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worker honeybee

BEE COLD CASE  Just what caused sudden disappearances of honeybees (a worker bee shown) about a decade ago is still a matter of scientific debate.

OLDEST MOTH SCALE  A tiny insect scale from an ancient lagoon (left) may be one of the earliest fossil signs of  the evolutionary branch of moths and butterflies. Comparisons with modern scales (right) identified it.

illustration of SEXTANT

SPACE PLACE  NASA’s SEXTANT experiment demonstrated a stellar version of GPS, finding the experiment’s location with an apparatus consisting of 52 X-ray telescopes (illustrated) on the International Space Station.

illustration of 2-D honeycomb

ULTRATHIN FILMS  Computer simulations reveal the properties of a little-studied group of synthetic materials: 2-D arrays of metal atoms arranged in honeycombs (illustrated), triangles or squares.



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