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  1. Animals

    Some young fruit flies’ eyeballs literally pop out of their heads

    The first published photo shoot of developing Pelmatops flies shows how their eyes rise on gangly stalks in the first hour of adulthood.

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  2. Animals

    Cougars pushed out by wildfires took more risks around roads

    After an intense burn in 2018 in California, big cats in the region crossed roads more often. That put them at higher risk of becoming roadkill.

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  3. Fossils

    Sprinting reptiles may have been forerunners of soaring pterosaurs

    A new analysis of an old fossil supports the idea that winged pterosaurs evolved from swift and tiny two-legged ancestors.

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  4. Animals

    Splatoon characters’ ink ammo was inspired by real octopuses and squid

    In Nintendo’s Splatoon game series, Inklings and Octolings duke it out with weapons that fire ink. How does this ink compare with that of real octopuses and squid?

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  5. Animals

    Cars hit more deer in the week after daylight saving time ends

    In the days right after most Americans turn back the clock, vehicle crashes with deer increase by 16 percent, a new study shows.

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  6. Chemistry

    Scientists Say: Fluorescence

    This property causes materials — including some animals’ skin, fur or feathers — to glow under light.

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  7. Agriculture

    Let’s learn about eating bugs

    Eating more insects, rather than pork, beef or other kinds of meat, may be better for the planet.

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  8. Animals

    Insect swarms might electrify the air as much as storm clouds do

    Honeybees that flew over a voltage sensor sparked a new look at the effect of insects on electricity in the atmosphere.

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  9. Animals

    If mosquitoes vanished, would we miss them? Vampire spiders might

    Vampire spiders get their meals from blood-filled Anopheles mosquitoes. But if those insects disappear, the spiders will likely adapt.

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