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  • 7 Apr 1997

    One of the most fruitful decades of chemical research began on 6 April 1931, with a landmark paper by Linus Pauling on the relationship between chemical bonds and the magnetic properties of substances.

  • 7 Apr 1997

    A pregnancy hormone appears to protect newborn mice from a wasting syndrome that is similar to a hallmark AIDS symptom.

  • 7 Apr 1997

    LONDON--Several European countries have agreed to the first-ever international convention on biomedical ethics.

  • 7 Apr 1997

    Peer pressure from high school potheads isn't the only reason people start smoking marijuana: A new study suggests that some people inherit an ability to enjoy a marijuana high.

  • 4 Apr 1997

    Frederick Alexander Lindemann, a German-born British physicist who made key discoveries in the study of heat, was born on this day in 1886.

  • 4 Apr 1997

    Strengthening its ties with a new facility at a major U.S.

  • 4 Apr 1997

    PARIS--Ten months ago, European space scientists saw one of their most important projects go up in smoke when Europe's Ariane 5 rocket, carrying a quartet of satellites called Cluster, exploded on its maiden voyage.

  • 4 Apr 1997

    WASHINGTON, D.C.--An ambitious program to create superefficient automobiles by the year 2000 will not reach a major milestone, predicts a new report from the National Research Council (NRC).

  • 4 Apr 1997

    Scientists have devised a computer model that may help solve a long-standing mystery: how physiological factors such as metabolic rate and life-span are related to body size.

  • 3 Apr 1997

    Scientists today appear just as inclined to believe in God as their colleagues were in 1916. The findings of a survey, conducted last year and published in today's issue of Nature, counter a prediction made 80 years ago that scientists' faith would wane with time.

  • 3 Apr 1997

    SAN FRANCISCO--Scientists have created a new type of ultraviolet laser that might be modified to read compact discs.

  • 3 Apr 1997

    Hoping to clear up one of the murky mysteries of dirty urban air, scientists have devised a mathematical model to predict how hydrocarbons from gasoline are transformed into tiny, and potentially unhealthy, particles.

  • 2 Apr 1997

    Today is the 70th birthday of Elizabeth Hay, an embryologist at Harvard Medical School who, through pioneering studies on regeneration of amphibian limbs, has shed light on the cellular mechanisms that transform normal cells into tumors.

  • 2 Apr 1997

    Elevated levels of a protein produced in response to infection and injury correspond to a higher risk of heart attacks and stroke in men.

  • 2 Apr 1997

    Scientists have discovered two compounds in the mammalian brain that appear to be members of a long-sought class of natural painkillers.

  • 2 Apr 1997

    NEW YORK CITY--Scientists have discovered that malignant breast tumor cells have high levels of an enzyme that tells cells to divide.

  • 1 Apr 1997

    Editor's note: It has come to our attention that some of our readers didn't notice that this story was posted on 1 April, and they didn't follow the link at the bottom to find a message revealing this as an April Fool's spoof. We apologize to any offended readers.

  • 1 Apr 1997

    A new sentry is now on the lookout for early signs of floods, droughts, and other potentially devastating weather patterns that may take shape months ahead.

  • 1 Apr 1997

    The Russian government is putting together its first AIDS research program: a $15 million effort to develop a vaccine against HIV.

  • 1 Apr 1997

    The mammals' main claim to fame--besides hair and nipples--is its bulging forebrain, or cerebral cortex, which controls aspects of thought and emotion.

  • 31 Mar 1997

    When it comes to the number of supercomputing centers it wants to support, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has decided that less is more.

  • 31 Mar 1997

    Blocking the formation of new blood vessels in female mice can disrupt their reproductive cycles, including their ability to become pregnant.

  • 31 Mar 1997

    Scientists have devised a clever form of bug-to-bug combat to fight Chagas' disease, a potentially fatal muscle infection transmitted by the aphidlike kissing bug. The new weapon is a bacterium, normally found in the bug's gut, that is engineered to produce a lethal protein.

  • 31 Mar 1997

    When a Russian passenger jet crashed in Norway last fall, forensic scientists had the gruesome task of identifying victims from sometimes minuscule body parts.

  • 28 Mar 1997

    Today is the birthday of Sir Joseph William Bazalgette, an English civil engineer born in 1819 who created a new drainage system for the city of London, greatly improving public health.

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