Vol. 178 No. #5 Archives

More Stories from the August 28, 2010 issue

  1. Life

    Genetics redraws marsupial family tree

    A new analysis traces the group’s origin to South America.

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  2. Life

    Lemurs on contraceptives don’t smell right

    Birth control disrupts female odors used in mating and other social situations.

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  3. Life

    For ducks, penis length depends on the other guys

    Male genitals grow longer with more competition from other males.

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  4. Space

    Dark matter eldorado

    Astronomers have discovered that a nearby galaxy has the highest density of dark matter of any galaxy known.

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  5. Life

    Disabling cellular assassin prevents cancer

    A counterintuitive experiment may help explain why survivors are more vulnerable to other malignancies later in life.

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  6. Life

    Marine census still counting new life-forms

    The Gulf of Mexico ranked among the top five marine regions for number of known species.

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  7. Health & Medicine

    Gut bacteria reflect dietary differences

    A comparison of African and European children concludes that high-fiber, low-fat diets cultivate healthier intestinal microflora.

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  8. Chemistry

    Receipts a large — and largely ignored — source of BPA

    A host of small studies raises a big alarm about exposure to a hormone-mimicking chemical.

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  9. Health & Medicine

    Violent dreams may predict illness in advance

    A sleep disorder can precede neurodegenerative disease by decades.

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  10. Life

    Sponge genes surprise

    Genome reveals that the first animals had a complex tool kit.

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  11. Humans

    World of proteincraft

    Players compete to solve scientific puzzles in an online computer game.

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  12. Space

    All wet, or high and dry?

    The moon’s interior contains far less water than Earth’s, new studies of rocks collected by Apollo astronauts suggest.

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  13. Humans

    Whiffs of stiffs

    Forensic scientists develop a new way to find where the bodies are buried.

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  14. Earth

    Rodent poop gauges ancient rains

    The size of chinchilla pellets reveals past desert environment.

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  15. Space

    Warning for solar flares

    Microwave bursts may serve as warning shots.

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  16. Earth

    Forest loss slows in Brazilian Amazon

    Between 2004 and 2009, the rate of clearing dropped almost 75 percent.

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  17. Science Future for August 28, 2010

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  18. The Smart Swarm by Peter Miller

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  19. Brilliant: The Evolution of Artificial Light by Jane Brox

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  20. The Matchbox That Ate a Forty-Ton Truck by Marcus Chown

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  21. 101Things Everyone Should Know About Math by Marc Zev, Kevin B. Segal and Nathan Levy

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  22. Book Review: Climatopolis by Matthew E. Kahn

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  23. Book Review: The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr

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  24. Treat science right and it could help save the world

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  25. Earth

    Scour power

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  26. Cancer’s little helpers

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  27. Space

    Mining for Missing Matter

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  28. Letters

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  29. Science Past from the issue of August 27, 1960

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  30. Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control by James Rodger Fleming

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