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Physicists Crush Diamonds With Giant Laser

It's not a plot from a Bond film: Zapping diamonds could tell researchers more about the insides of giant planets.

Palestinians weep at the funeral Wednesday for four boys, ages 9 to 12 and all cousins from the extended Bakr family. They were killed in an Israeli attack in Gaza City. Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Two Funerals: In Israel And Gaza, Each Side Mourns Its Dead

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Physicists Crush Diamonds With Giant Laser

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Paul Salopek, National Geographic fellow, looks out over Jerusalem during his seven-year journey by foot from Africa to South America. Bassam Almohor/National Geographic hide caption

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Amid A 'Shimmering' Tension, A Walk Through Israel And The West Bank

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