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Articles from Vol. 133, No. 14, April 2

Berry Good and Nutty Anticancer Agent?
Berry good and nutty anticaner agent? A basket of fruits and nuts may be both gracious hospitality gift and a tasty cancer preventive, say scientists from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo. A substance called ellagic acid -- found in fruits like...
Boat and Beetle beside the Pyramids
Boat and beetle beside the pyramids When a joint Egyptian and American team last October drilled into the ancient pit beside the Great Pyramid of Cheops in Egypt, one of their big hopes was to obtain samples of 4,600-year-old air, dating back to when...
Cells Haywire in Electromagnetic Field?
Cells haywire in electromagnetic field? Electromagnetic fields may interfere with the electrical chitchat between cells in the body -- and cooperate with carcinogens to disrupt normal regulation of cell growth and promote cancer development, says...
Cold Probe Reduces Preemie Blindness
Cold probe reduces preemie blindness A procedure that freezes the surface of the eye can cut by half the risk of "severe vision loss" among premature infants with the vision-threatening disease called retinopathy of prematurity, scientists said this...
Following Pi Down the Decimal Trail
Following pi down the decimal trail Japanese computer scientist Yasumasa Kanada of the University of Tokyo has set himself a task that literally can never end. Step by step, he is extending the computation of pi pi -- the ratio of a circle's circumference...
Fooling Cancer with Tech Wizardry
Fooling Cancer With Tech Wizardry Using drugs that kill tumor cells while sparing normal cells is one way of decreasing the toxic effects often seen with cancer therapy, scientists noted last week when describing their latest studies using toxins...
Hawks Stoop with a Group to Increase Hunting Success
Hawks stoop with a group to increase hunting success Tag team competition extends beyond the professional wrestling arena. Groups of Harris' hawks in New Mexico use a variety of cooperative hunting techniques, including a "relay attack," to capture...
Ice Voyage into Antarctic Past
Icy voyage into Antarctic past Protected by a Danish support ship that nudged aside threatening icebergs, scientists on the most recent leg of the Ocean Drilling Project spent two months in the waters off Antarctica pulling up sediment cores from...
Improving the AIDS Test: Genetic Engineers Offer a New Approach to AIDS-Antibody Testing
Improving the AIDS Test Genetic engineers offer a new approach to AIDS-antibody testing By RICK WEISS Only three years after the first AIDS antibody test was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for screening donated blood, a promising...
Math Society Says No to SDI Funding
Math society says no to SDI funding Members of the American Mathematical Society (AMS) have voted to keep the organization from participating in activities that could be interpreted as support for the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI). They also...
Recycling Bone Marrow Transplantation
Recycling bone marrow transplantation Traditionally, a patient's sibling has been the donor of choice for a bone marrow transplant, reducing the chance of adverse immune reactions in the recipient. But with the size of an average U.S. family decreasing,...
Skeletal Aging of New World Settlers
Skeletal aging of New World settlers About two dozen human bones recently found on gravelly bars of the Kansas River may be the oldest human skeletal remains yet found in the Americas, according to scientists at the annual meeting of the American...
Thallium, Bismuth Superconductivity
Thallium, bismuth superconductivity By giving the highest temperatures yet recorded for reproducible bulk superconductivity, thallium and bismuth are generating intense interest among physicists and chemists. Early this year, full superconductivity...
The Five Satellites of San Marco
The five satellites of San Marco On March 25, an American Scout rocket serviced by an Italian crew sent a satellite with a trinational package of scientific instruments into orbit from one of the world's most unusual launch pads. Built like a steel...