Vol. 178 No. #2 Archives

More Stories from the July 17, 2010 issue

  1. Health & Medicine

    Different berries, similar cancer-fighting effects

    Animal tests suggest that esophageal and breast cancer might make good targets for several types of berries as dietary supplements.

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  2. Life

    Forget mice, elephants intimidated by ants

    Swarms of little nuisances have an outsized effect on who nibbles which trees in the African savanna.

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  3. Health & Medicine

    Vitamin B6 linked to lowered lung cancer risk

    High levels of folate and the amino acid methionine also seem to help, a new study finds.

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  4. Health & Medicine

    Genetic defect tied to autoimmune diseases

    Rare mutations in an enzyme lead to several different disorders.

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  5. Humans

    For sight-reading music, practice doesn’t make perfect

    Individual memory differences may set upper limits on pianists’ sight-reading skill, regardless of their experience.

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  6. Physics

    Physics in free fall

    Physicists drop supercold atoms down an elevator shaft to see what will happen.

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  7. Earth

    Even a newborn canyon is big in Texas

    A flood carved a surprisingly large gorge that may help understand features on Earth and Mars.

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  8. Anthropology

    Lucy fossil gets jolted upright by Big Man

    Scientists have unearthed a 3.6-million-year-old partial hominid skeleton that may recast the iconic species as humanlike walkers.

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  9. Animals

    Climate change may favor couch-potato elk

    With drought and rising temperatures in Wyoming, migratory animals suffer while stay-at-home members of the same herd thrive

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  10. Health & Medicine

    Stopping platelets at the source

    An experimental treatment may prevent harmful clotting and less need for drugs that increase bleeding risk, a study in baboons shows.

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  11. Life

    Vestigial no more

    Gene doppelgängers may help regulate their look-alikes.

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  12. Health & Medicine

    Snakes on the brain

    In a bizarre experiment, researchers delve into the neural roots of courage.

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  13. Physics

    Memories made of light

    Physicists find a more efficient way to store quantum information in a crystal, a step towards super-secure quantum communications.

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  14. Earth

    Antarctic shoal breaks the ice

    Instruments on a massive berg help pinpoint a previously unreported undersea ridge.

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  15. Blind mice see again

    Researchers use a bacterial gene to cure blindness in mice.

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  16. Archaeology

    Serbian site may have hosted first copper makers

    Newly identified remnants of copper smelting at a 7,000-year-old Serbian site fuel debate over where and when this practice began.

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  17. Neutrino experiments sow seeds of possible revolution

    Recent results from two experiments that examine the behavior of neutrinos and anti-neutrinos hint at the possibility of a revolution in particle physics.

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  18. Computing

    Circling the square

    The scientist who scanned the first digital image aims to smooth the pixel.

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  19. Ecosystems

    Bats, wolves feel the heat

    News from the annual meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists in Laramie, Wyo., June 11-15

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  20. Science Future for July 17, 2010

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  21. Super Structures: The Science of Bridges, Buildings, Dams, and Other Feats of Engineering by Mark Denny

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  22. Life in the Hothouse: How a Living Planet Survives Climate Change by Melanie Lenart

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  23. Remembering Smell: A Memoir of Losing – and Discovering – the Primal Sense by Bonnie Blodgett

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  24. Explaining Research: How to Reach Key Audiences to Advance Your Work by Dennis Meredith

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  25. Book Review: Pandora’s Seed: The Unforeseen Cost of Civilization by Spencer Wells

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  26. Book Review: Not Exactly: In Praise of Vagueness by Kees van Deemter

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  27. Nutrition society president says eat less, move more

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  28. Safety in Numbers

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  29. Enzymes Exposed

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  30. All Patterns Great and Small

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  31. Letters

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  32. Science Past from the issue of July 16, 1960

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  33. Exploring the Solar System with Binoculars by Stephen James O’Meara

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