Animals

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  1. Fossils

    Great white sharks may be partly to blame for the end of megalodons

    Zinc levels in shark teeth hint that megalodons and great whites competed for food — and great whites won.

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  2. Tech

    Like an octopus, this glove lets fingers grip slippery objects

    The octopus-inspired suckers on each fingertip grab and release objects on demand.

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  3. Animals

    Why these jumping toadlets get confused mid-flight

    The tiny pumpkin toadlet tumbles when it jumps. Its ear canals may be too tiny to help the animal track its motion through the air.

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  4. Plants

    Catnip’s insect-repelling powers grow as Puss chews on it

    Damaging the leaves boosts the plant’s chemical defenses — and their appeal to cats.

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  5. Animals

    Sleepy mosquitoes prefer dozing over dining

    Mosquitoes repeatedly shaken to prevent slumber lagged behind well-rested ones when offered a leg to feed on.

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  6. Animals

    Butterfly ‘tails’ might be part of an escape tactic

    Slender, tail-like extensions on their wings may help some butterflies survive attacks by hungry predators.

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  7. Health & Medicine

    To test for COVID-19, a dog’s nose can match a nose swab

    Dogs can sniff out COVID-19 cases as well as PCR tests can — and are better at ID’ing cases having no symptoms, a new study finds.

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  8. Animals

    Some Greenland polar bears are surviving with very little sea ice

    The ‘glacial mélange’ on which they’ve come to rely — a mix of ice, snow and slush — could be a temporary refuge for some polar bears.

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  9. Animals

    Palm-size marsupials may face extinction from wild ‘house’ cats

    After surviving Australian bushfires, the Kangaroo Island dunnart is losing ground as it's targeted by hungry predators.

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