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Cover Preview: Science Magazine – May 20, 2022

Enhanced charge density wave coherence in a light-quenched, high-temperature superconductor

The deubiquitinase USP8 targets ESCRT-III to promote incomplete cell division

All topological bands of all nonmagnetic stoichiometric materials

Cover Preview: Science Magazine – May 13, 2022

A survey of cell types across tissues as part of the Human Cell Atlas, mapped with single-cell transcriptomics in three papers in this issue, lays the foundation for understanding how cellular composition and gene expression vary across the human body in health, and for understanding how genes act in disease. 

Cover Preview: Science Magazine – May 6, 2022

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Bids for Anthropocene’s ‘golden spike’ emerge

Download PDFSites compete to mark global changes of the 1950s and define new geological age

Census aims for better U.S. statistical portrait

Download PDFAgency wants to retool its surveys and decennial census to improve efficiency and generate better data

Doubt cast on inflammation’s stop signals

Download PDFCritics challenge data underpinning “resolution immunology,” triggering university probes

Germany weighs whether culling excess lab animals is a crime

Download PDFAs prosecutors evaluate complaints from animal rights groups, labs try to reduce surplus

Balloon detects first signs of ‘sound tunnel’ in the sky

Download PDFAtmospheric analog to ocean’s acoustic channel could be used to monitor eruptions and bombs

Cover Preview: Science Magazine – April 22, 2022

Science: Climate Change Hits Desert Soil, Mayan Calendars In Guatemala

On this week’s show: Climate change is killing critical soil organisms in arid regions, and early evidence for the Maya calendar from a site in Guatemala.

Staff Writer Elizabeth Pennisi joins host Sarah Crespi to discuss how climate change is affecting “biocrust,” a thin layer of fungi, lichens, and other microbes that sits on top of desert soil, helping retain water and create nutrients for rest of the ecosystem. Recent measurements in Utah suggest the warming climate is causing a decline in the lichen component of biocrust, which is important for adding nitrogen into soils.

Next, Sarah talks with Skidmore College anthropologist Heather Hurst, who directs Guatemala’s San Bartolo-Xultun Regional Archaeological Project, and David Stuart, a professor of art history and director of the Mesoamerica Center at the University of Texas, Austin, about their new Science Advances paper. The study used radiocarbon dating to pin down the age of one of the earliest pieces of the Maya calendar. Found in an archaeological dig in San Bartolo, Guatemala, the character known as “seven deer” (which represents a day in the Maya calendar), was dated to 300 B.C.E. That early appearance challenges what researchers know about the age and origins of the Maya dating system.

Cover Preview: Science Magazine – April 15, 2022

COVER – A glass structure about 4.5 mm tall with features as small as 0.25 mm is 3D printed with microscale computed axial lithography followed by high-temperature sintering. The process enables the synthesis of highly transparent and inert glass parts with fine details, which are useful for a variety of applications.

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Global project gears up to study vaccine safety

Pandemic propels international efforts to understand incidence of rare side effects

Earth’s oldest land ecosystem spotted in drilled cores

Campaign probes for earliest signs of oxygen-producing life

Thermal batteries could back up green power

Efficiency jump in key component raises hopes for storing renewable energy as heat

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