In the Dec. 9 SN: Lessons from the Pliocene, searching for new ways to fight MS, a supernova on repeat, the great gene drive debate, spider sleep secrets, an ailing boy gets new skin, kleptopredation 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.