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.
A view deep into space from the Hubble Space Telescope shows numerous galaxies, huge collections of stars like the Milky Way. A century ago, astronomers called those galaxies “island universes,” a term introduced by Civil War general Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel.
NASA, ESA, G. Illingworth, D. Magee and P. Oesch/UCSC, R. Bouwens/Leiden University, and the HUDF09 Team
ANCIENT TRAITS Some people may have inherited a tendency to sunburn from Neandertals, a new study finds.
NUDGE MAN Richard Thaler of the University of Chicago has received the 2017 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for research on pitfalls of economic decision making.