VOLUME 103 | NUMBER 1 | January 2015
When New Horizons reaches Pluto in July, it will close one era of space exploration and open an exciting new one.
New research gives a clearer picture of how this specialized mammal perceives its underwater environment.
Remote laser imaging can measure the health and density of forests, allowing scientists to observe large swaths of vital ecosystems all at once.
A common analytical error hinders biomedical research and misleads the public.
Clever casting techniques produce jet engines that can withstand 2,000-degree temperatures, allowing unprecedented efficiency.
The invasive chytrid fungus is spreading in Europe; new policy could prevent its introduction in the United States.
Physical rigor may seem at odds with playful whimsy, but the tension between the two has produced some of the greatest public works.
Is hype debasing a core chemical concept?
A brief review of Shocked: Adventures in Bringing Back the Recently Dead, by David Casarett
Levels in common foods can exceed US standards for drinking water.
A brief review of Umami: Unlocking the Secrets of the Fifth Taste, by Ole G. Mouritsen and Klavs Styrbaek
A brief review of The Oldest Living Things in the World, by Rachel Sussman
A brief review of Molecules: The Elements and Architecture of Everything, by Theodore Gray, with photographs by Nick Mann
Identifying the reason for a stroke can help doctors avert future ones; if the cause remains unknown, mathematics may point toward a probabilistic answer.
Three communities in the world of computation are bound together by common interests but set apart by distinctly different aims and agendas.
Light, airy aerogels are complex, strong, and exceptionally insulating.
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