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Pueblo Bonito

DYNASTIC CENTER  Recovered DNA suggests that nine people buried in a huge structure called Pueblo Bonito (shown), located in northwestern New Mexico, belonged to a maternal dynasty that lasted for 330 years during the heyday of ancient Chaco society.

fluorescing dna

LIGHTING UP  When stimulated with light, DNA “blinks” on, making cellular structures (chromosome shown) visible without the need for fluorescent dyes.

Naica mine in Chihuahua, Mexico

IN DEEP  Samples from fluid pockets in crystals inside Mexico's Naica mine in Chihuahua revealed life-forms that may have been trapped in the minerals for up to 50,000 years.

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