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shallow reef

IN THE DEEP Healthy shallow reefs, like this one in Micronesia, are at increasing risk. Researchers previously hoped that species from these reefs could survive in deeper reefs, but new evidence shows this may not be the case.  

an illustration of a neutron being blasted from a blazar

SPEED TEST  A neutrino blasted from a bright galaxy known as a blazar (illustrated) along with a flare of light reveals that neutrinos travel at roughly the speed of light.  

fruit fly brain map

BRAINBOW  Scientists have imaged the fruit fly brain in new detail. Colors highlight the paths of nerve cells that have been mapped so far. Cells with bodies close together share the same color, but not necessarily the same function.

nerve cells

RIGHT ON TARGET  A painkiller made with botulinum toxin prevents certain nerve cells (green) from relaying pain information to the brain in mice.



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