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  1. a photo of a hand scratching red scaly skin on a person's elbow. Only the person's torso and arms are in frame.
    Health & Medicine

    50 years ago, scientists were seeking the cause of psoriasis

    In the 1970s, scientists found a link between a chemical messenger and psoriasis, a complex inflammatory skin disorder.

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  2. Tropical fish biologist Mark Meekan, in a dive suit, swims near the nose of a whale shark.
    Animals

    Whale sharks may be the world’s largest omnivores

    An analysis of the sharks’ skin shows that the animals eat and digest algae.

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  3. image showing a semi-transparent clock overlayed over a photos of a city sidewalk scene and a handshake
    Health & Medicine

    How living in a pandemic distorts our sense of time

    The pandemic has distorted people’s perception of time. That could have implications for collective well-being.

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  4. Fishers pull in a large Atlantic bluefin tuna from choppy seas
    Oceans

    Sharks face rising odds of extinction even as other big fish populations recover

    Over the last 70 years, large ocean fishes like tuna and marlin have been recovering from overfishing. But sharks continue to decline toward extinction.

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  5. archaeologists excavating graves of plague victims at a London cemetery
    Genetics

    Black Death immunity came at a cost to modern-day health

    A genetic variant that boosts Crohn’s disease risk may have helped people survive the 14th century bubonic plague known as the Black Death.

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  6. I curved line of falling dominoes, toppling on each other.
    Physics

    How fast a row of dominoes topples depends on friction

    Computer simulations reveal that two types of friction are important in determining how quickly dominoes collapse.

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  7. a composite of headshots of the 2022 SN10 scientists
    Science & Society

    Big questions inspire the scientists on this year’s SN 10 list

    These scientists to watch study climate change, alien worlds, human evolution, the coronavirus and more.

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  8. Photo of a swamp
    Ecosystems

    ‘Fen, Bog & Swamp’ reminds readers why peatlands matter

    In her latest book, author Annie Proulx chronicles people’s long history with peatlands and examines the ecological value of these overlooked places.

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  9. A beaver in a cage, partially submerged in water and surrounded by grass
    Animals

    Relocated beavers helped mitigate some effects of climate change

    Along a river in Washington state, the repositioned beavers built dams that lowered stream temperatures and boosted water storage.

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  10. a woman spots a humpback whale tail
    Animals

    ‘Fathom’ seeks to unravel humpback whales’ soulful songs

    The film ‘Fathom’ on Apple TV+ follows the quest of researchers on the ocean’s surface to decipher the eerie symphony of humpback whale calls below.

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  11. Robin Wordsworth stands in front of a martian meteorite exhibit wearing a gray sweater and glasses
    Planetary Science

    Robin Wordsworth re-creates the atmosphere of ancient Mars

    Robin Wordsworth studies the climates of Mars and other alien worlds to find out whether they could support life.

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  12. underwater photo of an octopus garden on the sea floor
    Oceans

    Some deep-sea octopuses aren’t the long-haul moms scientists thought they were

    Off California’s coast, some octopuses lay eggs in the warmer water of geothermal springs in the “Octopus Garden,” speeding up their development.

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