Table of Contents; July 2009; by The Editors; 3 Page(s)
From the Editor; July 2009; by John Rennie; 1 Page(s) My Moon Landing
Letters; July 2009; by The Editors; 2 Page(s) Renewable Energy; Tuberculosis; Special Relativity
50, 100 & 150 Years Ago; July 2009; by Daniel C. Schlenoff; 1 Page(s) Electrons Clarified; Baseball Illuminated; Chess Excoriated
Updates; July 2009; by Philip Yam; 1 Page(s) Mercury Cycle; Happiness and Choices; Gray Wolf Delisted; Hubble's Last Fix
Eyes on the Swine; July 2009; by Christine Soares; 2 Page(s) Could animal surveillance have seen the new flu coming?
Blasts from the Past; July 2009; by Zeeya Merali; 3 Page(s) Did China's nuclear tests kill thousands and doom generations?
Hitching a Ride; July 2009; by Kate Wong; 2 Page(s) Crawling may be unnecessary for normal child development
Juvenile Thoughts; July 2009; by Charles Q. Choi; 2 Page(s) Being more infantile may have led to bigger brains
The Specter of Fraud; July 2009; by Eugenie Samuel Reich; 2 Page(s) Stimulus funds for science raise concern about misconduct
Deep into the Red; July 2009; by Bianca Nogrady; 2 Page(s) Infrared fluorescent proteins could transform cellular imaging and control
Avatar Acts; July 2009; by Micheal Tennesen; 2 Page(s) When the Matrix has you, what laws apply to settle conflicts?
News Scans In Brief; July 2009; by David Biello; Steve Mirsky; John Matson; Katherine Harmon; Charles Q. Choi;; 2 Page(s) A Lower High-Water Mark; Do Rain Forests Make Rain; Ants: "I'm Not Dead Yet"; Working on the Railroad; Temptation Zone; Humanity's Ground Zero; What Is Watson
Act Now on Global Warming; July 2009; by The Editors; 1 Page(s) Boost the price on energy from carbon and give the proceeds back to consumers
Still Needed: A Climate Plan; July 2009; by Jeffrey D. Sachs; 1 Page(s) Markets and negotiations are no substitute for rational planning and new technology
I Want to Believe; July 2009; by Michael Shermer; 3 Page(s) Opus 100: what skepticism reveals about science
From the Moon to Mars; July 2009; by Harrison H. Schmitt; 8 Page(s) The only scientist and field geologist ever to visit the moon offers some pointers to those who will one day visit Mars
New Ways to Squash Superbugs; July 2009; by Christopher T. Walsh; Michael A. Fischbach; 8 Page(s) Scientists are using new tools and tactics in the race to discover novel antibiotics
Grassoline at the Pump; July 2009; by George W. Huber; Bruce E. Dale; 8 Page(s) Scientists are turning agricultural leftovers, wood and fast-growing grasses into a huge variety of biofuels—even jet fuel. But before these next-generation biofuels go mainstream, they have to compete with oil at $60 a barrel
Origins of the Left & Right Brain; July 2009; by Peter F. MacNeilage; Lesley J. Rogers; Giorgio Vallortigara; 8 Page(s) The division of labor by the two cerebral hemispheres—once thought to be uniquely human—predates us by half a billion years. Speech, right-handedness, facial recognition and the processing of spatial relations can be traced to brain asymmetries in early vertebrates
The Ivory Trail; July 2009; by Samuel K. Wasser; Bill Clark; Cathy Laurie; 8 Page(s) The illegal slaughter of African elephants for ivory is now worse than it was at its peak in the 1980s. New forensic tools based on DNA analysis can help stop the cartels behind this bloody trade
The Science of Bubbles & Busts; July 2009; by Gary Stix; 8 Page(s) The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression has prompted a reassessment of how financial markets work and how people make decisions about money
Recommended; July 2009; by Kate Wong; 1 Page(s) Moon Walking; Becoming Human; Amazing Animals
Ask the Experts; July 2009; by S. Jay Olshansky; James E. Miller; 1 Page(s) Why haven't humans evolved eyes in the back of the head?; Instead of sequestering carbon dioxide to reduce its effects on global climate, why don't we split it into harmless carbon and oxygen?