Vol. 182 No. #9 Archives

More Stories from the November 3, 2012 issue

  1. Life

    Birds catching malaria in Alaska

    The mosquito-spread disease may be transmitted north of the Arctic Circle as climate shifts.

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  2. Humans

    Feather finds hint at Neandertal art

    Plumage found at ancient sites may indicate capability for abstract thought among humans’ Stone Age cousins.

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  3. Astronomy

    Team glimpses black hole’s secrets

    In the distant galaxy M87, new observations about structure’s rotational speed and jets show the potential of a budding telescope network.

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  4. Tech

    Degradable devices vanish after use

    Technique combines silicon, magnesium and silk for medical implants, transistors and digital cameras that can melt away.

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  5. Health & Medicine

    Male DNA found in female brains

    Postmortem sampling suggests fetal cells can slip through the blood-brain barrier.

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  6. Chemistry

    Chemical bond shields extreme microbes from poison

    Molecular structure explains how ‘arsenic life’ bacteria instead survive by fishing out phosphate from their surroundings.

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  7. Life

    Duck-billed dino could slice and dice

    Ancient animal’s teeth were made of six different tissue types.

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  8. Humans

    Human-Neandertal mating gets a new date

    Late Stone Age interbreeding between Neandertals and people may have left a mark on Europeans’ DNA.

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  9. Life

    Mouse stem cells yield viable eggs

    Japanese scientists’ technical feat might provide new insights about protecting and extending human fertility.

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  10. Life

    Black mamba bite packs potent painkiller

    Scientists find that a component of snake venom blocks pain-sensing nerve signals.

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  11. Space

    Superfast star spotted orbiting Milky Way’s black hole

    Upcoming gravitational close encounter will test relativity theories in the extreme.

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  12. Life

    2012 medicine Nobel honors research on reprogramming adult cells

    John Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka share this year's prize.

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  13. Physics

    2012 physics Nobel recognizes experiments probing quantum world

    Serge Haroche and David Wineland win for investigating single particles of light and matter.

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  14. Life

    Research in cell communication system wins 2012 chemistry Nobel

    G protein-coupled receptors relay messages from other cells and the environment into the cell's interior.

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  15. Astronomy

    The alien next door

    Newly discovered planet is just 4.4 light-years distant.

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  16. Microbes

    Protecting the planet

    Catharine “Cassie” Conley has the coolest job title at NASA: She’s the agency’s planetary protection officer. (The best title used to be “director of the universe,” but a reconfiguration a few years back eliminated that job description, she says.)

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  17. Science Future for November 3, 2012

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  18. SN Online

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  19. The Spine of the Continent: The Most Ambitious Wildlife Conservation Project Ever Undertaken by Mary Ellen Hannibal

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  20. The Science of Human Perfection: How Genes Became the Heart of American Medicine by Nathaniel Comfort

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  21. Owls of the World: A Photographic Guide by Heimo Mikkola

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  22. Fifty Minerals That Changed the Course of History by Eric Chaline

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  23. Humans

    Homo Mysterious

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  24. Math

    The Joy of x

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  25. Life

    Nouveaux Antennas

    A single hairlike appendage may allow a cell to sense the outside world

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  26. Health & Medicine

    Suicidal Threads

    Early abuse weaves its way into the brain, with potentially tragic consequences.

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  27. Astronomy

    Prospecting for Quasicrystals

    Siberian journey nets a mineralogical space oddity.

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  28. Letters

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  29. Science Past from the issue of November 3, 1962

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  30. Wonderful Life with the Elements: The Periodic Table Personified by Bunpei Yorifuji

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