Vol. 180 No. #6 Archives

More Stories from the September 10, 2011 issue

  1. Space

    Magnetic waves bake the sun’s corona

    New observations may explain why the sun’s outer atmosphere is so blazing hot.

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  2. Humans

    Brain waves make a fast brake

    New technology would allow drivers to slam on the brakes faster just by thinking about it.

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  3. Tech

    Cracked sewers bleed fecal germs

    Studies follow leaks into waterways and drinking supplies.

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  4. Space

    New hints of saltwater on Mars

    Seasonal patterns consistent with briny seeps on the Red Planet, a new study concludes.

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  5. On the trail of cell navigation

    A computerized amoeba might help show the way.

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  6. Life

    Life

    Flowery advertising, tempting toilets for shrews, bat beacons and more in this week’s news.

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  7. Life

    Common virus may ride up nose to brain

    Almost everyone is infected, but in some people a widespread herpes bug appears to reach the central nervous system by an olfactory route.

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  8. Life

    Bacteria binged on BP oil but didn’t grow

    Researchers suspect the spilled crude didn’t provide a balanced diet.

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  9. Health & Medicine

    Sleep apnea tied to later dementia

    Elderly women who have gaps in their breathing at night have a heightened risk of developing cognitive problems, a study finds.

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  10. Life

    Rare gene variants linked to ADHD

    Missing or added genes cause attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other disorders, such as autism.

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  11. Tech

    Computers get under our skin

    Epidermal devices offer new potential to integrate electronics into the body.

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  12. Life

    Paper wasps help out for their own good

    Behavior that appears altruistic actually benefits number one.

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  13. Paleontology

    Sea monsters made great mothers

    Fossilized plesiosaur with fetus suggests ancient reptiles cared for their young.

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  14. Life

    Plants and fungi recognize generous trading partners

    Rewards — and consequences — stabilize underground biological market in mutualistic relationships.

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  15. Physics

    Particle physicists chasing ghosts

    Wispy neutrinos could one day explain why matter dominates the universe.

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  16. Life

    Antidepressants show signs of countering Alzheimer’s

    Human brain scans and mice data link serotonin-boosting drugs with reduced plaque density.

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  17. SN Online

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  18. Science Future for September 10, 2011

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  19. Science Past from the issue of September 9, 1961

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  20. The Compass of Pleasure: How Our Brains Make Fatty Foods, Orgasm, Exercise, Marijuana, Generosity, Vodka, Learning, and Gambling Feel So Good by David J. Linden

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  21. When Gadgets Betray Us: The Dark Side of Our Infatuation With New Technologies by Robert Vamosi

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  22. Someone Else’s Twin: The True Story of Babies Switched at Birth by Nancy L. Segal

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  23. Rome: Day One by Andrea Carandini

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  24. BOOK REVIEW: Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn by Cathy N. Davidson

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  25. BOOK REVIEW: The Neighborhood Project: Using Evolution to Improve My City, One Block at a Time by David Sloan Wilson

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  26. Space

    Flying on Sunshine

    Once futuristic visions, solar sails now take off.

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  27. Life

    Helping Bats Hold On

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  28. Bypass’s Big Boon

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  29. Letters

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  30. Einstein camera
    Tech

    Einstein invents automatic camera

    Einstein invents fridges,cameras and clothing.

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  31. Ordinary Geniuses: Max Delbruck, George Gamow, and the Origins of Genomics and Big Bang Cosmology by Gino Segrè

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