Vol. 178 No. #3 Archives

More Stories from the July 31, 2010 issue

  1. Earth

    Moby Dick meets Jaws

    A recently discovered fossil demonstrates that giant whales weren’t always as gentle as they are today.

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  2. Earth

    African fossils suggest complex life arose early

    Researchers find evidence that Earth’s earliest multicellular life got going 2.1 billion years ago.

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  3. Health & Medicine

    Stem cells from blood a ‘huge’ milestone

    New technique promises to be easier, cheaper and faster than other harvesting methods.

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  4. Health & Medicine

    Vaccine for Marburg virus passes monkey test

    Tests suggest that the lethal hemorrhagic virus can be stopped if countered soon after exposure.

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  5. Climate

    Methane releases in arctic seas could wreak devastation

    Warming climate could lead to dead zones, acidification and shifts at the base of the ocean’s food chain.

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  6. Life

    Saber-toothed cats strong-armed prey

    Smilodon fatalis used strong forelimbs to pin victims, an analysis of fossils shows.

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  7. Humans

    Botox injections put a crease in emotional evaluations

    By immobilizing a muscle needed for frowning, Botox injections may interfere with a person’s ability to assess others’ emotions.

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  8. Psychology

    Voter madness

    Sports outcomes can influence politicians’ performance at the polls.

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  9. Computing

    Machine versus manhole

    Computer scientists take on one of New York’s weirder quality-of-life issues: which will be the next to explode?

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  10. Health & Medicine

    Protein regulator shows promise against addiction

    Elevating levels of a tiny molecule in rats’ brains blunted the animals’ cocaine use.

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  11. Psychology

    Ancient hominids grabbed early northern exposure

    Newly recovered stone tools indicate that hominids lived in chilly northwestern Europe more than 800,000 years ago.

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  12. Earth

    Africa’s bumper crop of dust

    Seafloor sediments show that agriculture has greatly boosted airborne dust in the last two centuries.

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  13. Space

    The incredible shrinking proton

    If the subatomic particle really is smaller than thought, a cherished theory may need tweaking.

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  14. Health & Medicine

    Fish oil may fight breast cancer

    Other popular dietary supplements fail to show protection, a large study shows.

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  15. Physics

    Taming turbulence from afar

    New research shows that measurements of smooth fluid motion away from an object can be used to characterize the roiling flow right up next to it.

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  16. Health & Medicine

    Newly discovered antibodies may boost AIDS vaccine research

    Inducing production of these potent HIV neutralizers will pose a challenge.

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  17. Science Future for July 31, 2010

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  18. Professor Stewart’s Hoard of Mathematical Treasures by Ian Stewart

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  19. Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate About the Nature of Reality by Manjit Kumar

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  20. Dogs: Domestication and the Development of a Social Bond by Darcy F. Morey

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  21. Growing Patterns: Fibonacci Numbers in Nature by Sarah C. Campbell

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  22. Book Review: Wisdom: From Philosophy to Neuroscience by Stephen S. Hall

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  23. Book Review: Voyager: Seeking Newer Worlds in the Third Great Age of Discovery by Stephen J. Pyne

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  24. A university strives for the high road to sustainability

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  25. Beneath that blazing facade

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  26. Nature’s recourse

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  27. The incredible shrinking solar cell

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  28. Letters

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  29. Science Past  from the issue of July 30, 1960

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  30. Bursts: The Hidden Pattern Behind Everything We Do by Albert-László Barabási

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