Vol. 182 No. #10 Archives

More Stories from the November 17, 2012 issue

  1. Science & Society

    Misconduct prompts most retractions

    Two-thirds of scientific papers pulled from journals are for fraud, suspected fraud and plagiarism.

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  2. Health & Medicine

    Common heart treatment fails to help

    People prescribed beta blockers are no more likely to avoid a heart attack or stroke than those not getting them.

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  3. Animals

    Right eye required for finding Mrs. Right

    Finches flirt unwisely if they can only use their left eyes.

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  4. Science & Society

    Banks err by confusing risk, uncertainty

    Too much information prompted bad currency projections by international money firms, a psychologist contends, and may have blinded them to the global financial crisis.

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  5. Chemistry

    Solar blobs collide with a bounce

    Superhot ejections from the sun surprise physicists by gaining energy of motion in collision.

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  6. Tech

    Cancer cells executed by magnet

    Metal nanoparticles trigger cell's own death machinery.

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  7. Chemistry

    Depths hold clues to dearth of xenon in air

    The gas doesn’t dissolve well in minerals deep inside Earth, a discovery that may explain why it’s also scarce in the atmosphere.

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  8. Animals

    Early arthropod had a fancy brain

    A 520-million-year-old fossil of a segmented animal shows that sophisticated central nervous systems are surprisingly ancient.

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  9. Health & Medicine

    Tomato compound might prevent some strokes

    Men with high blood concentrations of lycopene are less vulnerable, a study finds.

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  10. Planetary Science

    Scientists probe fresh Martian meteorite 

    Rock holds clues to Red Planet’s atmosphere and surface conditions.

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  11. Neuroscience

    Teens can keep their cool to win rewards

    An unexpected experimental result suggests adolescent impulsivity is not inevitable.

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  12. Math

    Living longer comes easier

    Human longevity is largely a modern phenomenon.

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  13. Health & Medicine

    Body & Brain

    Blood pressure decreases with apnea treatment, vitamins fail to protect against colorectal cancer, and more news from this week’s medical journals.

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  14. Psychology

    Delaying gratification is about worldview as much as willpower

    Preschoolers’ social expectations influence how long they’re willing to hold out for extra goodies.

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  15. Neuroscience

    Drug helps put bad memories to rest

    A brain injection before sleep aids fearful mice — and might lead to a PTSD treatment strategy.

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  16. Earth

    Years after big quake, Turkish fault still slip-sliding

    Creeping movement underscores the seismic danger threatening Istanbul.

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  17. Genetics

    Genetic mutations may explain a brain cancer’s tenacity

    DNA damage may transform adult cells in glioblastoma, making the malignancy harder to kill.

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  18. Neuroscience

    Highlights from Neuroscience 2012

    A collection of reports from the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting, New Orleans.

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  19. Genetics

    Cloning-like method targets mitochondrial diseases

    Providing healthy ‘power plants’ in donor egg cells appears feasible in humans, a new study finds.

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  20. Science & Society

    Insect illustrator

    Taina Litwak is an “art department of one” in D.C. for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Systematic Entomology Laboratory.

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  21. Science & Society

    Science Future for November 17, 2012

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  22. SN Online

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  23. Science & Society

    Air: The Restless Shaper of the World

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  24. Tech

    Beginnings of Bionic

    Electronics that bend with the human body may soon make their way into medical devices to track health, deliver treatments and improve surgery.

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  25. Climate

    Extremely Bad Weather

    Teasing out global warming's role in worsening hurricanes, droughts and other extreme events.

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  26. Letters

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  27. Science & Society

    Science Past from the issue of November 17, 1962

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  28. Health & Medicine

    Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep

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