Vol 326, Issue 5949
Introduction to special issue
This Week in Science
Products & Materials
News of the Week
Last week, HIV/AIDS researchers reacted to the news that a large clinical trial of an AIDS vaccine worked—the first success in 2 decades of effort.
Russia and China postpone until 2011 a mission to send a pair of probes to Mars and Phobos, the larger of the two martian moons, and return samples from Phobos—the first such mission in more than 30 years.
The blogosphere has been having a field day with global warming's apparent decade-long stagnation, but Climate researchers are beginning to answer back in their preferred venue, the peer-reviewed literature.
Concerns over the security of new biocontainment labs that have sprung up around the United States since the 2001 anthrax letter attacks threaten to slow the booming biodefense industry.
ScienceInsider this week reported on a new graduate university in Saudi Arabia, a case involving fabricated data at Switzerland's top university, and Chinese President Hu Jintao at the U.N. General Assembly summit on climate change, among other stories.
Scientists are greeting with dismay a project to use DNA and isotope analysis of tissue from asylum-seekers to evaluate their nationality and help decide who can enter the United Kingdom.
Highlights from ScienceNOW this week include the upside of recessions, evolution's move forward, coyotes mating with wolves, and taking the tally of curious triangles.
What dictates the kinds and proportions of organisms in a community? In the 10th essay in Science's series in honor of the Year of Darwin, Erik Stokstad explores the question of the relative importance of the various forces that act on a biological community.
Heaps of sediment are all that's left behind from a fossil-mining operation in Aramis, Ethiopia, that yielded one of the most important fossils in human evolution, as well as thousands of clues to its ecology and environment.
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Drawing on models, techniques, and findings from sociology, physics, mathematics, and computer science, Jackson provides a foundation for analyzing and understanding social and economic networks.
In this combination of anthology and commentary, Felstiner argues that poetic language effectively leads people to appreciate nature, recognize the imperiled state of the environment, and take steps toward better stewardship of the world.
Reaction conditions that alter catalyst particles can bias the chirality and electronic properties of nanotube products.
A barium zirconate-cerate doped with yttrium and ytterbium can transport both protons and oxygen ions at high temperatures.
Preserved lipids imply that primary production recovered perhaps within 50 years of the end-Cretaceous extinction.
A nuclear-encoded protein is responsible for the uptake of calcium and the export of protons across the mitochondrial membrane.
Suppression of transcription signaling in somatic stem cells prevents them from out-competing neighboring germline stem cells.