Vol. 177 No. #1 Archives

More Stories from the January 2, 2010 issue

  1. Chemistry

    Elusive triangular snowflakes explained

    Dust particles,wind and aerodynamics could steer some snowflakes toward a three-sided fate

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  2. Anthropology

    Contested signs of mass cannibalism

    A new study yields controversial evidence of mass cannibalism in central Europe 7,000 years ago.

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  3. Life

    Bird feeding, migration could be splitting a species

    German birds that spend the off-season at U.K. birdfeeders now look slightly different from neighbors that migrate to Spain

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  4. Health & Medicine

    Targeting microRNA knocks out hepatitis C

    Blocking a small molecule, a new drug reduces levels of the virus, chimp study shows.

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  5. Space

    Black hole may construct its own galactic home

    Observations of a ‘homeless’ quasar suggest new ideas for galaxy formation.

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  6. Physics

    Chink found in armor of perfect cloak

    A theoretical perfect cloaking device could be foiled using charged particles, a new study suggests.

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  7. Health & Medicine

    Patients deficient in vitamin D fare worse in battle with lymphoma

    A new study suggests that the sunshine vitamin may play protective role against common form of the blood cancer.

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  8. Health & Medicine

    H1N1 hits sickle cell kids hard

    Cases particularly acute in children with the chronic blood condition.

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  9. Life

    Bacteria seen swimming the electron shuffle

    Researchers have captured the bacterium Shewanella’s behavior on film, and the microbes didn’t behave as expected

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  10. Chemistry

    Batteries made from nanotubes … and paper

    Scientists have made batteries and supercapacitors with little more than ordinary office paper and some carbon and silver nanomaterials.

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  11. Psychology

    Depression medication may offer mood lift via personality shift

    A new study suggests that commonly used antidepressants may work after first altering personality traits.

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  12. Life

    Model for powerful flu fighters from existing drugs

    Computer screening mines inventory of existing drugs to find possible new drugs that the H1N1 and H5N1 flu viruses just wouldn’t be able to resist.

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  13. Health & Medicine

    Best choice for chronic leukemia treatment may change

    A newer treatment outperforms current frontline drug Gleevec in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia and an older drug may plug gap in coverage.

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  14. Earth

    The big spill: Flood could have filled Mediterranean in less than two years

    Discovery of a distinctive channel and new calculations of possible water movement suggest a fast and furious flow formed the sea.

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  15. Chemistry

    Clever way to break the nitrogen-nitrogen bond

    New chemical reaction cleaves dinitrogen molecule and brings carbon and nitrogen together.

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  16. Life

    Giant panda genome unveiled

    DNA clues suggest little inbreeding, surprise on the bamboo diet.

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  17. Space

    Experiment detects particles of dark matter, maybe

    Events in underground experiment too few for certainty, but match the signature of WIMPs.

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  18. Science Future for January 2, 2010

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  19. Viruses, Plagues, & History: Past, Present, and Future by Michael B.A. Oldstone

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  20. Seasick: Ocean Change and the Extinction of Life on Earth by Alanna Mitchell

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  21. Mr. Jefferson and the Giant Moose: Natural History in Early America by Lee Alan Dugatkin

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  22. Take-Home Physics: 65 High-Impact, Low-Cost Labs by Michael Horton

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  23. Book Review: The Elements: A Visual Exploration of Every Known Atom in the Universe by Theodore Gray

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  24. Book Review: The Three Cultures: Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, and the Humanities in the 21st Century by Jerome Kagan

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  25. STEM talent: Moving beyond traditional boundaries

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  26. Math

    2009 Science News of the Year: Numbers

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  27. Life

    2009 Science News of the Year: Genes & Cells

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  28. Life

    2009 Science News of the Year: Life

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  29. Health & Medicine

    2009 Science News of the Year: Body & Brain

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  30. Physics

    2009 Science News of the Year: Matter & Energy

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  31. Health & Medicine

    2009 Science News of the Year: Nutrition

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  32. Chemistry

    2009 Science News of the Year: Molecules

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  33. Earth

    2009 Science News of the Year: Earth

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  34. Earth

    2009 Science News of the Year: Environment

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  35. Tech

    2009 Science News of the Year: Technology

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  36. Humans

    2009 Science News of the Year: Science & Society

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  37. 2009 Science News of the Year

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  38. Humans

    2009 Science News of the Year: Humans

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  39. Space

    2009 Science News of the Year: Atom & Cosmos

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  40. Letters

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  41. Science Past from the issue of January 2, 1960

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  42. The Math Book by Clifford A. Pickover

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