Neil Johnson, a University of Miami physicist, developed this mathematical formula to predict insurgent attacks in war zones. Courtesy of Neil Johnson hide caption

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This undated X-ray image from the Cleveland Clinic shows electrodes implanted in a patient's brain. The method, known as deep brain stimulation, has traditionally been used to treat diseases such as Parkinson's, but new research indicates it could be helpful for patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. AP hide caption

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As warming temperatures drive polar bears south, they're starting to mix with brown bears much the way they did thousands of years ago. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Kittiwake young ingest food regurgitated by their parents. USGS hide caption

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