Vol. 178 No. #7 Archives

More Stories from the September 25, 2010 issue

  1. Health & Medicine

    New gel seals wounds fast

    A synthetic material revs up blood clotting at low cost.

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  2. Chemistry

    Tracking bird flu one poop at a time

    Mice can sniff out duck droppings laced with the virus.

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  3. Health & Medicine

    New drug fights metastatic melanoma

    A novel compound joins two other promising therapies to offer hope for patients with the advanced form of the skin cancer, who currently have poor treatment options.

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  4. Anthropology

    Prehistoric ‘Iceman’ gets ceremonial twist

    Rather than dying alone high in the Alps, Ötzi may have been ritually buried there, a new study suggests.

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  5. Physics

    Very tiny, very cool

    Physicists outline a scheme to build a ‘refrigerator’ that can cool to near absolute zero and is based on only a few particles.

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  6. Earth

    Primordial bestiary gets an annex

    A classic Canadian fossil trove extends to thinner deposits, geologists find.

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  7. Archaeology

    Big eats from a 12,000-year-old burial

    Middle Eastern villagers may have feasted around a shaman’s grave 12,000 years ago, before the dawn of agriculture.

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  8. Space

    Still no Earths, but getting closer

    Two newly discovered planetary systems shed light on the likelihood of producing terrestrial planets.

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  9. Health & Medicine

    Ovary removal proves beneficial for cancer-prone women

    BRCA mutation carriers who opt for surgery survive longer than those who forgo the operation, a new study shows.

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  10. Life

    Hints of altruism among bacteria

    E. coli bacteria fight antibiotics with help from drug-resistant neighbors.

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  11. Health & Medicine

    Alzheimer’s trade-off for mentally active seniors

    Staying mentally active may delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease but may also prompt rapid cognitive decline once symptoms appear.

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  12. Life

    Feud over family ties in evolution

    Prominent scientists dispute kinship’s role in self-sacrifice among highly social creatures.

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  13. Earth

    Geomagnetic field flip-flops in a flash

    Rocks in Nevada preserve evidence of superfast changes in Earth’s magnetic polarity.

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  14. Life

    Microbe’s survival manual

    Researchers have uncovered how D. radiodurans can withstand extreme radiation.

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  15. Physics

    String theory entangled

    Scientists forge an intriguing mathematical link between black holes and the physics of the very small.

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  16. Humans

    DVDs don’t turn toddlers into vocabulary Einsteins

    Young children don’t learn words from a popular educational program, but some of their parents think they do.

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  17. Science Future for September 25, 2010

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  18. What’s Eating You? People and Parasites by Eugene H. Kaplan

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  19. Off the Grid by Nick Rosen

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  20. Book Review: Islam, Science, and the Challenge of History by Ahmad Dallal

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  21. Biomedical research needs more consistent funding

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  22. Fire & Ice

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  23. Rust Never Sleeps

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  24. A New View of Gravity

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  25. Letters

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  26. Science Past from the issue of September 24, 1960

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  27. Bulletproof Feathers by Robert Allen, ed.

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