[News of the Week] Newsmakers
Double Nobel Prize–winning British biochemist Frederick Sanger, renowned for mapping the structure of proteins and developing faster DNA sequencing methods, died 19 November at the age of 95.
Chang'e-3, the first spacecraft expected to make a soft landing on the moon since 1976, has a robust science payload that will study the lunar crust underfoot and Earth and stars overhead. Authors: Jane Qiu, Richard Stone
Unusually warm subsurface Pacific waters appear to have endowed Haiyan with the energy that made it the strongest typhoon ever known to make landfall. Author: Dennis Normile
A metabolite of cholesterol may spur the development of breast cancer, according to two new studies. Author: Jocelyn Kaiser
In an interview with Science, Geoffrey Ling, deputy director of the Defense Sciences Office for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, describes the agency's plan for participating in the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative, focusing on new technologies for curing neurological disorders and restoring memory. Author: Emily Underwood
The new head of the National Center for Science Education promises to "fight the good fight" against attacks on evolution and climate change in U.S. classrooms. Author: Jeffrey Mervis
A deadly H7N9 avian flu strain is back, with four human cases in southern China in the past month. More cases are a certainty, and researchers, public health experts, and vaccinemakers are preparing for the remote but real possibility that H7N9 will explode into a pandemic. Author: Christina Larson
[News Focus] The Life Force
Step by grueling step, Jack Szostak is pushing through the barriers that keep him from his goal: making living cells from scratch in the lab. Author: Robert F. Service
[News Focus] China's Publication Bazaar
A Science investigation has uncovered a smorgasbord of questionable practices including paying for author's slots on papers written by other scientists and buying papers from online brokers. Author: Mara Hvistendahl
[News Focus] An Aura of Legitimacy
China's paper-selling agencies mimic legitimate services that help scientists struggling with English. Author: Mara Hvistendahl
[Letter] The More Parasites, the Better?
Authors: Colin J. Carlson, Carrie A. Cizauskas, Kevin R. Burgio, Christopher F. Clements, Nyeema C. Harris
Authors: Burcu Bolukbasi, Nicholas Berente, Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld, Leslie Dechurch, Courtney Flint, Michael Haberman, John Leslie King, Eric Knight, Barbara Lawrence, Ethan Masella, Charles McElroy, Barbara Mittleman, Mark Nolan, Melanie Radik, Namchul Shin, Cheryl A. Thompson, Susan Winter, Ilya Zaslavsky, M. Lee Allison, David Arctur, Jennifer Arrigo, Anthony K. Aufdenkampe, Jay Bass, Jim Crowell, Mike Daniels, Stephen Diggs, Christopher Duffy, Yolanda Gil, Basil Gomez, Sara Graves, Robert Hazen, Leslie Hsu, Danie Kinkade, Kerstin Lehnert, Chris Marone, Don Middleton, Anders Noren, Genevieve Pearthree, Mohan Ramamurthy, Erin Robinson, George Percivall, Stephen Richard, Celina Suarez, Doug Walker
[Letter] Open Data: A Sustainable Model
Author: Jing-Woei Li
We offer short reviews of the 12 finalists for this year's four Science Books and Films/Subaru Excellence in Science Books prizes
In addition, we describe the six titles shortlisted for the 2013 Royal Society Young People's Book Prize.
[Books et al.] Books Received
A listing of books received at Science during the week ending 22 November 2013.
Protecting Apollo sites is laudable. Making them U.S. National Parks is not. Authors: Henry R. Hertzfeld, Scott N. Pace
[Perspective] Calibrating Asteroid Impact
The airburst over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk earlier this year provides a calibration point to assess the possible damage due to asteroid strikes. [Also see Research Article by Popova et al.] Author: Clark R. Chapman