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An advance in molecular moviemaking shows how molecules respond to two photons of light

Some of the molecules’ responses were surprising and others had been seen before with other techniques, but never in such detail or so directly, without relying on advance knowledge of what they should look like.

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An advance in molecular moviemaking shows how molecules respond to two photons of light

Some of the molecules’ responses were surprising and others had been seen before with other techniques, but never in such detail or so directly, without relying on advance knowledge of what they should look like.

What is the gegenschein?

The sun’s counterglow – or gegenschein – is kind of a stargazers’ legend. What is it, and how can you see it? Erwin Matys and Karoline Mrazek of Project Nightflight explain.

Swirling seals win top underwater photography honors

While waves may roil and sunlight might dance atop the water, often the most interesting activity happens underneath the surface. Since 1965, the Underwater Photographer of the Year awards have been focused on this fascinating underwater realm. The competition “celebrates…

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Genome stability: Intricate process of DNA repair discovered

An elaborate system of filaments, liquid droplet dynamics and protein connectors enables the repair of some damaged DNA in the nuclei of cells, researchers have found. The findings further challenge the belief that broken DNA floats aimlessly — and highlight the value of cross-disciplinary research in biology and physics.

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INSECTS: Spray planes combat huge locust outbreak in East Africa

As locusts by the billions descend on parts of Kenya in the worst outbreak in 70 years, small planes are flying low over affected areas to spray pesticides in what experts call the only effective control.