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.
STRONGER TOGETHER Tumor cells (red) grown with bacteria (green) could stave off a common chemotherapy drug because some bacteria can inactivate the drug.
Many people avoid artificial sweeteners because of a bitter aftertaste. But a combination of two of them, saccharin and cyclamate, blocks the bitter effects.
FUNGUS AMONG USAspergillus fumigatus (shown) is a common fungus found in soil. New immunology research is helping explain why the organism can make immunocompromised people so sick, while going undetected by healthy people.