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Pterosaurs Were Monsters of the Mesozoic Skies
Evolution

Pterosaurs Were Monsters of the Mesozoic Skies

Fossils and mathematical modeling are helping to answer long-standing questions about these bizarre animals 

By Michael B. Habib
Is Death Reversible?
Neuroscience

Is Death Reversible?

An experiment that partially revived slaughterhouse pig brains raises questions about the precise end point of life

By Christof Koch
A New Theory of Obesity
Public Health

A New Theory of Obesity

“Ultraprocessed” foods seem to trigger neural signals that make us want more and more calories, unlike other foods in the Western diet

By Ellen Ruppel Shell
New Clues in the Hunt for a Room-Temperature Superconductor
Physics

New Clues in the Hunt for a Room-Temperature Superconductor

Could new theoretical and computational advances finally deliver the elusive room-temperature superconductor?

By Bob Henderson
The Struggle to Save Heirloom Rice in India
Biology

The Struggle to Save Heirloom Rice in India

Long-forgotten varieties of the staple crop can survive flood, drought and other calamities. The challenge is bringing them back

By Debal Deb
The Significant Problem of P Values
Policy & Ethics

The Significant Problem of P Values

Standard scientific methods are under fire. Will anything change?

By Lydia Denworth
How to Prime Preschoolers for Success
Behavior & Society

How to Prime Preschoolers for Success

The best programs teach kids language skills and focusing abilities through innovative, child-centered activities

By Lisa Guernsey

Departments

  • From the Editor

    Introducing the October 2019 Issue

  • Letters

    Readers Respond to the June 2019 Issue

  • Advances

    Med School without Cadavers?  

  • Comparing Beauty in Math and Art

  • Scientists Tripped People for Science  

  • A Dangerous Optical Illusion  

  • In Case You Missed It

  • Poison Frog Fathers Ferry Their Tadpoles Great Distances

  • Trapping the Tiniest Sound

  • More Grazing Leads to Fewer Fires in the Serengeti

  • Molecular Trap Locks Away CO2

  • Scorpion Venom Could Lead to New Antibiotics

  • Mini Gravitational-Wave Detector Could Probe Dark Matter

  • Forum

    The Economic Imperative of Reforming STEM Education

  • The Science of Health

    The Cancer-Obesity Time Bomb

  • The Science Agenda

    China Needs Stronger Ethical Safeguards in Biomedicine

  • Recommended

    Recommended Books, October 2019

  • Anti Gravity

    The Outsize Role of Tiny Mosquitoes in Human History

  • 50, 100 & 150 Years Ago

    50, 100 & 150 Years Ago: October 2019

  • Graphic Science

    U.S. Power Supply Is Changing Significantly

  • The Intersection

    Your Brain on Google Maps

  • Ventures

    Aviation Is on a Low-Carbon Flight Path

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