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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.

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CAVE2: the virtual
reality system in action

December 11, 2012

Advanced Cyberworld Enables Data Exploration: Virtual reality immerses scientists in their data.

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Science on the
graveyard shift

October 31, 2012

By dark of night in an old graveyard, things rustle. At least if that cemetery is at London Grove Friends Meeting in Kennett Square, Pa. Look between the oldest markers, or under a gnarled oak tree that's been guarding the graveyard since the time of William Penn in 1682. You'll find not a ghost, but a scientist, probing the dirt for the secrets it might reveal.

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PRObE: One of a Kind Center Opens

October 24, 2012

With support from NSF, the New Mexico Consortium, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and Carnegie Mellon University created and opened the PRObE (Parallel Reconfigurable Observational Environment) Center, a one-of-a-kind computer systems research center located at Research Park in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

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Ticks on the Loose

September 7, 2012

This year's mild winter and spring were a bonanza for tick populations in the eastern U.S. Reports of tick-borne diseases have been rising fast. Lyme disease is more common in the Northeast and Upper Midwest, but new results show that Lyme is not the greatest cause for concern in the Southeast. Ehrlichiosis and spotted fever rickettsiosis are.

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Seeing Nature's Patterns

August 3, 2012

They're in everything from ocean currents to a flower's petals. Scientists are taking a new look at Earth-patterns, from the biodiversity of yard plants in the U.S. to that of desert mammals in Israel. From where flowers and bees live on the Tibetan plateau to how willow trees in America's Midwest make use of water. They're finding that two fields of science--ecology and phylogenetics--are inextricably intertwined.

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Plankton Bloom Heralds Summer's Arrival

July 5, 2012

Scientists have discovered a new trigger for the immense plankton bloom that happens every spring and summer in the North Atlantic Ocean.

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Older Is Better for Hunting Dogs

January 17, 2012

New research on hunting dog demographics helps understand human subsistence strategies in tropical rain forest environments.

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