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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.

  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.

  3. Animals

    Right eye required for finding Mrs. Right

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

  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.

  5. Chemistry

    Solar blobs collide with a bounce

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

  6. Tech

    Cancer cells executed by magnet

    Metal nanoparticles trigger cell's own death machinery.

  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.

  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.

  9. Health & Medicine

    Tomato compound might prevent some strokes

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

  10. Planetary Science

    Scientists probe fresh Martian meteorite 

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

  11. Neuroscience

    Teens can keep their cool to win rewards

    An unexpected experimental result suggests adolescent impulsivity is not inevitable.

  12. Math

    Living longer comes easier

    Human longevity is largely a modern phenomenon.

  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.

  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.

  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.

  16. Earth

    Years after big quake, Turkish fault still slip-sliding

    Creeping movement underscores the seismic danger threatening Istanbul.

  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.

  18. Neuroscience

    Highlights from Neuroscience 2012

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

  19. Genetics

    Cloning-like method targets mitochondrial diseases

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

  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.

  21. Science & Society

    Science Future for November 17, 2012

  22. SN Online

  23. Science & Society

    Air: The Restless Shaper of the World

    by William Bryant Logan.

  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.

  25. Climate

    Extremely Bad Weather

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

  26. Letters

  27. Science & Society

    Science Past from the issue of November 17, 1962

  28. Health & Medicine

    Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep

    by David K. Randall.