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Parkland shooting

FLEEING TRAGEDY  Students run with their hands up following a February 14, 2018, shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla. Researchers know little about what turns certain individuals into mass killers or whether particular policies, including gun restrictions, prevent rampage shootings.

fetal mummy

MUMMIFIED  The 6-inch-long body of a fetal mummy known as Ata, who scientists now say was a female, was preserved due to the arid conditions of Chile’s Atacama Desert.

drawing of a female scientists

#WOMENINSCIENCE  On average, 55 percent of girls and 95 percent of boys drew scientists as male in surveys since the 1980s. That's progress compared with the 0.6 percent (all girls) who depicted a female scientist between 1966 and 1977.

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