It's the first day of fall, which means it's Ysabel's birthday! Time to celebrate by featuring her book, Fifth Season. Sorry, Pumpkin Spice isn't a thing in Challen, but there are apples, roasted nuts, and animals out of their natural habitat.
Anyway, here are some of the most interesting science news articles I read this week:
Skin patch dissolves "love handles" in mice
Why spurned males abandon courtship attempts
Thirdhand smoke exposure effects on liver and brain found to worsen over time
New climate risk classification created to account for potential existential threats
Cassini probe plummets into Saturn's atmosphere after 20 years and 4.9 billion miles
Reliance on "gut feelings" linked to belief in fake news
Teens are growing up more slowly today than they did in past decades
Researchers switch off impulse to drink alcohol by blocking immune system
For some ducks, size matters for surprising reasons
Have a good weekend, and I'll see you Monday!