First 100 days are critical period for microbe exposure.
In this issue: "Black Holes, Wormholes and the Secrets of Quantum Spacetime": The weird quantum phenomenon of entanglement could produce shortcuts between distant black holes. "Human Organs from Animal Bodies": Scientists are taking the first steps toward growing replacement parts for people inside pigs, cows and other animals. "The Fusion Underground": A few bold physicists—some backed by billionaires—are exploring faster, cheaper roads to the ultimate source of clean energy. "Get Clean or Die Trying": Ibogaine, an antiaddiction drug that is illegal in the U.S., could cure more drug users than any other treatment—or kill them.
Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk who trained as a cellular biologist before he left France to become a student of Buddhism in the Himalayas; Antoine Lutz, a research scientist at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research; and Richard J. Davidson, director of the Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior and the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, report on how neuroscience has demonstrated that meditation has tangible and significant benefits for both body and mind.
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In this issue: "2016 World Changing Ideas": 10 big advances with the potential to solve problems and improve life for all of us. "Solar System Smashup": Our neighborhood of planets was not created slowly, as scientists once thought, but in a speedy blur of high-energy crashes, destruction and rebuilding. "HIV's Achilles Heel": Investigators hope that a three-part protein that mimics a key part of HIV particularly well could lead to a long-awaited vaccine.
In this issue: "A Look Inside the Brain": A new experimental approach at the interface of chemistry and biology lets scientists peer into the deepest reaches of the body's master controller. "Under the Sea of Enceladus": Evidence mounts that Saturn's icy moon harbors active hydrothermal vents, making it one of the hottest places to look for life beyond Earth. "The Right Pill for You": Now personalized genetic medicine offers tests to avoid dangerous drug reactions. "On the Trail of El Niño": This fickle and influential climate pattern often gets blamed for extreme weather.
Science journalist Jeneen Interlandi writes about how a new understanding of the blood-brain barrier as a living, mutable organ could revolutionize the treatment of diseases.
When tragedy strikes, most of us ultimately rebound surprisingly well. Where does such resilience come from?
"Nothing New, just stuff anybody could tell you"
The National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9-11 Commission, was created by congressional legislation and the signature of President George W. Bush in late 2002. This independent, bipartisan commission had the task of producing a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the attack, including preparedness and immediate response, and providing recommendations designed to guard against future attacks.
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Turn to Science News for the latest coverage of biology, astronomy, the physical sciences, behavioral sciences, math and computers, chemistry, and earth science. This 75-year-old publication is known for its sharp writing and up-to-date coverage of the latest scientific research. Since its debut in 1922, Science News has been committed to providing reports on scientific and technical developments that the layman would find interesting and easy to digest.
This edition includes six fascinating articles. You'll learn the secrets of effective leadership and hear how language influences our choices - from foods we eat to the laws we support. Also, discover how experts are finding out how acts of violence in schools can be predicted. Then, find out how the brain balances social concerns with economic decisions. Next, learn about the two to three percent of the population that can't recognize faces. Finally, hear why students are dropping out of college.
It goes without saying that building a time machine wouldn't be easy. But according to author Paul Davies, it might actually be possible.
This edition of Scientific American Reports contains seven articles. You'll hear about genetically modified foods, how nutrition has changed from the past and what it will look like in the future, how cutting calories may prolong youthful vigor into old age, and just how detrimental to health obesity is.
"Good nutritional book, Basics, future, present"
In this issue: "The Emptiest Place in Space": What first appeared as a strange cold spot in an image of the cosmos led to the discovery of something even odder. "Health Check for Humanity": A global effort to develop the most comprehensive picture of the world's health started with the curiosity of a young boy in Niger. "The Coding Revolution": From the White House to Silicon Valley, the call for all students to learn computer programming is growing louder. "The Secret to Speed": New insights into the biomechanics of sprinting could give athletes a leg up at the Olympics.
There is an ambitious scheme in the works that would enable solar power to end U.S. dependence on foreign oil - as well as slash greenhouse gas emissions . Learn more in this article, "A Solar Grand Plan", from the January 2008 edition of Scientific American.
Salicylic acid attracts some bacteria, repels others, study finds.
Restoring wild genes could make plants more resilient in tough environments.
This edition of Scientific American Mind contains seven fascinating articles. First, discover the science behind your gut instinct. You'll also learn how antidepressants designed for adults may be altering the brains of children. You'll hear about a growing body of research that's showing how working in groups can systematically enhance performance. There's also news about the connection between abnormal sleep patterns and disease, and a report on the science of speech.
This edition of Scientific American Mind contains seven articles. The cover story deals with synesthesia, when senses blend together in the brain. Also in this issue: thrill seeking, intelligence drugs, power trips, first impressions, the winter blues and lastly better work through relaxation.
Recent pronouncements and actions by the U.S. and China threaten to ignite a new arms race in space that would be contrary to everyone's interests. Learn more in this article, "Space Wars", from the March 2008 edition of Scientific American.