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It's a Small World

This year's very best in microscopic photography

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MAGAZINE HIGHLIGHTS

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20 Things You Didn't Know About ... Diamonds

Though it may not be forever, this mineral is the hardest we know of, manifests as rain inside some gas planets and, in Renaissance folklore, was considered an amulet to ward off madness.
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The First Black Hole Close-Up

An Earth-sized telescope will capture the unseeable.
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Can CRISPR Feed the World?

Biologists have a new tool to save oranges and other crops — if the public can stomach it.
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