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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.

Dinocephalosaurus

PREHISTORIC PREGNANCY  With a long-necked body not suited to walking, an ancient marine reptile Dinocephalosaurus (illustrated) may have evolved to give live birth in the ocean rather than lay eggs on land, a new study suggests.

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