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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
by Nikki Staab and Diane Boudreau

GalaxiesLooking deep into space is like experiencing the universe in a house of mirrors where everything is distorted. The distortion is actually caused by gravity.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011
by Diane Boudreau

Photo by Gissel MarquezWe all know what heat feels like, but what does it look like? Armed with disposable cameras, a group of seventh-graders in Phoenix set out to document the summer heat. (photo by Gissel Marquez)

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
by Matthew C. Button

When researchers need to take measurements under the ocean, on glaciers or even on other planets, they turn to Alberto Behar. He helps them overcome the challenges of using sensors in extreme conditions.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Jewel waspThis year's Ugly Bug Contest features insects that look like they come from the Twilight Zone. See these creatures up close and cast your vote for the creepiest critter.

Life science
Friday, September 24, 2010
by Diane Boudreau

leafcutter antAnts are one of evolution's greatest success stories. Now scientists are studying these social insects to help them develop everything from antibiotics to robots.

Life science