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Soprano pipistrelle bats

WINGING IT  Soprano pipistrelle bats migrate from Northern to Central Europe every August. A newly designed device for studying bat migrations could help uncover secrets of the animals’ travels.

Baja California, Mexico

COUNTING QUAKES  The magnitude 7.2 El Mayor-Cucapah earthquake triggered numerous aftershocks across much of Southern California when it struck Baja California, Mexico, in 2010. A new study has identified more than a million tiny quakes recorded by seismometers in the region from 2008 to 2017, including hundreds of previously unnoticed aftershocks from the 2010 quake.

vanishing woman

THE LADY VANISHES  In Invisible Women, Caroline Criado Perez lays out the myriad ways that the gender data gap harms women. “Seeing men as the human default is fundamental to the structure of human society,” Criado Perez writes. “It’s time for women to be seen.”


WINDS OF CHANGE  A satellite image from March 2016 shows the blue streaks of unseasonably late snowmelt on the Larsen C ice shelf that was caused by warm winds cascading down mountain slopes on the Antarctic Peninsula.   

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