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COOLING OFF  A newly penned international agreement will phase out the potent greenhouse gases currently used in many refrigerators and air conditioners, prompting scientists and chemical companies to look for eco-friendly alternatives.

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GO WITH THE FLOW Data collected by the FlowCytobot, an instrument that can identify and count cells (shown being secured underwater by a researcher), reveal that a kind of phytoplankton grows faster in warmer water, regardless of nutrients or other factors.

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EARTHQUAKE VS. VOLCANO   The rupturing of a major earthquake in Japan was cut short by the magma chamber inside the Mount Aso volcano, new research suggests. Its steaming crater is shown above.

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