Vol. 182 No. #1 Archives

More Stories from the July 14, 2012 issue

  1. Astronomy

    Milky Way will be hit head-on

    The Andromeda galaxy is destined to slam directly into ours, new observations from the Hubble Space Telescope show.

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  2. Animals

    How a mosquito survives a raindrop hit

    Lightweight insects can ride a water droplet, as long as they separate from it before hitting the ground.

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  3. Health & Medicine

    Why antipsychotics need time to kick in

    Insight into how some schizophrenia drugs work may explain why compounds that build up in the brain can take weeks to provide relief.

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  4. Health & Medicine

    Replacing fatty acids may fight MS

    Patients are deficient in four key lipids that neutralize immune cells linked to inflammation and nerve damage.

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  5. Space

    Some newfound planets are something else

    A re-evaluation of the Kepler mission’s data suggests one in three hot giant orbs it discovered is actually another kind of object.

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  6. Physics

    The electric flour voltage test

    Granular materials give off a zap just before slipping, a finding with potential implications for sensing the starts of silo disasters or earthquakes.

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  7. Earth

    Ancient volcanoes destroyed ozone

    Prehistoric eruptions gave off huge amounts of a gas that erodes the UV-blocking atmospheric layer.

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  8. Health & Medicine

    Diet sodas may confuse brain’s ‘calorie counter’

    Among regular consumers of sugar-free soft drinks, networks that equate sweet flavors with energy intake may grow numb to the real stuff.

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  9. Life

    Grasshoppers’ terror outlives them

    After an existence plagued by predatory spiders, the insects pass into oblivion, leaving a legacy of impoverished soil.

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  10. Earth

    13th century volcano mystery may be solved

    Indonesian volcano may be the culprit in the biggest eruption of the last seven millennia.

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  11. Astronomy

    Giant celestial disk hard to explain

    A star's oversized debris ring challenges theories of planet formation.

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  12. Space

    American Astronomical Society Meeting

    Highlights from the 220th AAS meeting held June 10-14 in Anchorage, Alaska.

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  13. Health & Medicine

    Like a prion, Alzheimer’s protein seeds itself in the brain

    Injecting amyloid-beta into mice may induce misfolding of native amyloid-beta molecules, leading to the buildup associated with the neuron-killing disease.

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  14. Life

    Second of two blocked flu papers released

    Held back for months by a U.S. government biosafety board, the research pinpoints five mutations that render the potent H5N1 virus transmissible through air.

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  15. Health & Medicine

    Body and Brain

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  16. Science Future for July 14, 2012

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  17. SN Online

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  18. Bringing science to Buddhist monks

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  19. The Universe in Zero Words: The Story of Mathematics as Told through Equations Dana Mackenzie

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  20. The Value of Species by Edward L. McCord

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  21. No Time to Lose: A Life in Pursuit of Deadly Viruses by Peter Piot

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  22. Secret Lives of Ants by Jae Choe

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  23. BOOK REVIEW: The Man with the Bionic Brain: And Other Victories over Paralysis by Jon Mukand

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  24. BOOK REVIEW: Dialogues on 2012: Why the World Will Not End by Christopher Keating

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  25. Chasing a Cosmic Engine

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  26. Animals

    Mosquitoes Remade

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  27. Letters

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  28. Science Past from the issue of July, 1962

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  29. Bird Sense: What It’s Like to Be a Bird by Tim Birkhead

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