Vol. 180 No. #7 Archives

More Stories from the September 24, 2011 issue

  1. Humans

    Big fish return to Mexican marine park

    Most effects of overharvesting reversed within a decade.

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  2. Planetary Science

    White dwarfs gobble Earthlike treats

    Astronomers have found elements in the dead stars’ atmospheres that suggest rocky planetary bodies once orbited the stars.

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  3. Humans

    Financial world dominated by a few deep pockets

    Analysis suggests a small number of firms control a big share of global wealth.

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  4. Life

    Early stress is contagious in adulthood

    A zebra finch’s tough childhood shortens both its life and its mate’s.

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  5. Life

    Butterfly species a master of disguise

    Supergene allows butterfly to mimic several species.

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  6. Anthropology

    The Iceman’s last meal: goat

    Two decades after he was discovered sticking out of an Alpine glacier, a famous 5,300-year-old mummy’s diet details and hiking habits are revealed.

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  7. Humans

    Stress spears deployed service personnel

    Supply officers draw as much or more emotional fire as combat soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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  8. Life

    Lager’s mystery ingredient found

    After scouring the globe, researchers find the missing ancestor of the yeast used to make cold-brewed beer in an unexpected place.

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  9. Astronomy

    Galactic bull’s-eye came naturally

    A strange cosmic object isn't the result of a galactic crash, a new study suggests.

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  10. Life

    Genes may explain who gets sick from flu

    People who stay well even after being exposed to the flu have a strong immune reaction to the virus, but in exactly the opposite way as those who get sick.

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  11. Humans

    Recession-sensitive parenting

    Economic downturn led to temporarily more severe parenting tactics among genetically predisposed mothers.

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  12. Space

    Atom & Cosmos

    Planets born with off-kilter orbits, the planet formerly known as a star and more in this week's news.

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  13. Chemistry

    Pooping pandas may make better biofuels

    Gut microbes break down bamboo efficiently, inspiring new approaches to process raw plant materials for fuel.

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  14. Astronomy

    Star goes boom, telescopes zoom

    Astronomers have spotted a supernova in the Pinwheel Galaxy, the nearest such stellar explosion in decades.

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  15. Chemistry

    Fighting flames with greener materials

    New, nano-thin coatings for fabrics and plastics are relatively nontoxic flame retardants.

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  16. Humans

    Middle school scientists recognized

    The first class of 30 finalists in the Broadcom MASTERS will convene in Washington, D.C., this fall to compete in new national science competition geared to younger students.

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  17. Humans

    Humans

    Humans and Neandertals may not have interbred, after all, the backlash of selfishness and more in this week's news.

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  18. SN Online

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  19. Science Future for September 24, 2011

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  20. Science Past from the issue of September 23, 1961

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  21. Future Science: Essays from the Cutting Edge (Vintage Original) by Max Brockman, ed.

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  22. Among African Apes: Stories and Photos from the Field by Martha M. Robbins and Christophe Boesch, eds.

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  23. Virtual Water: Tackling the Threat to Our Planet’s Most Precious Resource by Tony Allan

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  24. The Wild Life of Our Bodies: Predators, Parasites, and Partners That Shape Who We Are Today by Rob Dunn

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  25. BOOK REVIEW: Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition That Reshaped Our World by Larrie D. Ferreiro

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  26. BOOK REVIEW: Sex on Six Legs: Lessons on Life, Love and Language from the Insect World by Marlene Zuk

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  27. Tumor Tell-All

    Unraveling complex genetic stories in cancer cells may lead to personalized treatment.

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  28. Physics

    Last Words

    Tevatron’s data may have more to say, even after the atom smasher shuts down.

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  29. Science From On High

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  30. Letters

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  31. Life

    Evolution should be taught to all students

    The antievolution movement in science education, which gained national attention in the 1920s, lives on in different forms.

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  32. On the Origin of Tepees: The Evolution of Ideas (and Ourselves) by Jonnie Hughes

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