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Illustration showing convergent evolution in lizards to lighter color.   Image Same genes but different mechanisms cause two lizard species to match their surroundings.
Updated December 29, 2009
Photo of White Sands, New Mexico.   Image White Sands, New Mexico is a unique environment to observe "evolution in action".
Updated December 29, 2009
Photo of light and dark lizards that exhibit rapid adaptation to White Sands, New Mexico.   Image Lizard species that exhibit rapid adaptation to White Sands, New Mexico.
Updated December 29, 2009
A sequence of closer views of the eruption, with bright flashes of hot magma.   Video A sequence of closer views of the eruption, with bright flashes of hot magma.
Video type: Brightcove Video Cloud
Updated December 17, 2009
Bubbles of gas-rich magma burst, spewing lava fragments into the water.   Video Bubbles of gas-rich magma burst, spewing lava fragments into the water.
Video type: Brightcove Video Cloud
Updated December 17, 2009
Photo showing a pillow lava tube extending downslope in an area about three feet across.   Image A pillow lava tube extends downslope in an area about three feet across.
Updated December 17, 2009
Photo of superheated molten lava, about 2200 degrees Fahrenheit, about to explode into the water.   Image Superheated molten lava, about 2200 degrees Fahrenheit, is about to explode into the water.
Updated December 17, 2009
Photo showing the orange glow of magma in an eruptive area along the summit.   Image The orange glow of magma in an eruptive area the length of a football field along the summit.
Updated December 17, 2009
Photo of  a bright flash of hot magma blown up into the water before settling back to the seafloor.   Image A bright flash of hot magma is blown up into the water before settling back to the seafloor.
Updated December 17, 2009
Photo of an eruptive blast at West Mata Volcano, with superheated pillow lava flowing downslope.   Image An eruptive blast at West Mata Volcano, with superheated pillow lava flowing downslope.
Updated December 17, 2009
Photo of shrimp congregating in hot, acid waters near the summit of West Mata Volcano.   Image Shrimp congregate near the summit of West Mata Volcano, withstanding hot, acid waters.
Updated December 17, 2009
Photo of an explosion of ash and rock at the West Mata Volcano with molten lava glowing below.   Image An explosion at the West Mata Volcano throws ash and rock, with molten lava glowing below.
Updated December 17, 2009
Illustration showing how continuous versus randomly-oriented fabric can strengthen a fault.   Image Continuous fabric makes for a weaker fault, while randomly-oriented fabric makes it stronger.
Updated December 16, 2009
Image of the fault core seen in the Zuccale fault in Elba, Italy.   Image Image of the fault core seen in the Zuccale fault in Elba, Italy.
Updated December 16, 2009
Foliated microstructure at the microscale: talc lamellae (brights) and calcite veins (white-greys).   Image Foliated microstructure at the microscale: talc lamellae (brights) and calcite veins (white-greys).
Updated December 16, 2009
Photo showing the Zuccale Fault, Elba, Italy from a distance.   Image View of the Zuccale Fault, Elba, Italy from a distance.
Updated December 16, 2009
David Charbonneau describes the discovery of a super-earth, water-world only 40 light years away.   Video Astronomers find a super-Earth, water-world orbiting a red dwarf star 40 light-years from Earth.
Video type: Brightcove Video Cloud
Updated December 16, 2009
Photo of the MEarth telescopes at Mt. Hopkins, Arizona.   Image Photo of the MEarth telescopes at Mt. Hopkins, Arizona.
Updated December 16, 2009
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