Vol. 176 No. #10 Archives

More Stories from the November 7, 2009 issue

  1. Psychology

    Joint attention provides clues to autism and cooperation

    Psychologists and philosophers convene to discuss the roots of shared knowledge at a meeting in Waltham, Mass.

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  2. Space

    Inspecting an asteroid that hit Earth

    Researchers have analyzed fragments from 2008 TC3, the first asteroid ever tracked during its descent.

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  3. Space

    Largest known planetary ring discovered

    Researchers have found a dusty band that circles Saturn and has a radius of more than 12 million kilometers.

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  4. Health & Medicine

    Retrovirus might be culprit in chronic fatigue syndrome

    An obscure pathogen shows up often in people diagnosed with the condition, scientists find.

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  5. Chemistry

    New view reveals how DNA fits into cell

    A new technique allows scientists to map the 3-D structure of the entire human genome.

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  6. Life

    Monkey moms and babies communicate from the start

    Macaque mothers and infants engage in emotional interactions similar to those of human moms and their babies, a new study suggests.

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  7. Space

    Ice confirmed on an asteroid

    Reporting from the American Astronomical Society meeting in Puerto Rico, planetary scientists confirm, for the first time, the presence of frozen water on an asteroid.

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  8. Space

    Moon crash delivers no obvious plume

    But the two impacts still yield data that could help in search for water

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  9. Paleontology

    Fungi thrived during mass extinction

    Fossil analyses hint that several species thrived during the world’s largest mass extinction.

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  10. Physics

    Entangled photons make better messengers

    Quantum effect allows light to carry information farther for computing and encryption

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  11. Health & Medicine

    Getting to the core of H1N1 flu deaths

    Lung inflammation and a lack of oxygen in the blood appear responsible for most fatal cases of H1N1 (swine) flu, three studies show.

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  12. Space

    Europa’s proposed ocean could be rich in oxygen

    A proposed ocean on Jupiter’s moon Europa may receive about 100 times more oxygen than previously estimated.

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  13. Life

    Fly pheromones can say yes and no

    A new study begins to decode pheromone messages and finds that the same chemicals that attract can also maintain the species barrier.

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  14. Chemistry

    Tongue’s sour-sensing cells taste carbonation

    A protein splits carbon dioxide to give fizz its unique flavor.

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  15. Life

    Golgi’s job stretches it thin

    Researchers have pinpointed the protein that gives a cell’s control room its shape and also keeps it functioning.

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  16. Computing

    Quantum computers could tackle enormous linear equations

    New work suggests that the envisioned systems would be powerful enough to quickly process even trillions of variables.

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  17. Life

    Humpback whale alters song if another one sings along

    Acoustical study of male songs shows first evidence of the whales responding musically to each other.

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  18. Science Future for November 7, 2009

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  19. Salt Marshes: A Natural and Unnatural History by Judith S. Weis and Carol A. Butler

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  20. The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Vol. 12

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  21. Pluto Confidential: An Insider Account of the Ongoing Battles over the Status of Pluto by Laurence A. Marschall and Stephen P. Maran

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  22. Armadillo Trail: The Northward Journey of the Armadillo by Stephen R. Swinburne

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  23. Book Review: Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall

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  24. Book Review: Don’t Be Such a Scientist: Talking Substance in an Age of Style by Randy Olson

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  25. Snapshots from 25 years of publicizing astronomy

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  26. A partnership apart

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  27. As the worms churn

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  28. Better living through plasmonics

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  29. Letters

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  30. Science Past from the issue of November 7, 1959

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  31. Weekends at Bellevue: Nine Years on the Night Shift at the Psych ER by Julie Holland

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