Vol. 180 No. #10 Archives

More Stories from the November 5, 2011 issue

  1. Health & Medicine

    NSAIDs may be risky early in pregnancy

    Women who take common non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs during the first trimester could be endangering fetus, a study finds.

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  2. Health & Medicine

    Ringing in ears may have deeper source

    Tinnitus results from the brain’s effort to compensate for hearing loss, a study concludes.

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  3. Humans

    Humans reached Asia in two waves

    New genetic data show that some early migrants interbred with a mysterious Neandertal sister group.

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  4. Space

    Antennas reveal Antennae

    A giant radio telescope array in Chile’s Atacama Desert produces its first images.

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  5. Space

    Miniplanet sports megapeak

    The solar system’s second tallest mountain hides out in a crater at the south pole of the asteroid Vesta.

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  6. Life

    Heart disease has its own clock

    Disrupting circadian rhythms in mouse blood vessels hardens arteries, suggesting that timing malfunctions in organs may cause disease.

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  7. Life

    Stem cell advance uses cloning

    A method that uses eggs to do genetic reprogramming is successful in humans.

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  8. Space

    Saturn’s rings tell a comet’s tale

    Ripples made by a celestial impact 600 years ago can still be seen today.

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  9. Life

    Fossil moth reveals colorful hue

    Paleontologists deduce how ridges on the creature’s wings would have reflected light.

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  10. Humans

    Columbus’ arrival linked to carbon dioxide drop

    The depopulation of the Americas due to introduced European diseases may have spurred Europe's Little Ice Age.

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  11. Earth

    Trees have a tipping point

    Satellite data confirm that the amount of forest cover can shift suddenly in response to relatively small changes in fire frequency and rainfall.

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  12. Life

    Doubled gene means extra smarts

    Change during human evolution could have led to bigger brains.

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  13. Life

    No shortage of dangerous DNA

    Woman who lived until age 115 didn’t lack genes that predispose her to disease, but she may have had some that protected her.

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  14. Space

    Critics take aim at fast neutrinos

    Lack of energy trail suggests faster-than-light finding was miscalculated.

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  15. SN Online

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  16. Science Future for November 5, 2011

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  17. Science Past from the issue of November 4, 1961

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  18. The Fact of Evolution by Cameron M. Smith

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  19. Arctic Autumn: A Journey to Season’s Edge by Pete Dunne

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  20. A Bee in a Cathedral: And 99 Other Scientific Analogies by Joel Levy

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  21. Invasion of the Body: Revolutions in Surgery by Nicholas L. Tilney

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  22. BOOK REVIEW: The Viral Storm: The Dawn of a New Pandemic Age by Nathan Wolfe

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  23. BOOK REVIEW: The Ambonese Herbal, Volume 1: Introduction and Book I: Containing All Sorts of Trees, That Bear Edible Fruits, and Are Husbanded by People by Georgius Everhardus Rumphius; translated by E.M. Beekman

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  24. Like a Bolt from Above

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  25. Beware the Long Tail

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  26. Lopped Off

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  27. Letters

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  28. Olive oil injections aid in treating pneumonia

    Treating pneumonia with olive oil sounds strange, but the idea showed signs of early scientific savvy.

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  29. The Face of the Earth: Natural Landscapes, Science, and Culture by SueEllen Campbell

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