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Slideshows & Photo Galleries

Slideshows and photo galleries take you behind the scenes--in a chemistry lab, out in the field with paleontologists, and inside a termite colony--to see and hear science, in action.

2009
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Uncovering Tawa hallae



December 10, 2009

When paleontologists unearthed the ancient dinosaur Tawa hallae, they knew it was different. What they didn't know is that the species answers questions about the earliest evolution of dinosaurs.

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The Secret Lives of
Aerosols


December 10, 2009

The tiny particles that cause smog are much more reactive than scientists previously thought--with implications for human health and future climate.

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Written in Tree Rings



November 13, 2009

Pines near tree line have had a noticeable growth spurt over the last 50 years-- and new research indicates it's due to warming mountaintops.

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Mystery of the Mojave



November 5, 2009

Scientists reveal chemistry's role in driving nitrogen loss from desert soil.

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Evolution's Continuing Creativity


November 5, 2009

Researchers glimpse speciation in action: one species of butterfly that may soon diverge into two.

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Dead Zones



November 3, 2009

Massive "dead zones" are regularly invading the Pacific Northwest's near-shore waters. Now some scientists are turning to underwater robotic gliders to help understand these mysterious die-offs.

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Vying for the Termite
Throne


October 5, 2009

Battles between termite colonies are a clue to an evolutionary puzzle: Why are whole classes of termites sterile?

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Building Fido's Family
Tree


August 3, 2009

Researchers use genetics of village dogs worldwide to piece together the history of dog domestication.

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Inside a Beetle's
Iridescence


July 23, 2009

The shimmery shell of jewel beetles may lend new insights into liquid crystal technology.

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Classifying Clicks



July 14, 2009

Linguists use new technology to study the mechanics of exotic and endangered African click languages.

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Tracking Carbon in the Warming Tundra


May 27, 2009

New research finds that carbon release from permafrost thaw will amplify over time.

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