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The best science images of the year: 2018 in pictures

A plane drops fire retardant to help stop the spread of the River Fire burning in California.

California’s wildfires dominated headlines in 2018. Here, an aeroplane drops fire retardant in an area north of San Francisco in August. Credit: Mark McKenna/Zuma Press/PA

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Nature 564, 318-323 (2018)



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