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CHILL OUT  Scotch heather weathers summer freezes by forming internal ice barriers that block ice crystals from spreading to its flowers.

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DIRT POOR  Soils will absorb far less climate-warming carbon in coming decades than previously thought, worsening global warming, a new study shows.

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EDITS UNDER WAY  Researchers in Sweden have begun editing genes in viable early human embryos (four-cell stage, shown). Others are probably doing the experiments behind closed doors, scientists say.



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