More Stories from the August 14, 2010 issue

  1. Life

    Science leaps forward with Calaveras County frog jump

    Biologists test the pros of amphibian athletics.

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  2. Earth

    New ‘walking’ fishes discovered in Gulf oil-spill zone

    Pancake batfishes may be getting oiled before they get named.

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  3. Paleontology

    Apes and Old World monkeys may have split later than thought

    A 29- to 28-million-year-old primate fossil found in Saudi Arabia assists scientists in timing a major evolutionary transition.

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  4. Chemistry

    Smelling the menu

    Mouse breath triggers special cells in the nose that help send a safe-to-eat message.

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  5. Health & Medicine

    Genetics may underlie some kidney failure in blacks

    Gene variants that offer protection against African sleeping sickness may also put carriers at renal risk, a new study finds.

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  6. Life

    Animal sperm arose once

    A gene governing production of male reproductive cells goes back to a common ancestor that lived about 600 million years ago, a study finds.

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  7. Life

    This won’t hurt a bit

    A new technology delivers vaccines through a Band-Aid–like patch.

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  8. Life

    Stuck in the past

    Reprogrammed stem cells retain molecular memories of their former identities, two new studies show.

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  9. Health & Medicine

    Gel shows promise against HIV

    Scientists have developed the first topical treatment that can prevent HIV infection among women.

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  10. Health & Medicine

    Taking some of the doubt out of IVF

    Testing shows that a complex array of factors can be used to calculate the probability of in vitro fertilization success better than just using woman’s age as a guidepost.

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  11. Space

    Taming time travel

    New work is solving paradoxes by making the impossible impossible.

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  12. Health & Medicine

    Separating wheat from chaff in celiac disease

    Three partial proteins may trigger the T cell immune reactions that cause the symptoms of this intestinal ailment, new research shows.

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  13. Planetary Science

    Hole from on high

    Researchers discover a fresh meteorite impact crater using Google Earth.

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  14. Particle Physics

    New data suggest a lighter Higgs

    Fermilab results heat up the race for an elusive particle.

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  15. Space

    Two is the magic number

    New experiments confirm a fundamental postulate of quantum mechanics.

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  16. Materials Science

    Erasing wrinkles, the physicists’ way

    Researchers study how folds and other creases disappear.

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  17. Among stars, heavyweight champ

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  18. Science Future for August 14, 2010

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  19. The Nesting Season: Cuckoos, Cuckolds, and the Invention of Monogamy by Bernd Heinrich

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  20. Book Review: Almost Chimpanzee: Searching for What Makes Us Human, in Rainforests, Labs, Sanctuaries, and Zoos by Jon Cohen

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  21. Whatever music is, it’s a basic part of being human

    Music perception researcher Ian Cross ponders music's nature and significance.

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  22. Not just a pleasant sound

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  23. More than a feeling

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  24. Moody tunes

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  25. Your brain on music

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  26. Songs from the Stone Age

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  27. Evidence of ancient roots

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  28. Music of the hemispheres

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  29. Take two stanzas and call me in the morning

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  30. Special Music Issue : PDF Download page

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  31. A mind for music

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  32. Birth of the beat

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  33. Seeking a definition

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  34. Letters

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  35. Science Past | FROM THE ISSUE OF AUGUST 13, 1960

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  36. Planet Hunter: Geoff Marcy and the Search for Other Earths by Vicki Oransky Wittenstein

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