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Sumatra quake

DEADLY DISASTER  The quake that ruptured off the coast of Sumatra on December 26, 2004, was one of the deadliest earthquakes in history, mostly because it set off an enormous tsunami that destroyed nearby island communities.

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.

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