Vol. 181 No. #10 Archives

More Stories from the May 19, 2012 issue

  1. Life

    Fossils show signs of earliest burrowing

    Worms’ seafloor tunneling more than a half-billion years ago could have stirred up evolutionary forces.

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  2. Health & Medicine

    Slacker rat, worker rat

    Rodent work ethic, like people’s, comes in two types.

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  3. Health & Medicine

    Mapping the brain’s superhighways

    New scans created using diffusion MRI technique reveal an order to information flow in the mind.

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  4. Space

    Planets’ gravity tidies stellar ring

    The vast dust disk around the star Fomalhaut hints at a pair of orbiting bodies.

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  5. Health & Medicine

    Autism linked to obesity in pregnancy

    Association may spark research into a possible biological mechanism.

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  6. Life

    Bat-killing fungus is a European import

    Tracing the origins of the strain that causes white-nose syndrome in U.S. animals to Europe, scientists show that infection ups arousal rate during hibernation, depleting energy stores.

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  7. Life

    Pigeon navigation finding called off-course

    Iron-containing cells that had been reported in beaks look mostly like immune system components, a new study finds.

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  8. Physics

    Long-sought particles possibly glimpsed

    Majorana fermions, which are their own antiparticle, could one day be useful in quantum computing.

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  9. Health & Medicine

    Movie clips help ease drug craving

    Images of heroin may prove useful in treating addiction.

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  10. Humans

    Ancient walking gets weirder

    Fossil footprints and bones suggest variations among human ancestors in upright gait and stance.

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  11. Humans

    Highlights from the American Association of Physical Anthropologists annual meeting, Portland, Ore., April 11-14

    Shorts on Stone Age finds in Southeast Asia, chatting among Neandertal ancestors and early cannibalism.

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  12. Life

    Daytime anesthesia gives bees jet lag

    Honeybees, as stand-ins for surgery patients, show drug’s aftereffects as biorhythms get out sync.

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  13. Life

    Engineering better hair transplants

    Cell-based approach to new follicles takes hold in skin.

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  14. Life

    See, blind mice

    Transplants of light-gathering cells restore night vision in rodents.

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  15. Space

    Hunt for cosmic ray source falls short

    After failure to detect neutrinos from gamma-ray bursts, scientists might need to revise theories.

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  16. Life

    Polar bears older than previously thought

    New analysis reveals that the Arctic species dates back to about 600,000 years ago.

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  17. Chemistry

    Synthetic heredity molecules emulate DNA

    Scientists have created six XNAs that, like the genetic building blocks they mimic, can store and pass on hereditary information.

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  18. Astronomy

    Dark matter search turns up empty

    New calculations suggest dearth of invisible substance in solar neighborhood.

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  19. Science Future for May 19, 2012

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  20. SN Online

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  21. The Science Life

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  22. Before the Lights Go Out: Conquering the Energy Crisis Before It Conquers Us by Maggie Koerth-Baker

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  23. The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards by William J. Broad

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  24. Taste What You’re Missing: The Passionate Eater’s Guide to Why Good Food Tastes Good by Barb Stuckey

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  25. Baby-Making: What the New Reproductive Treatments Mean for Families and Society by Bart Fauser and Paul Devroey

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  26. BOOK REVIEW: The Story of Earth: The First 4.5 Billion Years, from Stardust to Living Planet by Robert M. Hazen

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  27. BOOK REVIEW: Waking the Giant: How a Changing Climate Triggers Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes by Bill McGuire

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  28. Secret of a Lifetime

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  29. Traces of Inaugural Life

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  30. The Hot and Cold of Priming

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  31. Letters

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  32. Science Past from the issue of May 19, 1962

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  33. SNAP: Seizing Your Aha! Moments by Katherine Ramsland

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