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The Best Science Photos of the Week

The Levant – – Here you’ll discover 10 incredible photos and the stories behind them,  taken from most interesting and informative articles we can and along the way we uncover amazing and cool images.

Spectacular Pluto views:

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The monumental July 14 fly by of Pluto made by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft recently revealed the most stunning images so far. A spectacular sunset, long shadows cast by enormous ice mountains and more than 12 layers to the dwarf planet’s atmosphere are just the tip of what’s been unveiled.

megaraptorid

A dinosaur unearthed in Australia possessed claws the size of large kitchen knives. While the new dino has not been officially named, they are sure it is a megaraptorid of the theropod family of dinosaurs.

Panda

While pandas are cute and get a lot of attention, and the conservation efforts for the adorable animals seem a little out of proportion, these efforts have been found to help to save many other uniquely Chinese animals.

 

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We typically think of genetically modified organisms as man-made but new information reveals nature began creating GMOs long before humans thought of it. Researchers found that genes from parasitic wasps have been carried through generations and are now part of the genome of some butterflies, silkworms and moths.

mesa-arch

Researchers in Utah utilized portable seismometers to study damages to a famous rock arch known as Mesa Arch. Concerns to the stability of the structure led to the study which used technology from building engineering to determine that the arch is stable and is not getting worse.
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During a storm in Ireland a 215-year-old beech tree was blown over, revealing a grisly scene — the bones of a medieval boy who had suffered a violent death.

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In 2007 three hobby paleontologists uncovered a fossil that was later examined by researchers and named the oldest known sea turtle fossil.

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Using modern-day x-ray tomography technology, researchers examined a known but little-understood fish that was discovered in 1938 to understand more about its lung.

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Engineers have new inspiration in how to design underwater exploration vehicles: a species of jellyfishlike creatures who use unique teamwork to navigate the oceans.

Source: Live Sceince

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