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New Zealand road

SHAKE UP  A magnitude 7.8 earthquake that hit New Zealand last year altered the landscape. The temblor jumped between two faults thought to be too far apart for a quake to cross, new research shows.

image of Arctic sea ice on March 7, 2017

This year's maximum extent of Arctic sea ice, reached March 7 (shown), is the smallest peak extent ever seen.

River in Egypt

WINDING WATERWAYS  Aerial views of watersheds like this one in Egypt can take on fractal-like appearances, with large rivers branching into ever-smaller streams.

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