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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.

2013
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image of a red tomato on the vine
Wild tomatoes are small plants with big messages.

Dec. 5, 2013

Tomatoes are in almost everything we eat, from salad and soup to chili and pizza. The wild relatives of these supermarket regulars, scientists are finding, have much to tell us about our food security, and about Earth's environmental future.

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image of a sea fan
Sea Fan 'Message
in a Bottle'

July 24, 2013

Sea fans offer a window into infectious diseases in the ocean--and ashore.

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image of a snow melting
Follow the search for
white gold--snowmelt

April 16, 2013

Thin snowpack puts ecosystems and water resources in critical condition.

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image of a penguin couple
The many forms of monogamy in the
animal kingdom

Feb. 13, 2013

Learn about the many forms of monogamy in the animal kingdom.

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