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ALL FED UP  NGC 1316 (left) has become the giant monster it is today because of collisions with other galaxies. 

DEFINING A KINGDOM  In the peculiar, shape-shifting world of fungi (Erysiphe guttata shown), a rebellion has broken out against the traditional way of naming species. 

MAGNIFYING STAR   A white dwarf, the core of a dead star, contorts the light of the sunlike star it orbits, as seen in an artist’s illustration. The white dwarf’s gravity amplifies the light from its companion each time the white dwarf passes between the other star and Earth. 

HERS, NOT HIS  A small female Neotrogla bark louse extends an inflatable, penislike organ (less than a millimeter long, shown in orange), which fits into a vaginalike pocket inside the male of her species and collects his sperm.  

ALL SPUN UP  Molecules hit with a laser have reached record spin speeds of 600 trillion revolutions per minute.



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