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illustration of Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2

LOFTY LOOK  NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (shown in an artist’s illustration) launched in 2014 and is giving scientists an unprecedented peek into how carbon moves between land, atmosphere, and oceans on Earth.

José Dinneny

José Dinneny studies how plants grow under stress, with insights that could be helpful in feeding a growing population.

pollen on a bee under UV light

MISSED A SPOT  After bees groom pollen off their bodies, there’s still some left over (illuminated here under ultraviolet light). These overlooked areas correspond to places where flowers’ reproductive parts come in contact with the bees, a new study shows.

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