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A DIFFERENT WAY TO MAP BIODIVERSITY  Maps of genetic diversity within mammal and amphibian species provide a baseline for understanding the effects of human activity and climate change on animals. 

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GO WITH THE FLOW Data collected by the FlowCytobot, an instrument that can identify and count cells (shown being secured underwater by a researcher), reveal that a kind of phytoplankton grows faster in warmer water, regardless of nutrients or other factors.

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FISHFACE A 423-million-year-old armored fish from China had jaws that resemble those of modern land vertebrates and bony fish.

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