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cancer nanotubes

SQUEEZE PLAY  When trapped inside tight tubes, cancer cells divide unevenly. But as their membranes bulge (shown with yellow arrows), the cell division gets a little less distorted.   

birds of a feather

QUANTUM COMPASS  Migrating birds may find their way using sensitive quantum mechanical compasses. A new study suggests that such compasses benefit from the delicate nature of quantum weirdness.

Ancient wine jug

WINE TIME  A piece of a roughly 6,300-year-old jar found in Greece contains chemical evidence of fermented grapes, making it the oldest known example of wine making in Europe, and perhaps in the world.

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