Vol. 176 No. #7 Archives

More Stories from the September 26, 2009 issue

  1. Chemistry

    Leptin leads to hamster baby boom

    High levels of leptin may tell mother hamsters to invest in larger litters, a new study suggests.

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  2. Space

    Particle imbalance may upset the apple cart

    An asymmetry that the standard model of particle physics may not account for hints at the existence of a new and massive elementary particle.

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  3. Life

    Mitochondrial DNA replacement successful in Rhesus monkeys

    New procedure may halt some serious inherited diseases, a study suggests.

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  4. Animals

    Fruity whiff may inspire new mosquito repellents

    Odors from ripening bananas can jam fruit flies’ and mosquitoes’ power to detect carbon dioxide, a new study finds.

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  5. Humans

    Girls have head start on snake and spider fears

    At 11 months of age, girls quickly learn to associate fearful faces with images of snakes and spiders, a new study suggests.

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  6. Humans

    New genes give gut bacteria antibiotic resistance

    Scientists find new genes for antibiotic resistance in common bacteria in the human gut.

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  7. Health & Medicine

    Obesity surgery’s benefits extend to next generation

    Children born to women who have undergone weight-loss surgery are healthier than children born to moms who are severely obese, a study shows.

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  8. Animals

    Play that monkey music

    Man-made music inspired by tamarin calls seems to alter the primates’ emotions, a new study suggests.

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  9. Health & Medicine

    From three to four chambers

    Scientists identify gene that may shape the heart.

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  10. Health & Medicine

    Mice with mutation feel the burn

    Instead of becoming obese, mice with a mutation in an immune gene burn off the fat they eat.

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  11. Ecosystems

    Google works on a different web

    Page ranking system inspires algorithm for predicting food webs’ vulnerability.

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  12. Chemistry

    New bond in the basement

    Scientists identify a sulfur-nitrogen link, never before seen in living things, critical to holding the body together.

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  13. Astronomy

    New images and spectra from a rejuvenated Hubble

    Newly released images provide graphic evidence that repairs have transformed the Hubble Space Telescope into a brand new observatory.

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  14. Science Future for September 26, 2009

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  15. Theo Gray’s Mad Science: Experiments You Can Do at Home — But Probably Shouldn’t by Theodore Gray

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  16. Book Review: Stories in Stone: Travels Through Urban Geology by David B. Williams

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  17. From baby scientists to a science of social learning

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  18. Desperately Seeking Moly

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  19. Hunting Hidden Dimensions

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  20. Broken Symmetry

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  21. Letters

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  22. Science Past from the issue of September 26, 1959

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  23. Homage to a Pied Puzzler

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