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Icebergs float of Greenland in the arctic sea.
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Explora_2005 via iStock
Legions of icebergs brought the Atlantic circulation to its knees during the last glacial period.

Historic iceberg surges offer insights on modern climate change

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lab equipment
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McLean Echlin
The prototype of UCSB's TriBeam microscope, developed by the Tresa Pollock Lab before it was commercialized by Thermo Fisher Scientific
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A large crescent moon shines in the early twilight over tidal mudflats.
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DALL-E, prompt by Harrison Tasoff.
A soft summer evening in the Paleoproterozoic, as envisioned by DALL-E.
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The surface of Lake Superior from the back of a research vessel.
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Alexandra Phillips
The sulfate poor waters of Lake Superior could provide insights on the biochemistry of Earth's early ocean.
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A roadcut slices through the Great Unconformity.
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Adrian Tasistro-Hart
Cambrian Sawatch sandstone from the Sauk Transgression caps 1 billion-year-old Pikes Peak granite (pink) marking the Great Unconformity in a roadcut in Manitou Springs, Colorado.
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The cover of “Mighty Bad Land” with Mount Luyendyk in the background.
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Bruce Luyendyk
Peak 1070 — near one of the team’s field camps — was renamed Mount Luyendyk in honor of the author’s contribution to our knowledge of Antarctica.
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Side-by-side headshots of Tanya Atwater, Leda Cosmides and Nelson Lichtenstein
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Courtesy photo
Left to right: Tanya Atwater, Leda Cosmides and Nelson Lichtenstein