Vol. 180 No. #5 Archives

More Stories from the August 27, 2011 issue

  1. Physics

    Particle discovery fills a gap

    The neutral xi-sub-b is the eighth of nine predicted family members to be found.

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  2. Psychology

    Kids share, chimps stash

    Divvying up goods comes easily to 3-year-old kids but not to adult chimps, a finding with evolutionary implications.

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  3. Health & Medicine

    ‘Wave of death’ may not be a last gasp

    A minute after decapitation, a rat's severed head shows signs of life.

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  4. Space

    Going where no Mars rover has gone before

    NASA's next Mars mission, Curiosity, will land in the Red Planet's Gale Crater.

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  5. Health & Medicine

    Tossing, turning, forgetting

    A new study in mice finds that sleep disturbance erodes memory.

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  6. Health & Medicine

    Chimp brains don’t shrink

    Primate studies aim to find out why humans get dementia.

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  7. Humans

    Humans

    Ancient root eaters, copycat games and facing danger together in this week’s news.

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  8. Physics

    No new physics — yet

    The world's largest collider has failed to match odd results coming from its nearest rival.

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  9. Health & Medicine

    Better transplants through centrifuging

    Removing some antibodies from the blood of kidney recipients can improve their long-term outlooks, a study finds.

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  10. Physics

    C’mon radio, let’s do the twist

    Molding signals into spiral shape might expand airwaves’ capacity.

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  11. Life

    Dolphin may sense the body electric

    Organs on the species' snout help it detect faint fields, like those generated by prey.

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  12. Life

    DNA switches tied to non-Hodgkin lymphoma

    Genetic defects lead to altered activity in other genes.

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  13. Life

    Wasp has built-in Facebook

    An insect species with a tricky social life has a special facility for telling one bug's mug from another.

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  14. Life

    A cougar in Connecticut

    Using DNA and trailside cameras, wildlife biologists retrace the 18-month, 2,000-mile journey of a young male cat.

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  15. Materials Science

    Now, an invisibility cloak you can see

    Physicists have developed a device that can hide objects in visible wavelengths.

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  16. Science Future for August 27, 2011

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  17. SN Online

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  18. Material Objects Seen as Holes in Space by British Scientist

    A close examination of the math of quantum mechanics led to the prediscovery of antimatter particles in 1930.

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  19. Lip Service: Smiles in Life, Death, Trust, Lies, Work, Memory, Sex, and Politics by Marianne LaFrance

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  20. The Sorcerers and Their Apprentices: How the Digital Magicians of the MIT Media Lab Are Creating the Innovative Technologies That Will Transform Our Lives by Frank Moss

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  21. Vulture by Thom van Dooren

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  22. The Bleeding Disease: Hemophilia and the Unintended Consequences of Medical Progress by Stephen Pemberton

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  23. BOOK REVIEW: The New Universe and the Human Future: How a Shared Cosmology Could Transform the World by Nancy Ellen Abrams and Joel R. Primack

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  24. BOOK REVIEW: The Man of Numbers: Fibonacci’s Arithmetic Revolution by Keith Devlin

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  25. Tech

    Sparing the rare earths

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  26. The Color of Controversy

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  27. When Birds Go to Town

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  28. Science Past from the issue of August 26, 1961

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  29. The Book of Universes by John D. Barrow

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