In the Dec. 23 & Jan. 6 SN: Our top stories of 2017, grounded pterosaur hatchlings, protectors of the Dead Sea Scrolls, a counterintuitive metamaterial, neutron star sizing, arrow of time reversed, E. coli in flour and more.
HIDDEN TASTES The emerald ash borer has been attacking ash trees in North America for more than 20 years, but it’s recently become clear that’s not all it does.
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COME HERE YOU Blueberry flowers don’t make it easy for bees to reach the plants’ pollen.
ALIEN INVASION Burmese pythons, just one of the invasive reptiles now found in southern Florida and discussed in a new book, are consuming large numbers of mammals in the Everglades and nearby ecosystems.