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More Stories from the January 1, 2005 issue

  1. Health & Medicine

    Vitamin C and diabetes: Risky mix?

    Vitamin C supplements may place people with diabetes at increased risk of heart disease.

  2. Tech

    Microscope goes mini

    The atomic force microscope has been shrunk to the size of a microchip.

  3. Earth

    Alpine glaciers on a hasty retreat

    Comparisons of satellite images, aerial photos, and old surveys of Alpine glaciers indicate that the ice masses are losing area at an accelerating rate.

  4. Anthropology

    Apes, monkeys split earlier than fossils had indicated

    A new genetic analysis pushes back the estimated time at which ancient lineages of monkeys and apes diverged to between 29 million and 34.5 million years ago, at least 4 million years earlier than previously thought.

  5. Anthropology

    Fossil ape makes evolutionary debut

    Newly discovered fossils from an ape that lived in what's now northeastern Spain around 13 million years ago may hold clues to the evolutionary roots of living apes and people.

  6. Health & Medicine

    Male contraceptive shows promise in monkeys

    A shot that primes the immune system against a sperm protein might be the next male contraceptive.

  7. Materials Science

    Sweet Glow: Nanotube sensor brightens path to glucose detection

    An implantable glucose sensor based on carbon nanotubes could allow patients with diabetes to monitor their blood sugar levels without the need for daily pinprick tests.

  8. Earth

    Shake Down: Deep tremors observed at San Andreas fault

    Patterns of activity for a type of tremor that occurs deep beneath California's San Andreas fault may offer scientists a way to foretell earthquake activity there.

  9. Animals

    Paper wasps object to dishonest face spots

    Female wasps with dishonest faces, created by researchers who altered the wasps' natural status spots, have to cope with extra aggression.

  10. Humans

    Tobacco treaty on its way

    An international tobacco-control treaty will go into effect on Feb. 28, 2005.

  11. Health & Medicine

    Taking on a lethal blood cancer

    A drug called bortezomib can induce remission of an aggressive kind of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

  12. Health & Medicine

    Viagra eases lung pressure in patients

    Viagra eases increased blood pressure in the lungs, a condition that affects about one-third of adults with sickle-cell disease.

  13. Health & Medicine

    Drug counters severe platelet shortage

    An experimental drug called AMG531 revs up production of platelets in people with severe shortages of these clotting agents.

  14. Health & Medicine

    Expanding the therapeutic arsenal

    Two experimental drugs can send chronic myeloid leukemia into remission in patients who don't benefit from the best currently available drugs.

  15. Astronomy

    Young and Near: Baby galaxies roam our backyard

    An ultraviolet-detecting satellite has found that youthful versions of massive galaxies like the Milky Way may be only a cosmic stone's throw away.

  16. Earth

    Joining the Resistance: Drug-immune microbes waft over hogs

    Many bacteria found floating within a farm building are invulnerable to multiple antibiotics, confirming that airborne dispersal could spread drug-resistant microbes from animals to people.

  17. Health & Medicine

    One-Two Punch: Vaccine fights herpes with antibodies, T cells

    An experimental vaccine against genital herpes shows promise in animal tests.

  18. Anthropology

    Suddenly Civilized: New finds push back Americas’ first society

    The earliest known civilization in the Americas appears to have emerged about 5,000 years ago in what's now Peru.

  19. Ecosystems

    Fallout Feast: Vent crabs survive on victims of plume

    Researchers in Taiwan propose an explanation for how so many crabs can survive at shallow-water hydrothermal vents.

  20. Earth

    Climate Storm: Kyoto pact is confirmed, but conflict continues

    Controversy flared over the link between climate change and increasing storm activity at the first international climate change meeting since the implementation of the Kyoto Protocol was assured.

  21. Materials Science

    Concrete Nation

    From ultrahigh-performance concrete that bends like metal to concrete blocks that transmit light, scientists are pushing the physical and architectural limits of this ubiquitous construction material.

  22. Earth

    Hidden Canyons

    Among Earth's unsung geological masterpieces are undersea canyons, some of which stretch hundreds of kilometers and can be deep enough to hold skyscrapers.

  23. Humans

    Letters from the January 1, 2005, issue of Science News

    Just the facts My response as an educator to much of the outrageous science depicted in so many of the recent blockbuster hits is very different from that of many of the scientists quoted (“What’s Wrong with This Picture?” SN: 10/16/04, p. 250: What’s Wrong with This Picture?). The films provide a wonderful source of […]