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body in morgue

FORENSIC LENS  A new approach to determining a body’s time of death looks for patterns in genes that are active after death.

saiga

SAIGA SAGA  Baby saiga antelope mew to attract the attention of their moms. 

E. coli colony

TANGLY TENDRILS  This colony of E. coli bacteria gets its wrinkly look thanks to tendrils of cellulose that it uses to build a supertight, sticky web. A new view of microbes’ cellulose shows how it’s different from the kind found in plants.

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