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This episode of Gastropod is made possible in part with funding from Science News, your source for surprising and important science reporting. This week, learn how a dolphin eats an octopus (without dying) and how Hawk moths turn the sugars in nectar into antioxidants that protect their hardworking muscles. Discover science for foodies, and everyone else, at sciencenews.org/gastropod

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WILD THINGS ANIMALS

Eating octopus can be dangerous. Some dolphins in Australia, though, have figured out how to do this safely. READ MORE

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MYSTERY SOLVED ECOLOGY, MICROBIOLOGY,

Energetic fliers found a way to reduce muscle damage.  READ MORE
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News HEALTH, IMMUNE SCIENCE

Viral interaction with gluten may send wrong signal to immune system, mouse study finds.  READ MORE

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News HEALTH

In wake of policy change, heart attack and stroke incidence dropped, study shows. READ MORE
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News CLIMATE, NUTRITION, AGRICULTURE

Evidence builds for lessening of certain micronutrients, protein in plants. READ MORE

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News GENETICS, AGRICULTURE

Genetic engineering gives grain tool to stop infecting fungus from making aflatoxins.  READ MORE
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News In Brief HEALTH, MICROBIOLOGY

Blast of ionized gas can kill pathogen lurking on fresh food. READ MORE

 
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News PLANTS, GENETICS, AGRICULTURE

Genetics of heirloom vs. mass-market varieties suggests new targets for breeders.  READ MORE

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SCIENCE STATS ANIMALS, AGRICULTURE

The grape-loving insects are a foul-smelling addition. READ MORE

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GROWTH CURVE HEALTH

New guidelines state that foods containing peanuts are OK to introduce to babies as young as 4 to 6 months old — with certain caveats.
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NEWS immune science, society & science

Little evidence supports common strategies for preventing allergic reactions, new report concludes. READ MORE

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SCIENCE TICKER MICROBIOLOGY, HEALTH

Salmonella interferes with losses in appetite because more food means more poop, which means more salmonella. READ MORE

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NEWS ANIMALS, ecosystems

Warming, other changes create ‘ecological trap,’ endangering seabirds’ survival  READ MORE

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Science VisualizedANIMALS, BIOPHYSICS

Quick-switch saliva, squishy tissue combine to catch prey. READ MORE

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