Vol. 175 No. #12 Archives

More Stories from the June 6, 2009 issue

  1. Health & Medicine

    Narcolepsy linked to immune system

    Genome association study finds a second connection between the sleep disorder and the body's disease-fighting apparatus

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  2. Physics

    Molecule turns red at breaking point

    Materials made with a color-changing molecule may offer a red signal when under stress.

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  3. Space

    Using dead stars to spot gravitational waves

    Astronomers are proposing a novel way to detect gravitational waves using ultraprecise observations of already known stars.

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  4. Animals

    Basking sharks head south for winter

    Satellite-tagging data suggest that basking sharks migrate south to the Caribbean in winter.

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  5. Life

    Suppress-the-mob gene found in queen termites

    Gene may help keep workers from illicit, royalty-threatening reproduction.

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  6. Archaeology

    Biocides inducing resistance in Lascaux cave’s microbes

    Study makes researchers wonder whether they should treat fungus or not.

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  7. Humans

    Science receives a budget bonanza

    Obama's budget blueprint for fiscal year 2010 delivers large research and development increases, although some rely heavily on the stimulus package, a one-time spending boost.

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  8. Life

    Misread epigenetic signals play role in leukemia

    A genetic mistake causes misinterpretation of epigenetic marks, leading to cancer.

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  9. Space

    Sun entering weakest cycle since 1928

    NOAA releases new predictions for solar cycle.

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  10. Chemistry

    How RNA got started

    Scientists identify chemical reactions that could be responsible for the origin of life.

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  11. Life

    For blood stem cells, the force is strong

    Blood flow boosts production of blood stem cells, two new studies show.

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  12. Health & Medicine

    Scorpion venom neutralized

    An antivenom drug commonly used in Mexico counteracts poisonous scorpion stings, researchers in Arizona find.

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  13. Psychology

    School-age lead exposures most harmful to IQ

    New studies find lead exposure has greater potency in school-age children than in infants and toddlers, including effects on brain volume.

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  14. Humans

    Intel ISEF winners announced

    Projects on smarter roundworms, glowing bacteria as pollutant detectors and the shared history of bees and nematodes take three top spots; Seaborg winner also named.

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  15. Science Past from the issue of June 6, 1959

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  16. Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock That Shaped the World by Tom Zoellner

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  17. The Cosmic Connection: How Astronomical Events Impact Life on Earth by Jeff Kanipe

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  18. The Illustrious Dead by Stephan Talty

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  19. Crocheting Adventures with Hyperbolic Planes by Daina Taimina

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  20. Book Review: 1001 Inventions That Changed the World by Jack Challoner, ed.

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  21. Book Review: Diagnosis: Mercury Money, Politics & Poison by Jane M. Hightower

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  22. Quest for energy efficiency needs public engagement

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  23. Serotonin: What the gut feeds the bones

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  24. Nanomaker’s Toolkit

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  25. Cosmology

    Infinity

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  26. Letters

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  27. Science Future for June 6, 2009

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  28. How Women Got Their Curves and Other Just-So Stories: Evolutionary Enigmas by David P. Barash and Judith Eve Lipton

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