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illustration of seismic waves under a mountain

NUCLEAR SHAKEDOWN  Rumblings of seismic waves reveal clues about North Korea’s nuclear weapons tests, detonated in a mountain.

microlensing illustration

QUICK FLASH  The light from a distant star may temporarily brighten when a free-floating planet passes in front of the star. This artist’s illustration shows how a rogue planet’s gravity distorts and focuses distant starlight as a ring around the planet.

fruit flies

RED FLAG A new genetic technology called gene drives may be easily thwarted, experiments with fruit flies suggest. The red flies shown here inherited a gene drive carrying a red fluorescent protein.

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DEEP VIEW  This Hubble Space Telescope image of nearly 10,000 galaxies of different ages, sizes and shapes is one of over 100 pictures in a new illustrated history of science.



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