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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Animals

    Some seabirds survive typhoons by flying into them

    Some birds take massive detours to avoid cyclones. But shearwaters caught between land and the storm’s eye sometimes fly toward the storm’s center.

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  4. Animals

    Some spikes in malaria cases may be tied to amphibian die-offs

    Amphibian deaths from a fungal disease may have led to more mosquitoes — and an increase in malaria cases in Costa Rica and Panama.

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  5. Health & Medicine

    How wriggling, blood-eating parasitic worms alter the body

    Parasitic worms eat blood and make people sick, but they may also help prevent or treat some diseases.

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  6. Tech

    How to turn your hobby into a seriously cool science project

    This year’s Broadcom MASTERS finalists were inspired by their love of painting, horseback riding and other pastimes.

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  7. Fossils

    Dinosaur ‘mummies’ may not be as rare as once thought

    Bite marks found on a fossilized dino show that skin can be preserved even when a carcass is not immediately smothered by sediment.

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  8. Animals

    Let’s learn about parasites that create zombies

    Some parasites turn their victims into mindless puppets that do the parasites’ bidding, even at the cost of their own lives.

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  9. Animals

    Analyze This: Octopuses may use favorite arms for grabbing meals

    Understanding how octopuses control all their arms could provide clues for engineers building soft robots.

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