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Creatures of the National Labs

October 27, 2015

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It turns out our National Labs are home to more than just scientists. Long the subject of legend, we’ve finally captured on camera the creatures lurking in the shadows of our particle accelerators and fusion facilities.

Wander through the photo gallery -- if you dare -- to come face to face with the [spooky voice] Creatures of the National Labs. Trust me...you’ll want to make it to the end.

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