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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, News Items and Book Reviews from Science News .
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Textbook case of color-changing spider reopened

Tue, 11/03/2009 - 18:56
Supposed queen of camouflage may not be hidden in flowers

Science & the Public: Kyoto climate treaty's greenhouse 'success'

Tue, 11/03/2009 - 16:12
There are 33 days until the opening of formal negotiations in Copenhagen on the next global climate-protection treaty. The hoped-for accord would take up where the current treaty leaves off. But to get some perspective on just where that is, a new United Nations report describes for negotiators and the public just how much the Kyoto Protocol has achieved. And real strides have been made in slowing the growth of greenhouse-gas emissions, thanks to many European nations (albeit with little help from North American ones or Japan).

Volcanic and ferric surprises on Mercury

Tue, 11/03/2009 - 15:53
Volcanic activity more recent than expected, MESSENGER flyby shows

New way to help avoid a space shuttle disaster

Tue, 11/03/2009 - 07:23
Extending a bird-watching system, a team devises method for real-time spotting of potentially dangerous debris during launch

Mount Kilimanjaro could soon be bald

Mon, 11/02/2009 - 19:24
World-renowned ice caps may disappear by the 2020s

Science & the Public: H1N1 vaccine: Counting side effects

Mon, 11/02/2009 - 17:10
Pregnant women are considered at high risk for suffering complications or death from the new H1N1 pandemic swine flu. So they’re near the top of the list for getting vaccinated. A new international study calculates that up to 400 out of every million pregnant women who receive such swine-flu shots will experience a miscarriage within 24 hours. But not BECAUSE of their flu shots.

Cosmic rays traced to centers of star birth

Mon, 11/02/2009 - 13:45
By detecting gamma rays, a new generation of telescopes bolsters theory that supernovas are origin of some cosmic rays

HIV self-test proves accurate

Mon, 11/02/2009 - 09:26
Study in an ER shows individuals successfully determined their own HIV status

On the Scene: From the infectious diseases meeting: What's with the vaccine-o-phobia?

Sat, 10/31/2009 - 13:09
Science News writer Nathan Seppa talks with physicians about people opting out of vaccinations

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria strike drug of last resort

Fri, 10/30/2009 - 16:33
Effective 1960s-era medicine shows first signs of failing in some infections

Your cholesterol drug might help you weather the flu

Fri, 10/30/2009 - 16:03
Data suggest illness is less likely to be fatal in those taking statins

Aerosols cloud the climate picture

Thu, 10/29/2009 - 17:52
New work suggests scientists and policy makers can't ignore interactions between greenhouse gases and light-scattering particles

Flu shots for moms-to-be benefit babies

Thu, 10/29/2009 - 17:46
Vaccination for seasonal influenza may help prevent premature and low-weight births

Science & the Public: Mice: seasonal flu vaccine and vulnerability to pandemic strain

Thu, 10/29/2009 - 17:39
Another team questions the study's implications

Science & the Public: Mice with seasonal flu vaccine more vulnerable to pandemic strain

Thu, 10/29/2009 - 17:39
Another team questions the study's results

Science & the Public: Mice: Seasonal flu vaccine ups risk of pandemic flu

Thu, 10/29/2009 - 17:39
Earlier this year, Dutch scientists showed that vaccinating mice against seasonal strains of flu rendered the animals unnecessarily vulnerable to dying if they later encountered a pandemic flu strain. Okay, their mice didn’t really “encounter” pandemic flu: The scientists injected them with a lethal dose of the germs. But mice that had gotten seasonal flu

Scent of alarm identifies male bed bugs

Thu, 10/29/2009 - 15:20
Bed bug guys find the girls by trial and error

On the Scene: A health-care communication revolution

Thu, 10/29/2009 - 10:57
Discussing how physicians and patients can cure their misunderstandings of medical statistics

FOR KIDS: Batteries built by viruses

Wed, 10/28/2009 - 18:08
Scientists use microbes to create tiny power supplies

FOR KIDS: Giant snakes invading North America

Wed, 10/28/2009 - 16:49
A new government study suggests the United States may see pythons in Pennsylvania by 2100


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