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More Stories from the October 22, 2005 issue

  1. Materials Science

    Explosive tempers

    Researchers have demonstrated that carbon nanotubes, once ignited, can detonate explosives.

  2. Health & Medicine

    Eating disorders may have autoimmune roots

    Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa may be autoimmune diseases, according to a new study.

  3. Health & Medicine

    Strep vaccine stirs antibody production

    An experimental vaccine against the microbe that causes strep throat can induce a potent immune response in adults.

  4. Illness linked to microbe in group that makes vinegar

    Researchers have identified a new bacterium in a severely ill patient.

  5. Health & Medicine

    Iraq war casualties often complicated

    Hundreds of injured soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan harbor an unusual bacterium that complicates wound healing.

  6. Exposure to seawater proves deadly

    Vibrio bacteria, carried in seawater, have caused a spate of infections in people along the U.S. Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

  7. Do No Harm: Stem cells created without destroying healthy embryos

    Scientists have devised ways to isolate embryonic stem cells from mice without destroying viable embryos.

  8. Tech

    Bionic Bacteria: Gold nanoparticles make gadgets of living microbes

    Researchers have created an electromechanical device out of living microbes.

  9. Macho Makeover: Fish rapidly ascend social ladder

    Some male fish can upgrade their social status, and their appearance, in a matter of minutes.

  10. Health & Medicine

    Weight-Loss Costs: A critical look at gastric surgery

    Obese people who opt for weight-loss surgery incur increased odds of subsequent hospitalization and, in some groups, a substantial risk of death.

  11. Early Stress in Rats Bites Memory Later On: Inadequate care to young animals delivers delayed hit to the brain

    The stress of receiving poor maternal care for a short period after birth comes back to haunt rats by stimulating memory losses and related brain disturbances in middle age.

  12. Animals

    Great Galloping Crinoids: Lilylike sea animal takes a brisk walk

    A sea creature called a stalked crinoid may look as motionless as a flower on a stem but a video has revealed it practically jogging across the ocean floor. Video.

  13. Materials Science

    Slim and Sturdy Solar Cells: Nanocrystals offer path to electricity

    Researchers have crafted an ultrathin solar cell out of inorganic nanocrystals that have several of the advantages of plastic but avoid some of its shortcomings.

  14. Planetary Science

    Mining the moon

    New ultraviolet images of the moon help identify the presence of ilmenite, a titanium oxide whose elemental constituents may be a valuable resource for sustaining humans as they explore the lunar surface.

  15. Humans

    Former Science News Interns Garner Writing Awards

    The talents of one recent intern and one from many years ago have now been recognized by national awards.

  16. Health & Medicine

    Antibodies Counter Diabetes

    Monoclonal antibodies that target immune cells can save pancreatic cells from the immune system for more than a year in people with type 1 diabetes.

  17. Animals

    Cool Birds

    Emperor penguins go to such extremes to cope with life in Antarctica that they've inspired interesting science as well as a hit movie.

  18. Humans

    Letters from the October 22, 2005, issue of Science News

    Smell the birdie I wonder if any of the researchers had a pet bird (“Myth of the Bad-Nose Birds,” SN: 8/20/05, p. 120). My Alexandrine parakeet can smell beer or ice cream from two rooms away—She screams for her share. Bruce DowRidge Manor, Fla. Brainstorm The research into placebos’ pain relief (“Placebo reins in pain […]