In the June 23 SN: Emmy Noether gets her due, the 411 on ancestry testing, bonobo birthing buddies, a mysterious neutrino surplus, the oldest known lizard fossil, genetic genealogy in police work, Pluto’s dunes and more.
JUST THE FRILLS Showy blue and green frills are the only visible parts of a kind of giant clam that traps itself for life inside the rocky mass of a reef by a process that’s been misunderstood for decades.
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R.I.P. Koko, seen here showing Francine Patterson a flower, gained fame for learning sign language. The western lowland gorilla died June 19 at age 46.
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GOING THE DISTANCE Painted ladies travel 12,000 km each year, farther than any known butterfly migration.