In the June 24 SN: Unlikely worlds around dim red stars, bacteria to the rescue, flamingos’ balancing act, Jupiter up close, hominid origins revisited, spacetime shakes again, ladybug wing origami and more.
NOTHING TO HIDE A newly discovered glass frog (Hyalinobatrachium yaku, shown) has skin so transparent that its beating heart is visible.
J.M Guayasamin et al/ZooKeys 2017
EGG DIVERSITY Bird eggs vary greatly in shape, size and color. In a new analysis, researchers look for links between egg shape and birds’ traits and lifestyles.
Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology
TWO IF BY SEA Egyptian cats may have been transported by boat to far-reaching parts of Europe, Africa and Asia, a DNA study suggests. Early Middle Eastern farmers probably brought kitties and agriculture to Europe over land.