Vol. 157 No. #26

More Stories from the June 24, 2000 issue

  1. Astronomy

    Model Tracks Storms from the Sun

    Teams of astronomers have developed a reliable method for predicting the time it takes for solar storms to arrive at Earth and have gathered observations confirming a model of how the sun's outer atmosphere, or corona, manages to store up enough magnetic energy to induce these upheavals.

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  2. Paleontology

    Overlooked fossil spread first feathers

    A new look at a fossil that had been lying in a drawer in Moscow for nearly 30 years has uncovered the oldest known feathered animal.

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  3. Astronomy

    Sugarcoated news arrives from space

    Scientists spotted a simple sugar in interstellar space for the first time.

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  4. Brain wiring depends on multifaceted gene

    A single gene may produce 38,000 unique proteins that guide the growth of the developing brain.

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  5. Earth

    Candid cameras catch rare Asian cats

    Remote cameras have confirmed that despite 30 years of armed conflict, jungle cats and many other large mammals continue to thrive in Cambodia.

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  6. Hands, not eyes, hold clue to illusion

    Psychologists disprove a leading hypothesis for the size-weight illusion—an error that arises when people try to estimate the weights of two bodies of different sizes but the same mass.

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  7. Health & Medicine

    Silencing a gene slows breast-tumor fighter

    The protein encoded by the HOXA5 gene plays a key role in fighting breast cancer, helping to switch on cancer-suppressing genes.

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  8. Animals

    Cicada Subtleties

    What part of 10,000 cicadas screeching don't you understand?

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