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    Chalk reveals greatest underwater landslide

    Seismic waves generated by an extraterrestrial object crashing into Mexico 65 million years ago appear to have sent sediment from shallow waters sliding off the continental shelf.
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    First mammal joins the eusocial club

    Because naked mole rats exhibit permanent physical traits that distinguish certain castes of a colony, they belong to the same grouping as so-called eusocial insects such as bees, ants, wasps, and termites.
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    Time to revise right whales' family tree?

    A statistical analysis of DNA from nearly 400 right whales around the world suggests there may be three species of Eubalena, not just two—a conclusion that may boost conservation efforts.
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    Two aspects of sleep share a master

    A molecular connection between the timing of sleep—a part of circadian rhythms—and how long animals slumber each day is demonstrated for the first time.
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    It's a boy! It's a girl! It's a mosaic embryo

    Using a new technique to examine chromosomes of in vitro fertilization (IVF) embryos at the time they're implanted in the womb, researchers report abnormalities never seen later in development, possibly explaining why IVF has a low efficiency.