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diamondback moth

NOM NOM NOM  In their caterpillar phase, diamondback moths can wreak havoc on a cabbage patch. A newly approved field trial aims to test whether a GM strain could reduce their damage.

Ceres

MUDDY OCEAN?  The dwarf planet Ceres could have once been a ball of mud with a solid core, a new model suggests.

IBM quantum computer

SEEKING QUANTUM SUPREMACY  Google, IBM and others are developing quantum computers. IBM has made its five-qubit computer accessible online for free, and the company is planning a 50-qubit computer for commercial use. The large tank shown here holds the cooling system that keeps a 17-qubit processor cold.

dog skull

HEAR HEAR  DNA extracted from an inner ear bone of this dog skull is helping researchers decipher dogs’ origin story. The skull is about 4,700 years old and was found at Cherry Tree Cave in Germany.



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