Teconstruction of Spiclypeus shipporum's skull with the missing parts faded (Image Jordan C. Mallon et al.)

An article published in the journal “PLOS ONE” describes the analysis of the bones of a dinosaur that was called Spiclypeus shipporum. It’s a so-called horned dinosaur that belongs to the family of the ceratopsids (Ceratopsidae). The only specimen found lived about 76 million years ago in today’s Montana, USA.

The Wheel of Ice by Stephen Baxter

The novel “The Wheel of Ice” by Stephen Baxter was published for the first time in 2012.

A large wheel hosts a mining colony in the Saturn system. It’s a frontier place where the staff works hard and the workers’ children grow up without much hope. There should not be anything strange but the Tardis is attracted by a strange anomaly and stops in the area.

The Second Doctor, Jamie and Zoe are forced to investigate to see why the Tardis has stopped there. However, they themselves suspected of sabotage because strange failures are happening lately in the station. What are the strange blue dolls that someone claims to have seen but of which other people deny the existence?

Masai Giraffe, also known as the Kilimanjaro Giraffe, (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi)

An article published in the journal “Nature Communications” describes a genetic research on the giraffe. An international team led by Professor Douglas Cavener of Penn State University sequenced the DNA of the giraffe and of the okapi, its closest living relative. A comparison extended to the genome of other mammals identified 70 genes linked to the giraffe’s evolutionary adaptations, including its long neck.

Citizen Komarova Finds Love by Ekaterina Sedia

The short story “Zombie Lenin” by Ekaterina Sedia was published for the first time in 2007.

A college student who started seeing the zombie of Lenin when she was just a little girl tries to understand the meaning of her visions following lessons on chthonic deities. Is it simply a progressive schizophrenia or is there something else behind her obsession?