Table of contents for The why files : the science behind the news / David Tenenbaum ; with Terry Devitt.

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Contents
Introduction
HEADLINE NEWS (WORLD NEWS)
Cats Get Their Own Genome!
Star Wars 2.0: Death Ray Is Wasting Nearby Galaxy!
Brain Pays Price for Torture
Missed Your Flight? Blame the Vanishing Leap Second
Religious Believers Say ¿God Told Us to Kill!¿
Building in the Path of Disaster
Why the Failed Response to Genocide?
METRO
Enemies of Fire Ants Make a Home on the Range
Flight of the Pigeon Shows Off Organic GPS
More Swimmers = More Disease?
Conservation NewsFlash: Unique Program Puts Money Where Mouth Is!
Economics Beat: [set as deck] Some Bright Ideas for Greener Transportation
A Concentration of Disadvantage: Poverty Is a Neighborhood Thing
Fat City: Could Urban Planning Aid Obesity
In Deadly Heat Waves, Who Dies?
Don¿t Know Much Biology. Neither Do My Kids.
Vegas Nightmare: Could Poker Make You Sick?
BUSINESS LIFE
Ibiz: Brave New Marketing: Are the Eyes the Window to Your Wallet?
Retaining Workers: Why Do Wage Slaves Come Back for More Punishment?
Entrepreneur¿s Roundup: Make a Watt, Make a Million! Inventors Flock to the Challenge of Green Electricity
Solar Cells with a 3D Attitude!
Sound Source of Electricity: Waste Heat
Hydrogen: Electricity¿s Best Friend
Smiley-Face Breakthrough: Stop Presses! Misery Is Miserable, but Smiles Sell!
Nanoworld: Big Profits Beckon in Tiny World
Seize the Nanotweeze!
Shrimpy but Beefy! Nanotubes Reach the Market
Patenting Life: How Wise? A Conversation with a Medical Ethicist
SPORTS
 Racehorses: Butt Is Big, but Big Butt Is Good Butt
 Straight Talk on the Curveball
 Overexercising: Worked Up Over Working Out?
 Teams Without Coaches? Honeybees Set the Pace!
 Move Over, Dog Paddle: Time for the Dino Paddle!
 ¿The Sport Cheat¿s Bible¿ (Book Review)
ARTS & LEISURE 
 Beachy: The Science of Sand Castles
 Grab Your Hanky. Tearjerker Ahoy!
 The Ghost with the Most: Spooks from Greek and Roman Times
 Word Order Orders Words
 Can You Hear Me Now? Understanding the Perfect Auditorium
 Linking Music and Literature
 Scribble, Scrabble: How Was Writing Invented?
 The Telltale Sounds of Silence
 This Is Your Brain on Jazz
FOOD
 Got a Beef with Grilled Beef? Herbs Cut Cancer-Causing Compounds
 Organic Farm: Garden of Plenty?
 Fat: The Good and the Ugly
 The Eyes: Gateway to Gluttony?
 Crabs Found Hoarding Seafood!
 Brains: Good for Everything¿Except Getting Rich?
 Dog Trains the Trainers!
 Are Diamonds Forever, or Is Something the Matter with Matter? 
 The Mammoth¿s Mane: Haut Couture on Ice
 The Rodent and Its Pals: The Genes of the Gregarious Mouse
 Videophilia: Nature Substitute Is¿No Substitute!
HEALTH
 The Fruit Fly Prescription for a Healthy Snooze
 Mending This Broken Heart: Could a Companion Help?
 Malaria: Could the Mosquito Be Our Best Friend?
 Urine: Oldest Fount of Science?
 The Plastic Fantastic Brain
 Embryonic Stem Cell Breakthrough Skips the Embryo!
 Obesity Vaccine on the Horizon
 Gut Instinct: Bacteria in Your Guts Are Your Best Friend
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
 Miracle Carpet Cleaner Has Ancient Heritage: Meet the Dino-Vac (TM) 
 Hello, Network, Farewell Privacy: Leaving Evidence in All the Wrong Places
 Marriage Provides Shelter from the (Electrical) Storm
 Is Cure Worse Than Disease? Oil Dispersant Toxic to Coral Reef
 Avian Flu Threat: A Medicine in Mushrooms?
TRAVEL
 Hang Glider Solution: How Did the World¿s Largest Bird Get Aloft? 
 Back to the Moon! But What Is the Real Goal?
 Walk Like a Man? Robots Inspired by Biology
 Going, Going, Gone: No Snows of Kilimanjaro
WEATHER
 Ultimate Leaf Blower: Meet the Hurricane-on-a-Truck
 One-More-Worry Department: Global Warming: Boon to Poison Ivy? 
 Warming in the West = Fire in the West?
 Squeezing Water from Thin Air!
 Hurricanes Getting Hot, Getting Horrid?
 Learning About Lightning
 What Do Ice Cores Say About Climates Past and Future?
 If You Whine About Weather, Steer Clear of THIS Planet!
 Ice-Fishing: Survival of the Anti-Freezest
HOME & GARDEN
 Zap-No-More: Designing a Better Bug Trap
 Building in the Fire Zone: How Safe Is Your Home?
 Shelter from the Killer Waves: Can Trees Protect Against Tsunamis?
 Original American Cuisine? First Farming Found
 Doomsday Vault Stores Seeds Against Culinary Calamity; Provides Eater¿s 	Insurance
 Defanging Doggone Pig Perfume
 Vacuum Cleaner a Futuristic Flea Flicker?
 Ultimate Klutter-Killer Found in Space!
AUTO NEWS
 Auto Show Update: Incredible Shrinking Car Stretches Material Supply! 
 Million-Year Cleanup Begins After Monster Pileup!
 Crashing While Blabbing: Is Cell-Yak-Driving Safe?
 Where Does the Energy in Gasoline Come From, and Where Does It Go? 
 Why Can¿t Asphalt Roads Last Forever?
 Can Engineers Pimp Our Ride and Fix Our Climate? Meet the Plug-In Hybrid
LIFE, LOVE AND RELATIONSHIPS
 This Is Your Brain on Sarcasm
 In Newborns, Does Familiarity Breed Contentment?
 Do the Eyes Have It? Culture of the Face
 Constant Kvetching Not All It¿s Cracked Up to Be
 Matching Mates: Evolutionary Lessons from Speed Dating	
 The Mating Game: Advice for the Lovelorn from the Animal Kingdom
 Marital Money Shocker: Your Attitude or Your Money!
OPINION PAGES
 Curiosity and Science Go Together Like Stars and Stripes?
 AIDS Numbers Prove Public Health Works
 Warning: Devolution at Work
 Nano-questions or Nano-nonsense?
 Needed Now: A Manhattan Energy Project!
 Stem Cell Advance: Victory for Science, or for ¿Ethics¿ Overregulation?
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Science -- Miscellanea.