In the Dec. 9 SN: Lessons from the Pliocene, searching for new ways to fight MS, a supernova on repeat, the great gene drive debate, spider sleep secrets, an ailing boy gets new skin, kleptopredation and more.
COME HERE YOU Blueberry flowers don’t make it easy for bees to reach the plants’ pollen.
WATCH OUT The Asian tiger mosquito (shown) is an unloved invader in much of the world, but now a bad-dad version is about to be commercially launched as a living tool to control populations of the pests.
NOT SO SWEET A global survey of honey found neonicotinoid pesticides in most of the samples. That suggests honeybees are bringing the chemicals back to their hives.