Vol. 180 No. #12 Archives

More Stories from the December 3, 2011 issue

  1. Life

    Gut bacteria linked to MS

    Gut bacteria appear to play a role in initiating multiple sclerosis in mice.

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  2. Life

    Cause confirmed in bat scourge

    White-nose syndrome has devastated bat population in eastern North America.

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  3. Space

    Chronicles of Lutetia

    The surprising composition and terrain of an asteroid may provide a variety of lessons about the solar system.

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  4. Life

    Python’s heart-restoring elixir works in mice

    A chemical brew used by snakes to build cardiac muscle could have medical applications.

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  5. Life

    Axing molecular zombies may slow aging

    Killing off dormant cells slows the decline of mice genetically engineered to grow old fast.

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  6. Space

    Mars’ history is a fluid situation

    Recent data from two spacecraft suggest the planet was mostly dry and cold, with a wet, warm subsurface.

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  7. Psychology

    ‘Gorilla man’ goes unheard

    Paying attention to what others say can make listeners totally unaware of unexpected sounds.

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  8. Psychology

    Skateboarders rock physics

    Skateboarding develops intuition about slope speeds unavailable to most people.

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  9. Life

    Giant beavers had hidden vocal talents

    With air passageways in its skull like no other animal known, an extinct outsized rodent may have made sound all its own.

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  10. Paleontology

    DNA suggests North American mammoth species interbred

    Supposedly separate types may really have been one.

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  11. Health & Medicine

    Sleep doesn’t help old folks remember

    Reduced quality of slumber with age erases memory benefits of snoozing.

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  12. Health & Medicine

    Exceptional memory linked to bulked-up parts of brain

    People with total recall of their life’s events have enlargement in a region also associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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  13. Health & Medicine

    Highlights from the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting

    Stress and motherhood, tandem MRIs, the memory benefits of resveratrol and more from the organization's meeting November 12-16 in Washington, D.C.

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  14. SN Online

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  15. Science Future for December 3, 2011

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  16. Science Past from the issue of December 2, 1961

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  17. The First Scientist: Anaximander and His Legacy by Carlo Rovelli

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  18. Mycophilia: Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms by Eugenia Bone

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  19. Models.Behaving.Badly: Why Confusing Illusion with Reality Can Lead to Disaster, on Wall Street and in Life by Emanuel Derman

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  20. Relics: Travels in Nature’s Time Machine by Piotr Naskrecki

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  21. BOOK REVIEW: Inflight Science: A Guide to the World from Your Airplane Window by Brian Clegg

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  22. BOOK REVIEW: Global Warming and Political Intimidation by Raymond S. Bradley, and The Inquisition of Climate Science by James Lawrence Powell

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  23. Caterpillars by Marilyn Singer

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  24. Catch the Wind, Harness the Sun: 22 Super-Charged Projects for Kids by Michael J. Caduto

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  25. What’s So Hot About Volcanoes (What’s So Cool About Geology) by Wendell A. Duffield

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  26. You Just Can’t Help It!: Your Guide to the Wild and Wacky World of Human Behavior by Jeff Szpirglas

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  27. Worst-Case Scenario Ultimate Adventure #2: Mars! by Hena Khan and David Borgenicht

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  28. Eye-Popping 3-D Bugs: Phantogram Bugs You Can Practically Touch! by Barry Rothstein and Betsy Rothstein

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  29. Digging for Troy: From Homer to Hisarlik by Jill Rubalcaba and Eric H. Cline

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  30. Come See the Earth Turn by Lori Mortensen

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  31. Stuff That Scares Your Pants Off!: The Science Scoop on more than 30 Terrifying Phenomena! by Glenn Murphy

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  32. BOOK REVIEW: The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists: The Coolest Experiments and Projects for Science Fairs and Family Fun by Ken Denmead

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  33. Plants

    Flirty Plants

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  34. New Takes on Historic Quakes

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  35. Venus Unveiled

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  36. Letters

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  37. Nemesis: Searching for the sun’s deadly companion star

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  38. A Strange Wilderness: The Lives of the Great Mathematicians

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