Vol. 181 No. #3 Archives

More Stories from the February 11, 2012 issue

  1. Health & Medicine

    Drug gives rats booze-guzzling superpowers

    Rodents that consume alcohol along with a compound derived from an ancient herbal remedy get less drunk, recover faster and appear less prone to addiction.

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  2. Life

    Eight-legged evolution exploits editing

    Octopuses adapt to water temperature with tweaks to how genes are copied, not DNA itself.

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  3. Psychology

    Europeans’ heartfelt ignorance

    Many people in nine countries don't know how to recognize or react to heart attacks and strokes.

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  4. Earth

    Recirculation aided Gulf plume’s degradation

    Two new studies help explain fate of pollutants released in the biggest offshore spill in U.S. history.

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  5. Life

    Rhino beetle’s horn may be cheap

    Outrageous-looking head spikes on the male of the species may not cost much in evolutionary terms.

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  6. Life

    Green gleam helps fish see violet

    A deep-sea fish's eyes apparently use fluorescence to pick up hard-to-detect hues, researchers conclude.

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  7. Space

    New maps of the cosmic dark

    Probing galactic distortions reveals web of invisible matter.

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  8. Health & Medicine

    Light pot smoking easy on lungs

    Infrequent marijuana users show a slight improvement in breathing capacity and middling smokers had no change, a 20-year study shows.

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  9. Earth

    Small efforts to reduce methane, soot could have big effect

    Simple measures could slow global warming and reduce premature deaths.

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  10. Psychology

    Big score for the hot hand

    Hot hands exist in professional volleyball and influence game strategy.

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  11. Space

    Diet of a dying star

    Astronomers pinpoint what feeds a type of stellar explosion.

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  12. Psychology

    Babies lip-read before talking

    Tots acquire the gift of gab by matching adults’ mouth movements to spoken words.

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  13. Health & Medicine

    Proteins may warn of diabetic kidney disease risk

    Patients who have high levels of compounds called TNF receptors in their blood have a heightened risk of developing renal failure, two studies suggest.

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  14. Climate

    Amazon may become greenhouse gas emitter

    South America’s massive rain forest may soon release more carbon into the atmosphere than it absorbs.

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  15. Humans

    Intel Science Talent Search names top 40 finalists

    More than 1,800 high school students entered the 2012 competition.

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  16. Science Past from the issue of February 10, 1962

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  17. Science Future for February 11, 2012

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  18. SN Online

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  19. Memory: Fragments of a Modern History by Alison Winter

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  20. Life

    Deep Life

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  21. Neuroscience

    Emblems of Awareness

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  22. Neuroscience

    Self as Symbol

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  23. Letters

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  24. Plant something new

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  25. A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest by William DeBuys

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