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    Trilobites

    Ant Milk: It Does a Colony Good

    Everything in the ant hill seems to need the liquid secretions from members of the colony that are in their pupal stage.

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    Meet the Mice Who Make the Forest

    Scientists are unearthing a quiet truth about the woods: Where trees grow, or don’t, depends in part on the quirky decisions of small mammals.

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Trilobites

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    Over two years, researchers examined platypus populations in five rivers with dams and four without in southeast Australia, collecting blood samples from 274 individuals to study their DNA.
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    Platypuses Face a Dammed, Inbred Future

    Stopping up rivers where platypuses reside is restricting the odd animals’ migration patterns and causing inbreeding, scientists say.

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    Train Your Brain

    We know what we need to do for the climate, so why don’t we just do it? A neurosurgeon explains.

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    A solar farm at the King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center in Riyadh, the Saudi capital.
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    Inside the Saudi Strategy to Keep the World Hooked on Oil

    The kingdom is working to keep fossil fuels at the center of the world economy for decades to come by lobbying, funding research and using its diplomatic muscle to obstruct climate action.

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