Bath salts

DRUGS BY DESIGN Bath salts (above) are packaged as a product one might use in the tub. They’ve been linked to deaths.

micrograph of mouse's optic nerve

NERVE PROTECTORS  The glowing cells in this micrograph of a mouse’s optic nerve help shield electrical signals passing between eyes and brain. The Brainbow technique allows scientists to visualize how the cells work together.

ancient species of wading bird

WATER WADER  An ancient species of wading bird (illustrated) that lived about 130 million years ago is the oldest known avian relative of modern birds.

Mosaic of Vesta

SPACE ROCK  A colossal mountain on the south pole of Vesta, seen in this mosaic of images from the Dawn spacecraft, is one of the locales to explore in Vesta Trek.



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