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greater prairie chicken

WHO ME?  Bird scientists consider species like the greater prairie chicken to be promiscuous because the birds have no relationship with their sexual partners beyond copulation.

screenshot from The Meg

SHARK STUDY  A megalodon shark swims past a polycarbonate “cage” containing a biological oceanographer, played by Li Bingbing, in The Meg

Abell S1063

LIGHTING THE DARK  A feeble glare known as intracluster light traces the location of dark matter within galaxy clusters such as Abell S1063 (shown).

two manatees

GHOST GENE  The ancestors of manatees and other marine mammals lost working versions of certain genes millions of years ago. One of those genes protects land mammals against some harmful pesticides.

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