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  • Science loses out when ice caps melt

    At left is Peru’s Qori Kalis glacier in 1978, when it was still healthy. At right is the much-reduced glacier in 2000. A lake of meltwater now occupies what 22 years earlier had been a deep field of flowing ice.

    At left is Peru’s Qori Kalis glacier in 1978, when it was still healthy. At right is the much-reduced glacier in 2000. A lake of meltwater now occupies what 22 years earlier had been a deep field of flowing ice.

  • Honeybees do the wave

    Bee researcher Gerald Kastberger stands next to a giant honeybee nest.

    Bee researcher Gerald Kastberger stands next to a giant honeybee nest.

    Kastberger

    When a buzzing hornet comes near, most people want to run away as quickly as possible. But if the hornet targets your home, you will need to find a way to shoo it away.

  • Face values

    Scientific research has shown that a composite face (middle) made by blending many differe  <a href=How Do I Deal With My Boyfriend Not Wanting Me Back nt faces is more attractive than each of the faces used to make it." />

    Scientific research has shown that a composite face (middle) made by blending many different faces is more attractive than each of the faces used to make it.

  • Traveling tuna

    Apparently, even fish want to break the rules sometimes.

    After spending weeks and months swimming in the open sea, mature Atlantic bluefin tuna return to the area where they first hatched. They do so in order to spawn, or reproduce. These bluefin tuna are divided into two groups: western Atlantic bluefins and eastern Atlantic bluefins. When it’s time to mate, the mature westerners head toward the Gulf of Mexico, while the mature easterners return to the Mediterranean.

  • Contemplating thought

    This image shows a neuron as it responds to an electrical signal. The blue traces the path of the signal as it moves through synapses to the neuron.

    This image shows a neuron as it responds to an electrical signal. The blue traces the path of the signal as it moves through synapses to the neuron.

  • Troubles with Hubble

    If your family car breaks down on the road, a roadside assistance crew will be sent immediately to make repairs. But how do you tackle emergency repairs on an orbiting space telescope hundreds of miles from Earth?

    That’s a problem that some NASA engineers are now working to solve.

    After 18 years of capturing images of nearby galaxies and newborn stars, the hard-working Hubble Space Telescope mysteriously stopped sending data in late September.

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