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Scientific American 2009-06 - June


Scientific American 2009-06 - June

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The Price of Silent Mutations; June 2009; by J. V. Chamary; Laurence D. Hurst; 8 Page(s)

Small changes to DNA that were once considered innocuous enough to be ignored are proving to be important in human diseases, evolution and biotechnology

Phosphorus: A Looming Crisis; June 2009; by David A. Vaccari; 6 Page(s)

This underappreciated resource—a key part of fertilizers—is still decades from running out. But we must act now to conserve it, or future agriculture will collapse

Scientific American 10; June 2009; by Melinda Wenner; Sally Lehrman; Kate Wilcox; Gary Stix; 8 Page(s)

Information thieves can now do an end run around encryption, networks and the operating system

The Taming of the Cat; June 2009; by Carlos A. Driscoll; Juliet Clutton-Brock; Andrew C. Kitchener; Stephen J. O'Brien; 8 Page(s)

Genetic and archaeological findings hint that wildcats became house cats earlierand in a different placethan previously thought

Data in the Fast Lanes of Racetrack Memory; June 2009; by Stuart S. P. Parkin; 6 Page(s)

A device that slides magnetic bits back and forth along nanowire "racetracks" could pack data in a three-dimensional microchip and may replace nearly all forms of conventional data storage

Reviews; June 2009; by Michelle Press; 2 Page(s)

Dinochicken -- Acts of God -- Nature's Masterpiece

Ask the Experts; June 2009; by Raymond Boissy; Tim Jacob; 1 Page(s)

What causes albinism? Are there any treatments for it?; Why do two things I like to eat sometimes taste so bad when eaten together?

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