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Artists are visiting CERN to explore the facility’s instruments and data, part of a collaborative program. Participating scientists often gain a new perspective on their work. Image courtesy of Semiconductor.

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Core Concept: How nonequilibrium thermodynamics speaks to the mystery of life

Stephen Ornes, Science Writer

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Pushing a system far from equilibrium can lead not only to turbulence, but to order and structure—including the sort found in life itself. Image courtesy of Dartmouth Electron Microscope Facility.

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Models that incorporate these factors could help cities cope with natural disasters much more effectively. Figure data courtesy of Unidad Tormenta, Sistema de Aguas de la Ciudad de México.

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