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No Taming the Shrew

Good thing for us it’s small, because this predator gives no quarter to its quarry.

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Invisibility

A device that renders objects truly invisible may be commonplace within the next few decades.

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Lethal Fuzz

Toxic hairs enable some caterpillars to venture forth in conspicuous processions.

The Art of Bones

Nineteenth-century artist Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins still influences how prehistoric life is represented today.

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Rational Fear

As human populations expand and lions’ prey dwindles, the poorest people—and hungriest lions—pay the price.

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