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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Book Review : Hybrid: The History & Science of Plant Breeding by Noel Kingsbury

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 12:45
Breeders have taken an active role in plants’ reproduction throughout human history.Univ. of Chicago Press, 2009, 493 p., $35.

Book Review : Gems and Gemstones: Timeless Natural Beauty of the Mineral World by Lance Grande and Allison Augustyn

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 12:43
Gemstones are more than pretty baubles. Gems and their geological features are depicted in text and beautiful photographs.Univ. of Chicago Press, 2009, 369 p., $45.

Black hole may construct its own galactic home

Fri, 12/04/2009 - 10:19
Observations of a 'homeless' quasar suggest new ideas for galaxy formation

Bird feeding, migration change may split a species

Thu, 12/03/2009 - 16:29
German birds that spend cold months at U.K. birdfeeders now look slightly different from neighbors that migrate to Spain

Targeting microRNA knocks out hepatitis C

Thu, 12/03/2009 - 16:07
Blocking a small molecule, a new drug reduces levels of the virus, chimp study shows

Contested signs of mass cannibalism

Thu, 12/03/2009 - 14:52
A research team argues that hundreds of people were butchered and eaten at a 7,000-year-old German site

Ocean's carbon dioxide uptake varies year to year

Thu, 12/03/2009 - 13:47
Data taken hourly by cargo ships show that how much of the greenhouse gas North Atlantic waters absorb varies more than thought.

The apnea and the ecstasy

Wed, 12/02/2009 - 15:55
Drug linked to nighttime breathing disorder

Amino acid recipe could be right for long life

Wed, 12/02/2009 - 15:49
In fruit flies, a low-calorie diet with extra amounts of methionine extends lifespan without harming fertility

Star outweighed any known in Milky Way

Wed, 12/02/2009 - 15:25
Supernova was a big blast, challenging theories of how stars live and die

Gene stops tumors, but only when it's gone

Wed, 12/02/2009 - 15:24
Losing one copy of DICER1 speeds cancer but cutting both copies halts spread

FOR KIDS: Moon crash, splash

Wed, 12/02/2009 - 15:16
NASA scientists smash a rocket into the moon and discover water vapor and ice in a lunar crater

FOR KIDS: Flower family knows its roots

Wed, 12/02/2009 - 15:15
Impatiens wildflowers seem to know who's sharing their soil

Science & the Public: Pollutants: Up in flames

Wed, 12/02/2009 - 15:13
Forest fires have the potential to release toxic industrial and agricultural pollutants previously trapped on soil. After glomming onto smoke particles, these chemicals can hitch long-distance rides

Gene stops tumors only by being gone

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 18:11
Losing one copy of DICER1 speeds cancer but cutting both copies halts spread

Gene stops tumors but only when it's gone

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 18:11
Losing one copy of DICER1 speeds cancer but cutting both halts spread

Poached hammerhead fins traced to endangered populations

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 16:55
Mapping populations with DNA comparisons offers possible tool for conservation

Elusive triangular snowflakes explained

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 14:59
Dust particles, wind and aerodynamics could steer some flakes toward a three-sided fate

Loneliness is contagious, study suggests

Tue, 12/01/2009 - 00:09
People who feel isolated may spread mistrust of social connections

Major eruption cooled the climate but went unnoticed

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 13:13
Ice-core records suggest that a major 1809 eruption cooled Earth even before the Tambora eruption and 'the year without a summer'


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