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.
MOTION OF THE OCEAN FLOOR The network of submarine fiber-optic cables that deliver work emails and cat videos to computers around the world could double as undersea earthquake detectors. Existing cables are shown in purple; planned cables are in blue.
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TURN IT UP Researchers put an acoustic tagging device on a male narwhal to record its underwater clicks, buzzes and calls.
MELTDOWN An iceberg floats near the Rothera Research Station on the Antarctic Peninsula. Melting ice from the Antarctic ice sheet, which includes the peninsula, has intensified, new research finds.