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.
LEVEL UP Scientists are developing equipment to upgrade the Large Hadron Collider (shown). The first stage of construction for the upgrade began June 15.
Maximilien Brice and Julien Marius Ordan
WAVE RUNNER Joseph Weber (shown in 1969) announced he detected a gravity wave using his aluminum cylinder detector at University of Maryland in College Park. It took nearly five decades for LIGO to confirm that gravity waves can be detected.
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BETTER SHAPE UP The heavy element nobelium contains 102 protons in its nucleus. Scientists have measured its shape for the first time.