In the Oct. 28 SN: Real-life vampires, the ultimate flu shot, no rings for Pluto, tsunami debris stowaways, jellyfish flouts sleep stereotypes, honey carries pesticides, teen concussion stats, a shape-shifting robot and more.
KIN’S KING Charles II of Spain was the last Habsburg ruler of Spain. His distinctive jawline, infertility and mental disabilities may have been the product of the royal family’s extreme inbreeding.
LOST AND FOUND Ancient DNA was lost when some humans (example human skull in background) migrated out of Africa, but the missing genetic heritage was “found” again when modern humans interbred with Neandertals (foreground).
BRINGING ‘EM BACK ALIVE Scientists think they have the tools to transform elephants into woolly mammoths (illustrated) and reverse extinction. A new book explores the promise and pitfalls of de-extinction.