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dandelion floof

BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND  Dandelion seeds use a novel flying mechanism to fly to distant sprouting destinations.

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CASES OF CONCERN There have been 62 confirmed cases of acute flaccid myelitis, mostly among children. The rare, mysterious disease affects the nervous system and can cause paralysis.

skull from Roman cemetery

STAY DEAD  A child buried in a fifth century Roman cemetery had a stone placed in his or her mouth as part of a funeral ritual to keep the body from coming back to life, scientists say.

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HEAD START  Studying early signs of autism in the developing brain may ultimately help researchers figure out why more boys are diagnosed with the disorder than girls.        

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