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Canaanite skeleton

DNA DOES THE TALKING  An analysis of the complete genetic instruction books, or genomes, recovered from five Canaanite skeletons (one shown) reveals how these ancient people fit into humankind’s family tree.

balloon practice

SUCH GREAT HEIGHTS  Students practice launching balloons like the ones that will loft cameras to livestream the solar eclipse on August 21.

Allen Telescope Array

SEEKING E.T.  The Allen Telescope Array, located at the Hat Creek Radio Observatory in California, searches for signals from extraterrestrial intelligence. Astronomer Jill Tarter, the subject of the new book Making Contact worked to construct the telescope in the face of funding difficulties.

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