In the Aug. 19 SN: Bulletins from the tick wars, roots of Rwandan genocide, spin-resistant spiders, making mums blue, tardigrade saga continues, HIV antibodies from cows, Maxwell’s demon aces memory test and more.
WHITE NIGHTS Artificial light at night upsets pollinating insects and plants, and that disruption may spread into daylight hours.
FLOWER POWER This 3-D reconstruction reveals what the first flowers may have looked like. Female reproductive organs (green), male reproductive organs (yellow), and petallike structures (white) are shown.
H. Sauquet and Jürg Schönenberger
WHO’S GOT THE BLUES? Researchers in Japan have genetically engineered the first blue chrysanthemum.