In the Oct. 29 SN: Rebuilding coral reefs, moving beyond genomics to better map life’s networks, 2016 Nobel prizes, Zika’s long-term dangers, bumblebee optimism, musical midshipman fish, validating an ancient codex and more.
COOLING OFF A newly penned international agreement will phase out the potent greenhouse gases currently used in many refrigerators and air conditioners, prompting scientists and chemical companies to look for eco-friendly alternatives.
BUBBLING UP Scientists have found bubbles in a medium very different from these oxygen bubbles — an atomic nucleus. The researchers found that silicon-34 has a “bubble nucleus” with few protons in its center.
SOFT DRINK A new method softens water using aluminum, instead of salt, to remove minerals.