Happy Labor Day, everyone! Whether you're relaxing or laboring away like we are, take a break and check out some of the latest in science news from around the Web:
- Grief may not be unique to humans; New Scientist reports that dolphins seem to have a complex reaction to the death of another dolphin, displaying behaviors suggestive of mourning in certain situations. Other research has shown that gorillas, chimps and elephants also may show some understanding of death.
"Katia was a tropical storm gathering energy over the Atlantic Ocean when one of the Expedition 28 crew took this photo on Aug. 31, 2011, from aboard the International Space Station. The picture, taken with a 12-mm focal length, was captured at 14:09:01 GMT. Later in the day Katia was upgraded to hurricane status. Two Russian spacecraft - a Progress and a Soyuz –can be seen parked at the orbital outpost on the left side of the frame."Source: NASA