Vol. 176 No. #8 Archives

More Stories from the October 10, 2009 issue

  1. Health & Medicine

    Dopamine primes kidneys for a new host

    Giving dopamine infusions to brain-dead organ donors may make transplanted kidneys more resilient, a new study shows.

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  2. Space

    Panel reports on human spaceflight

    Panel suggests how to get human spaceflight program off the ground.

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  3. Earth

    Atmospheric rollercoaster followed Great Oxidation Event

    Analyses of chromium isotopes in banded iron formations suggest oxygen levels fell for a period after the Great Oxidation Event.

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  4. Health & Medicine

    The eyes remember

    Eye movements may reveal memories that the hippocampus recalls even when a person isn’t aware of them, a new study shows.

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  5. Space

    Metamaterials mock the heavens

    Proposed materials offer a way for physicists to study black holes and chaotic planetary orbits in the laboratory.

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  6. Physics

    A very special snowball

    The long-predicted ice XV has been spotted in the lab.

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  7. Earth

    A hurricane-spawned tornado boom

    Cyclones striking the Gulf Coast in recent years have spawned more twisters that those that hit the region in the mid-20th century.

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  8. Animals

    Ants in the pants drive away birds

    Yellow crazy ants can get so annoying that birds don’t eat their normal fruits, a new study finds.

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  9. Astronomy

    Rock solid planet

    Researchers have found the first compelling evidence for a rocky planet beyond the solar system.

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  10. Health & Medicine

    Monkeys get full color vision

    Male squirrel monkeys with red-green colorblindness can distinguish the hues after gene therapy, study suggests.

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  11. Space

    Galaxies that go the distance

    Using a new camera on the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have found what appear to be the most distant known galaxies in the universe.

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  12. Psychology

    Rates of common mental disorders double up

    New, higher prevalence rates for certain mental disorders fuel a debate over how to revise psychiatric diagnoses.

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  13. Paleontology

    Tiny T. rex-like tyrants

    Fossils of new species suggest peculiar features weren’t limited to the biggest dinosaurs

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  14. Life

    Locust wings built for the long haul

    Flexible wings help locusts maximize efficiency in flight, new research shows.

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  15. Humans

    Reviewers prefer positive findings

    Biomedical research journals may be less likely to publish equivocal studies.

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  16. Science Future for October 10, 2009

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  17. Green Intelligence: Creating Environments that Protect Human Health by John Wargo

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  18. Instant Egghead Guide: The Universe by J.R. Minkel and Scientific American

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  19. The 10,000 Year Explosion: How Civilization Accelerated Human Evolution by Gregory Cochran and Henry Harpending

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  20. Grace Hopper and the Invention of the Information Age by Kurt W. Beyer

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  21. Book Review: Connected: The Surprising Power of Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives by Nicholas A. Christakis and James H. Fowler

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  22. Book Review: How We Live and Why We Die: The Secret Lives of Cells by Lewis Wolpert

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  23. Looking for a change on climate policy in Copenhagen

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  24. Space

    Windows on the Universe

    Astronomy’s multiwavelength revolution paints a more complete picture of the cosmos

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  25. Life

    Enter the Virosphere

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  26. Health & Medicine

    The Mesmerized Mind

    Scientists are unveiling how the brain works when hypnotized

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  27. Science Past from the issue of October 10, 1959

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  28. Mathematics in 10 Lessons: The Grand Tour by Jerry P. King

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