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2017 delivered amazing biology finds from organisms large and small

From elephants to tardigrades, lizards and larvaceans, Science News covered it all

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7:00am, December 27, 2017
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I WILL SURVIVE  Scientists discovered some surprising biology among a diverse cadre of critters this year. Thanks to its impressive adaptations, one minuscule member, the tardigrade, may just outlive us all.    

2017 revealed some surprising biology of organisms large and small, from quick-dozing elephants to sex-changing lizards and carbon-dumping sea creatures.

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Toasty temperatures trump genetics when it comes to the sex of a bearded dragon lizard. Now researchers have found how RNA editing helps turn overheated male embryos into females (SN Online: 6/14/17).

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