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a photo cradle attached to the rail of steps leading to beach
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Sonia Fernandez
The CoastSnap cradle on the steps to East Campus Beach
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Waves crash on a revetment protecting houses along Broad Beach, Malibu.
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Charles Lester
The ocean is advancing on California, and we need to determine how we will respond.
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the cellular development of an embryonic tooth
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Neha Pincha Shroff and Pengfei Xu
Tooth epithelium (cell surface; yellow) and mesenchyme (cell surface; magenta). Proliferating cells (cyan) expand the tissue, generating a mechanical pressure at the tissue center that drives the formation of the main tooth signaling center or organizer, the enamel knot.
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A large field of sunflowers near Sacramento.
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Tfoxfoto via iStock
Tweaks to farming practices could preserve some of California’s declining water resources.
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A tractor sprays a soybean field in spring.
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Fotokostic vi iStock
Organic farming practices can increase pesticide use in neighboring, non-organic fields.
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Wind turbines behind solar panels at sunset
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iStock \ hrui
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A chiton sits among algae on a rock.
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Marcelo Rojas González via iNaturalist
The shell of the variable tonicia is covered in complex, image-forming eyes.
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Beijing’s Forbidden City lies shrouded in industrial smog.
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Holger Kleine via iStock
China’s infamous air pollution affects its citizens’ minds as well as their bodies.
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a cathedral in the middle of a mountain town in Colombia
Yarumal, a municipality in the foothills of the Andes north of Medellín, is one of several communities in Colombia that host a large kindred with a genetic form of early-onset Alzheimer's disease