Science News

Science News is an award-winning weekly newsmagazine covering the most important research in all fields of science. Its 16 pages each week are packed with short, accurate articles that appeal to both general readers and scientists. Published since 1922, the magazine now reaches about 150,000 subscribers and more than 1 million readers. These are the latest Features, Blog Entries, Column Entries, Issues, Articles and Book Reviews from Science News .
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Newborn cells clear space in brain's memory-maker

Thu, 11/12/2009 - 16:14
Neurogenesis helps break old circuits in the hippocampus

Newborn cells clear space in brain’s memory-maker

Thu, 11/12/2009 - 16:14
Neurogenesis helps break old circuits in the hippocampus

FOR KIDS: The bug that may have killed a dinosaur

Thu, 11/12/2009 - 10:07
The holes in the jaw bone of a world-famous T. rex suggest the dino died from a parasite infection

FOR KIDS: One ring around them all

Thu, 11/12/2009 - 09:58
Introducing the solar system's largest known ring around a planet

Genetic effects suggest FOXP2 role in language evolution

Wed, 11/11/2009 - 12:50
Human version of the protein alters activity of 116 genes compared with the chimp version

Chemical fingerprint found for planet hunting

Wed, 11/11/2009 - 12:47
Sunlike stars that have relatively low lithium content also tend to host planets

On the Scene: Why Cousteau's granddaughter was at a meeting on public health

Wed, 11/11/2009 - 12:46
Thinking large and lofty at the American Public Health Association annual meeting

Small ancestor of giant sauropods unearthed

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 18:49
Fossils suggest bipedal dinosaur occasionally walked on all fours, could open its mouth wide to gather foliage

Science & the Public: Buried-lakes story wins top award

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 16:25
Some readers may be unaware of our sister publication, Science News for Kids, a weekly online magazine for middle-school readers. This morning, we learned that one of the site’s feature stories

The childhood nerve cancer neuroblastoma shows weakness

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 15:53
By activating the tumor suppressor p53, a new drug may slow the malignancy, a study in mice shows

The Milky Way, aglow with activity

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 12:54
New view of galactic core uses X-ray and infrared data from three orbiting observatories

Asteroid impact could have stirred the ocean

Tue, 11/10/2009 - 09:26
Model offers one explanation for sudden change in deep-ocean chemistry almost 2 billion years ago

Science & the Public: Guarded optimism on Copenhagen climate talks

Mon, 11/09/2009 - 19:25
Negotiators representing 181 nations completed their final prep work in Barcelona, Spain, last Friday, on a new climate treaty

Science & the Public: Vinegar: Label lead-tainting data

Mon, 11/09/2009 - 12:45
Under California’s Proposition 65 law, products containing chemicals that may cause cancer, birth defects or reproductive toxicity must carry a warning label at their point of sale. Among such products: pricy balsamic and red-wine vinegars that contain lead. At least some California groceries apparently have taken a conservative approach and post labels suggesting all such vinegars are dangerously tainted. Although they aren't.

Science & the Public: H1N1: Call to revise flu-mask policy

Fri, 11/06/2009 - 18:29
Three groups of healthcare professionals sent a letter to President Obama yesterday asking that he instruct his administration to revise federal flu-mask guidance. What these groups want: formal recognition that two studies last month showed conventional surgical masks are about as protective as the fancy

Issue for the week of November 21st, 2009

Fri, 11/06/2009 - 18:03

Macaws bred far from tropics during pre-Columbian times

Fri, 11/06/2009 - 16:39
Colorful birds possibly raised for ceremonial and trade purposes long before Spanish arrival

Science & the Public: House passes medical isotopes bill

Fri, 11/06/2009 - 16:00
A spot of encouraging news emerged yesterday on the medical-isotope front. The House of Representatives voted 440 to 17 in favor of a bill to reestablish domestic production of molybdenum-99. It’s the feedstock for the most heavily used nuclear agent in diagnostic medicine.

Invisibility Uncloaked

Fri, 11/06/2009 - 15:41
In the race to make things disappear, scientists gain ground on science fiction

Hormones give lantern sharks the glow

Fri, 11/06/2009 - 15:15
Study is first to find chemicals, rather than nerve cells, controlling bioluminescence


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