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Articles from Vol. 133, No. 13, March 26

A Sieve for Selecting Cesium
A sieve for selecting cesium One of the more deadly products of a nuclear reactor accident is the radioactive isotope cesium-137. Because this metal vaporizes easily, winds can carry it over long distances, contaminating large areas. Two researchers...
Cajon Pass Drilling: Down the Tubes?
Cajon Pass drilling: Down the tubes? While other nations are pouring more money than ever into scientific drilling projects that reach deep into the earth's crust, researchers at the deepest scientific drillhole in the United States, located near...
Fructose Risk for High-Fat Diners?
Fructose Risk for High-Fat Diners? While it's hard to predict who will suffer artery-clogging heart disease, certain metabolic warning signs can signal individuals at increased risk. Among the classic risk factors for coronary artery disease are...
Graham Defends FOIA Exemption for Federal Lab Research
Graham defends FOIA exemption for federal-lab research William R. Graham Jr., the President's science adviser, is carrying to Capitol Hill the administration's plea for a broad new exemption to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). The 1966 law...
Hawaii: A Stepping Stone to Space?
Hawaii: A Stepping Stone to Space? By JONATHAN EBERHART The idea of launching satellites into orbit from the island of Hawaii conjures up bizarre images of high technology amid the palm trees, flaming rockets against azure seas and golden sands....
Malaria Vaccine Trials Are Qualified Success
Malaria vaccine trials are qualified success The first vaccine against the disease-causing stages of the malaria parasite induced partial immunity in a small number of human volunteers, scientists report. Using a prototype vaccine made from three...
New Lung Cancer Vaccine May Double Survival Rates
New lung cancer vaccine may double survival rates Just-completed clinical trials of an experimental anticancer vaccine suggest that it can double survival rates in early-stage lung cancer and provide a way to predict within months which patients will...
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Hypnosis and the Divided Self
Post-traumatic stress disorder: Hypnosis and the divided self New research is challenging the official psychiatric description of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as an anxiety response. Based on PTSD victims' high susceptibility to hypnosis,...
Recombinant Vaccine Shows Promise against Dengue Fever
Recombinant vaccine shows promise against dengue fever Scientists this week reported progress in genetically engineering a 'vaccine for dengue fever, a severe viral disease of global significance that is beginning to spread to North America. Public...
Rockfest XIX: Getting Around
Rockfest XIX: Getting around It was 1970 that saw the first "Rockfest," formally known as the Lunar Science Conference, convened at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston to present analyses of the pieces of the moon brought to earth by the Apollo...
The Muscular Machinery of Tentacles, Trunks and Tongues: Scientists Discover a New Way for Muscles to Work
The Muscular Machinery of Tentacles, Trunks and Tongues Scientists discover a new way for muscles to work By STEFI WEISBURD An arm without bones could not bend. A person who tried to bend such an arm would instead end up with a short, fat bulge...
The Water's Always Greener
The water's always greener.... "Why bother?" This is the question scientists have long asked about the 128 species of fish known to migrate at various times in their life cycles between the ocean and fresh water. Large-scale migrations are generally...
To Nurse? the Black and White Picture
To nurse? The black and white picture Over the past two decades, there has been what the medical profession sees as a beneficial resurgence in the number of U.S. women choosing to breast-feed. However, data show that blacks are only half as likely...