In the Oct. 28 SN: Real-life vampires, the ultimate flu shot, no rings for Pluto, tsunami debris stowaways, jellyfish flouts sleep stereotypes, honey carries pesticides, teen concussion stats, a shape-shifting robot and more.
VAMPS Creatures that feast on blood have evolved surprising ways to deal with all that fluid and protein, and to get the nutrients blood doesn’t offer.
TICK TOCK For their research identifying the molecular workings of the biological clock, Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young (from left to right) share the 2017 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine.
From left to right: Courtesy of Brandeis Univ., Mike Lovett/Brandeis Univ. and Mario Morgado/The Rockefeller Univ.
TIMEKEEPERS Three Americans have won the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for discovering the gears of circadian clocks and how they govern daily rhythms, such as sleep, metabolism and other body processes.