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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Breaking the Speed Limit

Fri, 11/20/2009 - 16:37
Studies examine physiology and technology to better foresee the ultimate edge of human performance

Botanical Whales

Fri, 11/20/2009 - 16:32
Adventures in the Tortugas reveal that seagrass fields need saving too

Climate might be right for a deal

Fri, 11/20/2009 - 16:10
Copenhagen negotiations will take steps toward a climate-stabilizing treaty

Comment: From fringe to electromicrobiological mainstream

Fri, 11/20/2009 - 15:13
Trained as a microbiologist, Ken Nealson pursues many interdisciplinary endeavors. He was a pioneer in the field of geomicro-biology and has worked on astrobiology and microbial fuel cells. He holds p...

Book Review : Quantum Leaps by Jeremy Bernstein

Fri, 11/20/2009 - 15:06
Review by Tom Siegfried

Book Review : Reading in the Brain: The Science and Evolution of a Human Invention by Stanislas Dehaene

Fri, 11/20/2009 - 15:03
A cognitive neuroscientist describes how the brain has adapted to reading and what can cause reading problems.Viking, 2009, 400 p., $27.95.

Book Review : Living Weapons: Biological Warfare and International Security by Gregory D. Koblentz

Fri, 11/20/2009 - 14:57
Biological weapons pose unique threats to international security, beyond those caused by chemical and nuclear weapons, a policy expert argues.Cornell Univ. Press, 2009, 255 p., $35.

Deep hole spotted on moon

Fri, 11/20/2009 - 13:21
Feature may be ‘skylight’ in an underground lava tube

Malaria shows signs of resisting best drug used to fight it

Thu, 11/19/2009 - 17:54
The frontline malaria medicine artemisinin shows gaps in effectiveness in Southeast Asia

Classic view of leaf-cutter ants overlooked nitrogen-fixing partner

Thu, 11/19/2009 - 16:05
Bacteria boost nutrients for fungal crops that feed millions of six-legged farmers

Corn genome a maze of unusual diversity

Thu, 11/19/2009 - 15:43
Multiple teams announce complete draft of the maize genome, with a full plate of surprises

Obese people can misjudge body size

Thu, 11/19/2009 - 15:12
Survey finds that many overweight individuals consider their body size normal and healthy

Climate not really what doomed large North American mammals

Thu, 11/19/2009 - 14:24
Prevalence of a dung fungus over time suggests megafauna extinctions at end of last ice age started before vegetation changed

Marathoners' hearts stressed, but not necessarily by heart attacks

Thu, 11/19/2009 - 12:10
Detailed imaging of runners’ hearts before and after races doesn’t find signatures of heart attacks

FOR KIDS: New twists for phantom limbs

Thu, 11/19/2009 - 12:09
An experiment explores the connections between brain and body

FOR KIDS: The paleontologist and the three dinosaurs

Thu, 11/19/2009 - 12:09
Skulls thought to be from three different dinosaurs may actually be from the same dino type at three different ages

FOR KIDS: Giving sharks safe homes - word search

Thu, 11/19/2009 - 12:08

FOR KIDS: Giving sharks safe homes

Thu, 11/19/2009 - 12:07
Scientists help to understand and protect sharks and coral reefs

Sun may not be a 'Goldilocks' star

Wed, 11/18/2009 - 16:19
The stars that are just right to support life might be dimmer and longer-lived than the sun

Revving up particles in the cosmos

Wed, 11/18/2009 - 14:48
Gamma rays from microquasar found to precede radio-wave blast


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