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This month's featured images include a commemorative portrait of the spacecraft Cassini and a composite image of dark matter.

Abigail Malate, Staff Illustrator

Detecting signs of life on planets beyond the solar system turns out to be more complicated than previously thought.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

Our first impulse is to reject immoral actions as impossible.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Scientists find that soybeans attract fewer flocking birds than wheat or corn.

Teresa L. Carey, Contributor

Interior designers are turning to experiments, using psychology and physics to come up with the best spaces for health -- and productivity.

Katharine Gammon, Contributor

Toothache may have driven famous Tsavo lions to prey on humans.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

NASA prepares to replace the twin satellites, named GRACE, that have monitored Earth's droughts, glacial retreats and sea level rise for the last 15 years.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Predators steer clear of biting swarm of defenders.

Nala Rogers, Staff Writer

Physicists show how switching positive and negative charges in graphene could make the first quantum time mirror.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor