Vol. 177 No. #2 Archives

More Stories from the January 16, 2010 issue

  1. Health & Medicine

    Nearsightedness increasing in the United States

    A new study suggests that myopia has increased by more than 60 percent since the 1970s.

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  2. Earth

    Irrigation draining California groundwater at ‘unsustainable’ pace

    The GRACE satellites have tracked water movement from the Central Valley since 2003.

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  3. Life

    Virus makes plants lie to insects

    Infected squash plants smell delicious but taste terrible – perfect combination for tricking aphids into spreading disease

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  4. Space

    Super-Earth found close by, may host water

    Astronomers say this discovery and others suggest that finding habitable planets is 'only a matter of time.'

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  5. Earth

    For coots, hatching order is crucial ID

    When birds sneak eggs into others' nest, mom and dad can learn to find their own.

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  6. Health & Medicine

    Gene variant may help against emphysema, asthma

    Uncommon version seems to lessen risk of lung disease in smokers.

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  7. Physics

    Frozen light stays fresh longer

    Researchers have trapped light in an ultracold cloud of atoms for 1.5 seconds.

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  8. Climate

    Carbon dioxide: Blame where blame is due?

    Blog: Measuring outsourcing of greenhouse gases. From the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union.

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  9. Earth

    Cameras catch underwater volcano in the act

    Seafloor eruption in the South Pacific is the deepest and most violent yet seen.

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  10. Life

    Do-it-yourself bed-bug detector

    With bed-bug numbers on the rise in North America, researchers test homemade bug finders.

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  11. Space

    Herschel Space Observatory sees stars being born

    A recently launched infrared observatory has discovered about 700 newly forming stars.

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  12. Life

    Groovy teeth suggest dinosaur was venomous

    Fossils show depression in upper jaw that held venom-producing glands.

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  13. Life

    Lupus not identical in twins

    Differences in DNA methylation may account for why one sibling gets the autoimmune disease while the other stays healthy.

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  14. Space

    Stay tuned: New star coming in 1 million years

    Radio observations of a dark, dusty cloud in a nearby star-forming region have revealed one of the earliest phases of star formation and may reveal new insights on starbirth.

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  15. Science Future for January 16, 2010

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  16. Toward the Healthy City: People, Places, and the Politics of Urban Planning by Jason Corburn

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  17. Engineering Invention: Frank J. Sprague and the U.S. Electrical Industry by Frederick Dalzell

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  18. Life Along the Inner Coast by Robert L. Lippson and Alice Jane Lippson

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  19. Jump into Science: Active Learning for Preschool Children by Rae Pica

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  20. Book Review: Megadisasters: The Science of Predicting the Next Catastrophe by Florin Diacu

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  21. Book Review: Danger to Self: On the Front Line with an E.R. Psychiatrist by Paul R. Linde

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  22. Powering the national labs as engines of discovery

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  23. On the Fringe

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  24. Evolution’s Bad Girl

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  25. The Ties That Bind

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  26. Letters

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  27. Science Past from the issue of January 16, 1960

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  28. The Double Helix and the Law of Evidence by David H. Kaye

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