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Pluto's hazy horizon

LAYERED HAZE  Not long after the New Horizon’s spacecraft buzzed Pluto, it captured an image revealing dozens of layers in Pluto’s atmosphere. That haze affects surface features such as the dwarf planet’s red patches, a new study suggests.

sugars on the outside of a cancer cell

CANCER'S SWEET CLOAK  Large surface proteins with chains of sugars (illustrated, yellow) on the outside of a cancer cell hide the tumor from immune attack and lull the immune system into a do-nothing trance. 

New Zealand road

SHAKE UP  A magnitude 7.8 earthquake that hit New Zealand last year altered the landscape. The temblor jumped between two faults thought to be too far apart for a quake to cross, new research shows.

young adults on smartphones

DIGITAL MINDS  Smartphones offer ways to connect, store data and get directions. But what exactly digital tech does to our brains is still an unanswered question. 



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