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.
THREE’S COMPANY Twenty months after the deadly fire on Apollo 1, Apollo 7 and its crew (from left), Donn F. Eisele, Walter M. Schirra, Jr. and Walter Cunningham, spent nearly 11 days in space, completing 163 orbits of Earth.
LAWS OF INHERITANCE Mosaics, individuals whose cells are not all genetically identical, are among the topics discussed in a new book about heredity. Mosaicism can cause a person to have two different colored eyes.
The International Astronomical Union’s vote in 2006 to demote Pluto to dwarf planet status merely created “the illusion of scientific consensus,” according to a recent paper.