Vol. 178 No. #11 Archives

More Stories from the November 20, 2010 issue

  1. Physics

    Holy moley

    Adding more decimal places to Avogadro constant could produce a better definition of the kilogram.

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  2. Life

    Gene therapy for depression

    Researchers were able to reduce pathological behaviors in mice by delivering genetic material to a particular brain region.

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  3. Math

    Marathoning made easy

    Or at least endurable, by calculating and then keeping to a physiologically sustainable pace.

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  4. Physics

    Sailing toward the island of stability

    The creation of six new superheavy isotopes has encouraged researchers who hope to find long-lived elements of even greater mass.

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  5. Health & Medicine

    Anticancer protein might combat HIV

    The tumor suppressor p21 shows up in abundance in some people who are impervious to developing AIDS despite being infected, a study shows.

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  6. Health & Medicine

    Pet frogs can transmit salmonella

    A CDC investigation adds a common aquarium species to the list of amphibians that can carry and spread bacteria.

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  7. Chemistry

    Breathe better with bitter

    Taste receptors in the lungs open airways in response to acrid gases.

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  8. Tech

    Robots can use coffee as a picker-upper

    A gripper made of a bag of loose grains has advantages over grasping devices that use individual digits.

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  9. Humans

    Weighing risks, convicts display blind spots

    Prisoners often don’t appreciate likely gains or losses in making decisions, a finding with possible policy implications.

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  10. Health & Medicine

    Pancreatic cancer years in the making

    A decade elapses from the first cancer-related mutation to tumor formation, and several more years pass until the disease spreads to other organs, a new study finds. The work raises the possibility that a usually deadly malignancy can be treated before it’s too late.

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  11. Life

    1000 Genomes pilot a hit with geneticists

    The first stage of a project to probe human genetic diversity has found millions of new variations.

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  12. Health & Medicine

    The fingers don’t lie

    The brain has at least two copy editors, typing experiments show.

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  13. Humans

    Deep African roots for toolmaking method

    A method for trimming stone-tool edges appeared 75,000 years ago in southern Africa, archaeologists contend, long before previous evidence of the practice.

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  14. Space

    Revealing the galaxy’s dark side

    Observations of the Milky Way’s center detect gamma rays characteristic of the universe’s missing mass.

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  15. Tech

    Trading places

    As the pace of financial transactions accelerates, researchers look forward to a time when the only limiting factor is the speed of light.

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  16. Earth

    Arctic lake yields climate record

    A Siberian drilling project goes to great lengths to capture an ancient climate record in a 3.6 million-year-old crater.

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  17. Planetary Science

    New rock type found on moon

    Odd spots on the lunar farside could be ancient material that originated deep inside the moon.

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  18. Earth

    Fossil fangs not so fierce

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  19. Science Future for November 20, 2010

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  20. Virtual Words by Jonathon Keats

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  21. Atlas of Science by Katy Börner

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  22. Super Species by Garry Hamilton

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  23. The Field Guide to Natural Phenomena by Keith Heidorn and Ian Whitelaw

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  24. Absolutely Small: How Quantum Theory Explains Our Everyday World by Michael D. Fayer

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  25. Present at the Creation: The Story of CERN and the Large Hadron Collider by Amir D. Aczel

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  26. ThermoPoetics: Energy in Victorian Literature and Science by Barri J. Gold

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  27. The Instant Physicist: An Illustrated Guide by Richard A. Muller

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  28. The Shape of Inner Space: String Theory and the Geometry of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions by Shing-Tung Yau and Steve Nadis

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  29. Physics of the Human Body by Richard P. McCall

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  30. Book Review: The Mind’s Eye by Oliver Sacks

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  31. Book Review: Eels: An Exploration, from New Zealand to the Sargasso, of the World’s Most Mysterious Fish by James Prosek

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  32. Book Review: The Many Worlds of Hugh Everett III: Multiple Universes, Mutual Assured Destruction, and the Meltdown of a Nuclear Family by Peter Byrne

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  33. A skeptic of quantum theory explains his misgivings

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  34. Quantum weirdness

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  35. 75 years of entanglement

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  36. Past SN Quantum coverage

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  37. Quantum Physics

    Clash of the Quantum Titans

    After decades of debate, disputes over the mathematical rules governing reality remain unresolved.

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  38. Quantum Physics

    Everyday Entanglement

    Physicists are taking quantum weirdness out of the lab.

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  39. Quantum Physics

    Like fate of cat, quantum debate is still unresolved

    Entanglement is now one of the hottest research fields in physics. It is pursued not only for insights into the nature of reality, but also for developing new technologies.

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  40. Science Past from the issue of November 19, 1960

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  41. The Price of Altruism by Oren Harman

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