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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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Book Review : Salt Marshes: A Natural and Unnatural History by Judith S. Weis and Carol A. Butler

Fri, 10/23/2009 - 12:01
A biologist and writer team up to describe human impacts on salt marshes. Rutgers Univ., 2009, 254 p., $23.95.

Book Review : The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Vol. 12

Fri, 10/23/2009 - 11:56
The latest volume of Einstein’s collected works, containing hundreds of letters and transcripts of lectures and interviews. Princeton Univ., 2009, 609 p., $125.

Book Review : Pluto Confidential: An Insider Account of the Ongoing Battles over the Status of Pluto by Laurence A. Marschall and Stephen P. Maran

Fri, 10/23/2009 - 11:55
Two astronomers report on the controversies surrounding Pluto’s planethood or lack thereof. BenBella Books, 2009, 223 p., $14.95.

Book Review : Armadillo Trail: The Northward Journey of the Armadillo by Stephen R. Swinburne

Fri, 10/23/2009 - 11:54
The story of an armadillo and her pups introduces young readers to the mammals. Boyds Mills Press, 2009, 32 p., $16.95.

A gene critical for speech

Fri, 10/23/2009 - 06:23
Newly discovered stretch of DNA may have been important in evolution of language

Humpback whale alters song if another one sings along

Fri, 10/23/2009 - 06:10
Study offers a new way to explore tunes’ meanings

Panel says planned NASA rocket won't do the job

Thu, 10/22/2009 - 16:35
The rocket set to replace the space shuttle is too expensive and won’t be ready in time, the Augustine Committee concludes

Panel says planned NASA rocket won’t do the job

Thu, 10/22/2009 - 16:35
The rocket set to replace the space shuttle is too expensive and won’t be ready in time, the Augustine Committee concludes

Ancient giant beavers did not chow on trees

Thu, 10/22/2009 - 15:50
Now-extinct animals had a hippo-like diet

On the Scene: Missing genes? Sometimes, it’s not a problem

Thu, 10/22/2009 - 15:44
Chunks of the genome appear to be disposable and many healthy people do without substantial stretches of DNA, Science News reports from the American Society of Human Genetics meetings in Honolulu, Hawaii

FOR KIDS: The secret life of fruit flies

Thu, 10/22/2009 - 13:00
Scientists find that the most attractive scent for a fruit fly is no scent at all

How leaves could monitor pollution

Thu, 10/22/2009 - 10:29
Leaf surfaces collect tiny particles from vehicle exhaust

Estrogen helps ward off belly fat

Thu, 10/22/2009 - 10:04
Hormone is one reason that men and women carry weight differently

Fossil find sparks debate on primate origins

Wed, 10/21/2009 - 17:06
A 37-million-year-old jaw raises questions about primate evolution and about a highly publicized primate fossil

FOR KIDS: The taste of bubbles

Wed, 10/21/2009 - 16:29
Taste cell for sourness senses fizz, too

FOR KIDS: The taste of bubbles

Wed, 10/21/2009 - 16:29
Taste cell for sourness senses fizz, too

Science & the Public: Winter forecast: Sustained blizzard of climate news

Wed, 10/21/2009 - 14:29
At least in our area of the country, consumers are already being assaulted

Junk food turns rats into addicts

Wed, 10/21/2009 - 07:32
Bacon, cheesecake and Ho Hos alter pleasure centers in rats' brains

Johnstown Flood matched volume of Mississippi River

Tue, 10/20/2009 - 16:10
New work determines flow rate of the 1889 flood that was one of America's deadliest disasters

Johnstown Flood matched volume of Mississippi River

Tue, 10/20/2009 - 16:10
New work determines flow rate of 1889 flood, of one of America's deadliest disasters

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