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BAT BRAINS  A big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus) participates in experiments at Johns Hopkins University’s high-tech bat laboratory.

Pierre Auger Observatory

LYING IN WAIT  Huge tubs of water (one shown) at the Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina reveal the tracks left as cosmic particles zip through them.

hurricane Irma

IRMA INCOMING  Hurricane Irma passed by Cuba on September 8, 2017, as a Category 4 storm (seen in this geocolor image captured by NOAA’s GOES-16 satellite) before making landfall in the Florida Keys on September 10, 2017.

PUZZLE PLANT  After bursting on the scene in the 1960s, marijuana remains a substance with uncertain effects on mental health and medical conditions.



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