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Book Review : Finding the Big Bang
P. James E. Peebles, Lyman A. Page Jr. and R. Bruce Partridge, eds.
Book Review : From Axons to Identity: Neurological Explorations of the Nature of the Self by Todd E. Feinberg
A neuroscientist considers the intimate relationship between the brain and sense of self.W.W. Norton & Co., 2009, 304 p., $25.95.
Book Review : The Spirit of Invention by Julie M. Fenster
A historian explores the role of innovation in American history, illustrated with archival photos and news clippings.Smithsonian Books/Collins, 2009, 256 p., $29.99.
Book Review : Poseidon’s Steed: The Story of Seahorse, from Myth to Reality by Helen Scales
A marine biologist distinguishes fact from fiction about these famous and elusive fish.Gotham Books, 2009, 254 p., $24.
Book Review : What Bluebirds Do by Pamela F. Kirby
Young readers can learn basic facts about the life history and ecology of these familiar backyard birds.Boyds Mill Press, 2009, 48 p., $18.95.
New genes give gut bacteria antibiotic resistance
Study also finds that the same genes can lead to resistance when inserted into E. coli
Domesticated silkworms’ secrets
Scientists identify genes involved in the taming and farming of wild caterpillars
Science & the Public: Nitrous oxide fingered as monster ozone slayer
BLOG: Nitrous oxide has become the leading threat to the future integrity of stratospheric ozone, scientists report.
Girls have head start on snake and spider fears
Widespread dread of slithery, crawly things may start in infancy
Science & the Public: Probiotics: Better off dead?
Treating the gut to microbial therapy doesn't necessarily require using live bacteria.
Fruity whiff may inspire new mosquito repellents
Odors from ripening bananas can jam fruit flies’ and mosquitoes’ power to detect carbon dioxide
Mitochondrial DNA replacement successful in Rhesus monkeys
New procedure may halt some serious inherited diseases, a study suggests
Particle imbalance may upset the apple cart
Report hints at the existence of a new and massive elementary particle
Leptin leads to hamster baby boom
Known for its role in regulating appetite, the hormone may help mother hamsters determine how much energy to invest in offspring
Vitamin D may be heart protective
A deficiency of the sunshine vitamin may worsen plaque accumulation in vessels of diabetes patients
Science & the Public: Herbal supplementation can be an empty gesture
Chemical analyses show some botanical extracts contain little of the plant material they were supposed to possess.