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Diet and Cancer

Recommendations aimed at reducing the incidence of cancers associated with nutrition are based on limited but suggestive evidence from epidemiological studies and animal experiments

By Leonard A. Cohen

Synchrotron Radiation

A threadlike beam of electrons wiggling through a gauntlet of magnets in a storage ring produces the world's brightest ultraviolet light and X rays. Such radiation opens the way to new science and technology

By Herman Winick

The Ancestry of the Giant Panda

Is the panda a bear? Is it a raccoon? Or does it actually belong in a family of its own? Molecular analysis provides new insights into this long-standing genealogical problem

By Stephen J. O'Brien

Early Farming in Northwestern Europe

Agriculture spread north and west from eastern Europe 8,000 years ago. Recent work based on distribution maps of Stone Age sites is showing how the "invasion" took place and what happened afterward

By John M. Howell

Modeling Tidal Power

Computer simulations show that a tidal power dam in the Bay of Fundy would raise tide levels as far away as Boston. The models can now be used to help assess the environmental and economic cost of tidal power

By David A. Greenberg

Departments

  • 50 and 100 Years Ago: November 1987

  • Odyssey

  • Ozone Watch

  • Double-Beta Decay

  • Pluto's Poles

  • Goethe V. Newton

  • DNA Unveiled

  • Unadvertised Receptivity

  • Hope for Blighted Bays

  • Stimulating Recovery

  • Stressed Out

  • Faces, Couches, Cats...

  • One-Stop Medicine

  • Aquatic Astronomy

  • Helium-Rich Supernovas

  • Artificial Chromosomes

  • Demons, Engines and the Second Law

  • Letters

    Letters to the Editors, November 1987

  • Amateur Scientist

    The Amateur Scientist, November 1987

  • Departments

    The Authors, November 1987

  • Computer Recreations, November 1987

  • Books, November 1987

  • Bibliography, November 1987

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November 1987