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.
MOTION OF THE OCEAN FLOOR The network of submarine fiber-optic cables that deliver work emails and cat videos to computers around the world could double as undersea earthquake detectors. Existing cables are shown in purple; planned cables are in blue.
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LISTENING IN A new AI filters out background conversations and other noise in videos to isolate what a single person on screen is saying.
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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.