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illustration of a laser hitting a charged atom

FEEBLE FORCE  Scientists detected a tiny force using a charged atom (illustrated as a red sphere), which moved (orange) when pelted with laser light (purple). A lens focused light emitted from the atom into a moving image (black arrow).


STEVE APPEARS  A purplish and green band of light known as STEVE, shown here with the Milky Way, is a new kind of aurora that appears in the sky during displays of the northern lights.

umbrella liverwort

NATURE’S DESIGN  The female reproductive structures of the umbrella liverwort, shown here, capture sperm-filled water droplets under their fronds.  

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