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in vitro fertilization

UNDER THE MICROSCOPE  The modern science of in vitro fertilization began 50 years ago, with an experiment in rabbits that selected for their sex.

Algeria

DRY TIMES  A 200-year drought 4,200 years ago that caused civilizations to collapse across the globe marks the start of the newly designated Meghalayan Age. As seen in this photo from Algeria in 2017, droughts still occur during this ongoing geologic time period.

bottled water pickup site in Flint, Mich.

WATER WOES  For years, residents in Flint, Mich., have had to rely on bottled water from water pickup sites (one shown) after corroded city pipes sent lead levels in tap water skyrocketing.

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