galaxy light

MAGNIFYING THE COSMOS  The light from a distant galaxy (lower right) is warped by the gravity of a closer, massive galaxy (bright blur in center).

walking chimp

DO THE TWIST  Chimps walk on two legs with surprising flexibility, rotating their upper bodies much as people do when walking, a new study finds. Researchers say this discovery supports the view that hominids walked in a humanlike way more than 3 million years ago.

McDonald and Kajita

NEUTRINO NOBEL  Arthur McDonald (left) and Takaaki Kajita shared the Nobel Prize in physics for the discovery that neutrinos oscillate between different types, which demonstrates that the particles have mass.

Nicene Creed

SHAKY SCRIPT  An anonymous 13th century scribe with an unsteady hand wrote manuscripts including this early Middle English version of the Nicene Creed. Scientists now suspect the writer had a neurological condition called essential tremor.

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