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How did climatology become climate science — more broadly, how did the idea of Earth as an interconnected natural system emerge? A historian traces the change in a new book.
The scientific literature is riddled with bad charts and graphs, leading to misunderstanding and worse. Avoiding design missteps can improve understanding of research.
Microscopy has been a trade-off until now: the bigger the sample, the lower the resolution. But picking out cellular detail in mouse brains and more is becoming increasingly possible.