Vol 342, Issue 6161
This Week in Science
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News of the Week
In science news around the world, the first known human case of the avian influenza subtype H6N1 surfaces in Taiwan, researchers warn climate change convention delegates about the impact of ocean acidification, one Chinese city defies national policy by banning genetically modified crops, and more.
Scientists working to preserve the critically endangered saola took heart when a camera trap in the mountains of Vietnam captured this antelopelike creature in the wild for the first time since 1999.
Stanford University chemical engineer Franklin "Lynn" Orr and Massachusetts Institute of Technology physicist Marc Kastner round out President Barack Obama's nominations for the Department of Energy's science team.
News & Analysis
Technologies that can help map the brain and its activity at many different levels took center stage at the Society for Neuroscience conference in San Diego, California, last week.
A hearing last week by the House science committee gave the community its first chance to publicly discuss controversial legislation they fear would undermine NSF's vaunted peer-review system.
Tackling a long-standing disconnect between animal and human studies, some charge that animal researchers need stricter safeguards and better statistics to ensure their science is solid.
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An imaging technique based on a cloud of cold atoms provides a model system to study the coherent transport of energy.
Records derived from polar ice cores provide constraints on methane emissions during the late preindustrial Holocene.
- Substitutions Near the Receptor Binding Site Determine Major Antigenic Change During Influenza Virus Evolution
The major antigenic changes of the influenza virus are primarily caused by a single amino acid near the receptor binding site.