Vol. 182 No. #6 Archives

More Stories from the September 22, 2012 issue

  1. Health & Medicine

    Alzheimer’s protein could help in MS

    A-beta, the same molecule that has been tied to dementia when it accumulates in the brain, appears to reduce damage when introduced to the bodies of mice with symptoms of multiple sclerosis.

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  2. Tech

    Camera hack can spot cleaned-up crimes

    Exploiting a standard tool of art conservation can help police find painted-over bloodstains.

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  3. Humans

    Good times led to grisly custom

    Ancient Chileans developed artificial mummification after an increase in the numbers of living and dead people made naturally preserved bodies hard to ignore.

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  4. Life

    Mantis shrimp flub color vision test

    Unexpectedly poor results on crustacean eye exams suggest there’s another way to perceive color.

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  5. Health & Medicine

    Brain’s hidden sewers revealed

    Specialized cells host a hitherto unknown cleansing system.

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  6. Tech

    Chameleon-like robot can change hue

    Dye-filled microchannels help machine blend in, or stick out.

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  7. Space

    Giant cluster phenomenally fertile

    Stars form at an impressive rate thanks to a snoozing black hole at the center of the massive object.

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  8. Chemistry

    Supersmall lab-on-a-chip is superfast

    Two-chamber nanowire device that quickly finds diagnostic molecules in blood could be a lifesaver.

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  9. Health & Medicine

    Ovulation spurred by newfound semen ingredient

    A common growth-boosting protein may act as a pregnancy-protecting hormone in humans.

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  10. Health & Medicine

    Tattoo rashes linked to ink

    Tainted supplies caused outbreak of stubborn bacterial skin infections.

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  11. Life

    Kick in the gut may lead to IBD

    Short-term infection could create conditions for long-term intestinal illness, a study suggests.

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  12. Humans

    Language family may have Anatolian origins

    Major language family started in Anatolia 8,000 years ago or more, a contentious analysis concludes.

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  13. Humans

    Young scientists make the cut

    With the naming of the 30 finalists, middle school students will vie for top prize in national Broadcom MASTERS competition.

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  14. Humans

    DNA unveils enigmatic Denisovans

    Technical advances amplify the genetic record of a Stone Age humanlike population, ancestors of modern Melanesians.

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  15. Life

    International Congress of Neuroethology, College Park, Md., August 5–10

    Dung beetle gaits and the whine of a mosquito's flight

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  16. The volcano watcher

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  17. Science Future for September 22, 2012

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  18. SN Online

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  19. From Here to Infinity: A Vision for the Future of Science by Martin Rees

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  20. The Case of the Green Turtle: An Uncensored History of a Conservation Icon by Alison Rieser

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  21. Finding the Arctic: History and Culture Along a 2,500-Mile Snowmobile Journey from Alaska to Hudson’s Bay by Matthew Sturm

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  22. Mathletics: A Scientist Explains 100 Amazing Things About the World of Sports by John D. Barrow

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  23. BOOK REVIEW: DNA USA: A Genetic Portrait of America by Bryan Sykes

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  24. BOOK REVIEW: The Ravenous Brain: How the New Science of Consciousness Explains Our Insatiable Search for Meaning by Daniel Bor

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  25. Tech

    When Networks Network

    Once studied solo, systems display surprising behavior when they interact.

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  26. Planetary Science

    Planetary Peekaboo

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  27. Letters

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  28. Science Past from the issue of September 22, 1962

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  29. A Field Guide to Radiation by Wayne Biddle

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