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FLAUNTING FRAGRANCE   By comparing a sweet-smelling Papa Meilland rose (shown) with a bland bloom, researchers discovered a surprising enzyme critical to roses' aroma-making.

Geophilus hadesi centipede

UNDERWORLD  This male Geophilus hadesi centipede was found over 1,000 meters belowground in a cave in Croatia. G. hadesi is the deepest-dwelling centipede yet discovered. 

PAPER TOSS  When sheets of paper were scrunched, variations in surface area (larger on the left) led to balls with different levels of crumpled folding. Surface area is one part of a new equation that may help describe how brains fold.

LURE OF LEMURS  Alison Jolly began the first long-term field study of ring-tailed lemurs in 1962. She dedicated much of her later career to conservation efforts, as she details in Thank You, Madagascar.



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