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Trees in Berlin

FEELING THE HEAT  Tree-lined streets in Berlin, shown, offer a lot of benefits for city residents. But during heat waves, the trees, along with other plants, can also contribute to poor air quality, a new study suggests.

damselfly

As youngsters, damselflies sometimes engage in good old-fashioned cannibalism, when larger nymphs make a meal out of smaller ones. A new study shows that rising temperatures could exacerbate this phenomenon.

false-color map of seafloor showing tracks of icebergs

DIGGING IN  Wide troughs found under 250 meters of water in the Barents Sea, north of Norway and Russia, were shoveled out by the broad bases of icebergs broken from ice shelves, confirming the existence of those shelves. Darker shades indicate greater depth.

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