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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.

Unraveling the mystery of chiton visual systems

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University students and professor flank an adult in a wheelchair in front of a weight machine
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Lilli McKinney
Capstone project client Steve Ferreira (center) with (from right): Professor Tyler Susko and team members James Freda, Carlos Rivera, Janna Crocker, Joseph Byun and Cannon Crow.
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A whitebark pine growing on the rock overlooking Big Pine Creek in the Eastern Sierra Nevada.
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Joan Dudney
Whitebark pines growing in cold, high elevation regions grew more during droughts, which lengthened their growing season.
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A pumpjack nestled between trees and luxury homes.
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iStock
California currently has no setback restrictions, so oil production can occur in the middle of neighborhoods like Signal Hill, in Los Angeles.
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A hand hovering over a match
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Matt Perko
Our perception of pain arises from a complex system connected to many other pathways.
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group of researchers in gray t-shirts standing outside a modern building
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Matt Perko
From l to r: Ambuj Singh, Christopher Kruegel, João Hespanha, Giovanni Vigna
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Holly Moeller checks on flasks of mixotrophic algae.
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Holly Moeller
Holly Moeller hopes these nondescript algae will help her uncover the intriguing lifestyle of mixotrophs and understand how environmental conditions influence their growth.
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A mountain made of multicolored pill capsules
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Ryan Allen and Peter Allen, Second Bay Studios
A new antibiotic susceptibility test revealed that existing FDA-approved antibiotics can effectively treat multidrug-resistant infections.