In the April 1 SN: Digital tech on the brain, cancer’s sweet spell, elephant sleep stats, ancient stardust spotted, a hydrothermal cradle of life, nutrition in a changing climate, nesting-doll parasitism, a neutrino trio and more.
FRIEND OR FOE A dengue antibody (blue, shown bound to a dengue virus protein, red, in this molecular model) can ease Zika’s entry into cells, a new study finds.
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An analysis of existing studies linked daily juice drinking to very small amounts of extra weight in young children. The amount was so minuscule that it probably doesn’t matter, scientists say. The studies looked at only 100 percent fruit juice, not fruit cocktail drinks.
WINK WINK Brain activity linked to recognizing verbal sarcasm also spikes when reading a sentence that ends with a winky-face emoji.