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a barnacle in a jar
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Sonia Fernandez
Sessile creatures like this barnacle were the key to determining when the oil pipeline was compromised, an event that eventually led to the oil spill

How Marine Science Institute researchers helped solve the 2021 Huntington Beach oil spill

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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.