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OVERSHARING  Before personal devices reveal too much about what you’re up to, researchers are trying to build in user protections — or at least call attention to vulnerabilities.

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BEE COLD CASE  Just what caused sudden disappearances of honeybees (a worker bee shown) about a decade ago is still a matter of scientific debate.

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DEEP DISCOVERY  A scuba diver photographs the bottom of a submerged, underground pit where many animal fossils, including a teenage girl’s remains, were found in 2007. A TV documentary shows how these discoveries led to insights into the initial settling of the Americas.

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DUSTUP A dust storm (right) captured by the Mars Global Surveyor in 2001 swirls over much of the Red Planet. These storms are helping hydrogen from water vapor escape from the Red Planet, a new study finds.



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