In the Sept. 16 SN: Flexible brains learn with ease, making fair-minded machines, learning research hits classrooms, reading dodos’ bones, new battle of the sexes, tiny antennas, Southern Ocean upwelling in 3-D, black hole census and more.
BAT BRAINS A big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus) participates in experiments at Johns Hopkins University’s high-tech bat laboratory.
Ben Falk and Brock Fenton
BAD AIR U.S. pollution levels have come way down since the 1970s, but there’s still enough smog to raise the risk for cardiovascular deaths. Researchers are also drawing new connections between dirty air and metabolic and brain disorders.
COOPED UP Thanks in large part to antibiotics, chicken production has become heavily industrialized, as detailed in a new book.