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Science  11 Mar 2011:
Vol. 331, Issue 6022, pp. 1246-1249
DOI: 10.1126/science.331.6022.1246-c

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The computer language COBOL is the subject of an exhibition opening 17 March at the Smithsonian. Materials scientists in Japan say they can make the compound iron tellurium sulfide (FeTeS) conduct electricity without resistance if they first soak the stuff in booze. And this week's numbers quantify Jeopardy! scores, electric-car sales, and the cost of identifying Earth's estimated 5.4 million undiscovered animal species.