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Update: Science Crossing Borders
Water Released Across the U.S. - Mexico Border Brings Life to the Colorado River. Read more
The Elements of a Dazzling Fourth of July
The vivid colors in fireworks come from minerals you likely use every day. Read more
Supercomputers Map Out Super Endangered Species — In 3-D
Seeking new ways to study elusive species like pandas, condors, and sea cows, USGS ecologists are looking up in the sky and down into the sea—and into the third dimension. Read more
Candid Camera—Tegus Caught Preying on the Natives
The invasive tegu has been caught on camera preying on native species. Read more
Sea Otters Can Get Your Flu
The otter side of the 2009 flu pandemic. Read more
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