Science

The best in science news, commentary, and research
  • [New Products] New Products
    [May 2014]

    A weekly roundup of information on newly offered instrumentation, apparatus, and laboratory materials of potential interest to researchers.
    Categories: Journal Articles
  • [Podcast] Science Podcast: 2 May Show
    [May 2014]

    On this week's show: climate change and crop optimization and a roundup of stories from our daily news site.
    Categories: Journal Articles
  • This Week in Science
    [Apr 2014]

    Patchy Insulation | Sleep Tight, Fly | Smoothing Graphene | On a Zeppelin | Starry Brightness | Changing Assemblages | Resilient Hyperpolarization | Hope for SUSY? | Strained Superconductor | Thin and Selective Outpourings | How Tight? | Resisting the Chop | Universal Immune Function | L[i]nc to Dendritic Cell Activation
    Categories: Journal Articles
  • [Editorial] Influenza and the Live Poultry Trade
    [Apr 2014]

    Live poultry trade at local markets has long been a part of China's national identity. From small villages to big cities, the gathering and selling of different birds in this vibrant atmosphere is at the heart of the country's cuisine culture. Unfortunately, the backdrop to this tradition has changed. Last year, the H7N9 virus, a new strain of influenza A, jumped from birds to humans, causing 144 cases of human infection and 47 deaths in China. Now a second wave of this flu is coursing through the country, with 258 confirmed cases and 99 deaths as of 8 April 2014. Scientific evidence points to a connection between the conditions at these live markets and the spread of flu, suggesting that until other means are found to prevent the transmission of or effectively treat the illness, China must shut down live poultry markets to prevent further spread of the virus and a possible global pandemic. Author: George F. Gao
    Categories: Journal Articles
  • Editors' Choice
    [Apr 2014]

    It's All in the Timing | Dead But Not Dangerous | Seeing Signaling | Disrupted Development | Doing Better Caged | On the Wall | Lead-Free Film
    Categories: Journal Articles
  • [News of the Week] This Week's Section
    [Apr 2014]

    Follow the links below for a roundup of the week's top stories in science, or download a PDF of the entire section. Around the WorldFindingsNewsmakersRandom Samples
    Categories: Journal Articles
  • [News of the Week] Around the World
    [Apr 2014]

    In science news around the world, the National Park Service decides not to introduce mainland wolves to rescue the declining wolf population on Lake Superior's Isle Royale, Japanese researchers plan to resume controversial whaling in 2015, Australia's Antarctic research program faces budget cuts, and more.
    Categories: Journal Articles
  • [News of the Week] Newsmakers
    [Apr 2014]

    Molecular biologist Feng Zhang wins the National Science Foundation's Alan T. Waterman Award for young researchers, President Barack Obama nominates White House budget office director Sylvia Mathews Burwell to replace outgoing Health and Human Services head Kathleen Sebelius, physicist Stuart Parkin wins the 2014 Millennium Technology Prize, and more.
    Categories: Journal Articles
  • [News of the Week] Random Sample
    [Apr 2014]

    The winners of the Science, Play and Research Kit Competition reimagine the childhood chemistry set—on a microfluidic chip.
    Categories: Journal Articles
  • Findings
    [Apr 2014]

    Hunter-Gatherers Don't Need Probiotics
    Categories: Journal Articles
  • [News & Analysis] U.S. Support for ITER Wavers as Costs Spiral
    [Apr 2014]

    Soaring cost estimates are jeopardizing the U.S. contribution to ITER, the massive international fusion energy project. Author: Adrian Cho
    Categories: Journal Articles
  • [News & Analysis] 'Humanized' Mouse Detects Deadly Drug Side Effects
    [Apr 2014]

    A chimeric mouse with a humanized liver offers a novel window into drug toxicity. Author: Jon Cohen
    Categories: Journal Articles
  • [News & Analysis] Ancient DNA Holds Clues to Gene Activity in Extinct Humans
    [Apr 2014]

    Researchers have harnessed the chemical degradation of fossil DNA to determine methylation patterns that may reveal which genes were turned on, or off, in ancient human species. Author: Elizabeth Pennisi
    Categories: Journal Articles
  • [News & Analysis] More Sophisticated Forecasts Yield Glimmer of Hope in Climate Gloom
    [Apr 2014]

    The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, on mitigating emissions, finds a few glimmers of hope amid gloomy projections. Author: Eli Kintisch
    Categories: Journal Articles
  • [News & Analysis] Almost-Earth Tantalizes Astronomers With Promise of Worlds to Come
    [Apr 2014]

    A new find from NASA's Kepler orbiting observatory is the first Earth-sized planet to be detected in the habitable zone of a star. Author: Yudhijit Bhattacharjee
    Categories: Journal Articles
  • [News Focus] Into the Maelstrom
    [Apr 2014]

    Jennifer Francis has made waves linking the melting Arctic to extreme weather around the world. But a storm of criticism has forced the climate scientist to defend her hypothesis. Author: Eli Kintisch
    Categories: Journal Articles
  • [Letter] Climate Discussion Echoes Tobacco Debate
    [Apr 2014]

    Authors: Robert J. Gould, Edward Maibach
    Categories: Journal Articles
  • [Letter] Integrating Psychological Treatment Approaches
    [Apr 2014]

    Author: Brendan D. Kelly
    Categories: Journal Articles