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.
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.
BONE UP New 3-D printed bone scaffolds, such as this one of human vertebrae, may speed up the healing process, researchers say.