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More Stories from the August 5, 2017 issue

  1. Health & Medicine

    New heart attack treatment uses photosynthetic bacteria to make oxygen

    Photosynthetic bacteria can produce oxygen to keep rat heart muscles healthy after a heart attack.

  2. Quantum Physics

    Quantum satellite shatters entanglement record

    A satellite sent entangled particles to two Chinese cities 1,200 kilometers apart.

  3. Paleontology

    Ancient attack marks show ocean predators got scarier

    Killer snails and other ocean predators that drill through shells have grown bigger over evolutionary time.

  4. Psychology

    African farmers’ kids conquer the marshmallow test

    Nso farmers in Cameroon groom kids for self-control that Western peers often lack.

  5. Health & Medicine

    Protein in Parkinson’s provokes the immune system

    The immune system recognizes parts of a protein linked to Parkinson’s disease as foreign, triggering an autoimmune response.

  6. Life

    Scientists spy on the secret inner life of bacteria

    New images reveal the inner workings of bacteria.

  7. Life

    Flight demands may have steered the evolution of bird egg shape

    An analysis of nearly 50,000 bird eggs finds a link between a species’ egg shape and flight ability.

  8. Health & Medicine

    Getting a flu ‘shot’ could soon be as easy as sticking on a Band-Aid

    Microneedle patches may make home-based vaccination a reality.

  9. Genetics

    Horse version of ‘Who’s your daddy?’ answered

    Genetics and horse pedigrees reveal all modern domestic stallions’ sires.

  10. Climate

    Climate change could exacerbate economic inequalities in the U.S.

    Counties across the United States won’t all pay the same price for climate change, a new simulation predicts.

  11. Plants

    Petunias spread their scent using pushy proteins

    Scent molecules hitch a ride on a particular protein to escape flowers.

  12. Planetary Science

    The moon might have had a heavy metal atmosphere with supersonic winds

    Heat from a glowing infant Earth could have vaporized the moon’s metals into an atmosphere as thick as Mars’, a new simulation shows.

  13. Plants

    How to eavesdrop on kelp

    Sounds reverberating through a kelp bed can be linked to environmental factors, suggesting a low-key way to monitor undersea communities.

  14. Plants

    Hermaphrodite wildflower has its own battle of the sexes

    A new example of sexual conflict shows up in a plant with a troublesome pollinator.

  15. Particle Physics

    Newfound particle relies on its charm(s)

    First-of-its-kind subatomic particle is composed of two charm quarks and an up quark.

  16. Anthropology

    Fossil tooth pushes back record of mysterious Neandertal relative

    A Denisovan child’s fossil tooth dates to at least 100,000 years ago, researchers say.

  17. Earth

    Delaware-sized iceberg breaks off Antarctic ice shelf

    An iceberg about the size of Delaware splintered from the Larsen C ice shelf in one of the largest calving events ever recorded.

  18. Tech

    The incredible shrinking transistor just got smaller

    Tiniest transistor, made with carbon nanotubes, suggests computers aren’t done shrinking down.

  19. Genetics

    50 years ago, diabetic mice offered hope for understanding human disease

    Mice described in 1967 are still helping researchers understand diabetes.

  20. Astronomy

    ‘Making Contact’ chronicles an astronomer’s struggle to find E.T.

    For decades, astronomer Jill Tarter led the hunt for extraterrestrial intelligence, as detailed in a new biography.

  21. Astronomy

    Balloons will broadcast the 2017 solar eclipse live from on high

    Astrophysicist Angela Des Jardins is coordinating the first-ever livestream of a solar eclipse filmed from balloons.

  22. Astronomy

    Teensy star vies for title of smallest known

    A Saturn-sized star is one of the smallest yet discovered.

  23. Astronomy

    Astronomers get glimpse of star 9 billion light-years away

    A bright blue star sends its light from two-thirds of the way across the universe, thanks to a chance alignment with a galaxy cluster.