In the October 1 SN: Meet the SN 10 — up-and-coming scientists exploring big questions, Tasmanian devils resist an epidemic of cancer, the ebb and flow of one man’s microbiome, oldest fossils, Juno’s first closeups of Jupiter and more.
SINGLED OUT In the home of the future, a Wi-Fi router and a computer could work together to personalize the home experience.
SCROLL PATROL A digital analysis enabled scientists to virtually unwrap a fragile, more than 1,700-year-old scroll and determine that it contains the oldest known Biblical text, other than the Dead Sea Scrolls. The charred scroll itself is at right.
W.B. Seales et al/Science Advances 2016 (CC BY-NC)
Materials scientist Qian Chen explores the boundary between living and nonliving matter by examining and manipulating materials in liquid environments.