Vol. 181 No. #12 Archives

More Stories from the June 16, 2012 issue

  1. Humans

    Crime numbers may mislead

    Criminologists argue that city safety rankings should consider underreporting and other sources of error in compiling statistics.

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  2. Psychology

    When good moods go decisively bad

    Positive feelings may lead seniors to weigh fewer options and make poorer choices in some situations.

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  3. Physics

    Physicists go totally random

    Calculations suggest a way to boost the independence of information flow, a finding that could help in cryptography.

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  4. Space

    More than one way to explode a star

    New observations confirm two leading theories of type 1a supernova production.

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  5. Health & Medicine

    Rare neurons found in monkeys’ brains

    Cells linked to empathy and consciousness in primates may offer clues to human self-awareness.

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  6. Humans

    Maya wall calendar discovered

    Classic-era structure displays rare calculations of lunar and planetary cycles.

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  7. Astronomy

    Sun’s shock wave goes missing

    Spacecraft observations redraw astronomers’ ideas about the local stellar environment.

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  8. Life

    Culture results when chimps get cracking

    Adjacent groups in Africa follow different traditions when it comes to opening nuts.

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  9. Life

    Gene appears linked with a person’s daily rhythms

    Variations could play a role in determining time of death, or help shift workers better adapt.

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  10. Life

    Genes may influence body’s bacteria

    Specific DNA variants have been found to be associated with the types of microbes that colonize a person’s body.

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  11. Retinal implants could restore partial vision

    In lab tests on rat retinas, a photovoltaic chip helps display images through special goggles.

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  12. Life

    Gene study links stronger memories, PTSD

    New finding may help explain why some people experience psychological problems after traumatic experiences.

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  13. Health & Medicine

    Even moderate noise may harm hearing

    Chronic, low-level sound exposure causes deficits in rats.

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  14. Tech

    Paralyzed woman grips, sips coffee with robot arm

    For the first time, a brain-computer interface is powerful enough to enable useful movement in human patients.

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  15. Space

    Stellar superflares’ trigger challenged

    Massive eruptions on sunlike stars might not require magnetic interactions from a big, hot, nearby planet.

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  16. Life

    Good cholesterol may not be what keeps the heart healthy

    Genetic study suggests that higher levels of HDL aren’t directly responsible for the lower risk of cardiovascular disease seen in population studies.

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  17. Humans

    From cancer to quantum, teens’ scientific feats celebrated

    Winners of the 2012 Intel ISEF show the promise of science for improving the world.

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  18. Life

    How not to eat the wrong frog

    Panamanian bats use an array of senses to keep from ingesting poison prey.

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  19. Science Future for June 16, 2012

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  20. SN Online

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  21. Science at 15,000 feet

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  22. Learning From the Octopus: How Secrets from Nature Can Help Us Fight Terrorist Attacks, Natural Disasters, and Disease by Rafe Sagarin

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  23. Transit of Venus: 1631 to the Present by Nick Lomb

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  24. Dolphin Confidential: Confessions of a Field Biologist by Maddalena Bearzi

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  25. Evolution in a Toxic World by Emily Monosson

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  26. BOOK REVIEW: Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet by Andrew Blum

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  27. BOOK REVIEW: The Cure For Everything: Untangling Twisted Messages about Health, Fitness, and Happiness by Timothy Caulfield

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  28. Health & Medicine

    Feel the Burn

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  29. Space

    At Home in the Universe

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  30. Earth

    Defying Depth

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  31. Letters

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  32. Science Past from the issue of June 16, 1962

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  33. The Brain: Big Bangs, Behaviors, and Beliefs by Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall

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