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Camp Fire destruction in California

TORCHED TOWN  The Camp Fire burned through the town of Paradise in Northern California, leaving behind rubble where houses and businesses once stood.

yeast cell

SEMICONDUCTOR GETUP  A yeast cell (magenta) coated in semiconductor nanoparticles (purple), shown in this false-color scanning electron microscopy image, creates useful chemicals better than an uncoated cell does.

mammoth, mastodon, and gomphothere

MAMMOTH WORLD  A Columbian mammoth (Mammuthus columbi), an American mastodon (Mammut americanum) and a gomphothere (Cuvieronius) were among the prehistoric elephant relatives that roamed North America and Eurasia until the end of the last ice age.

illustration of asteroid heading for Earth

SPACE ROCK  An iron asteroid hurtles through space in this artist’s conception of an event that left a large crater in northwest Greenland sometime in the distant past.

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