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  1. Animals

    Ximena Velez-Liendo is saving Andean bears with honey

    By training beekeepers, biologist Ximena Velez-Liendo is helping rural agricultural communities of southern Bolivia coexist with Andean bears.

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  2. Materials Science

    A fiber inspired by polar bears traps heat as well as down feathers do

    Scientists took a cue from polar bear fur to turn an ultralight insulating material into knittable thread.

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  3. Paleontology

    Meet Lokiceratops, a newly discovered species of horned dinosaur

    Found in Montana’s badlands, Lokiceratops had two large, bladelike horns jutting forward and out from between its eyes.

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  4. Chemistry

    Here’s how tardigrades go into suspended animation

    A new study offers more clues about the role of oxidation in signaling transitions between alive and mostly dead in tardigrades.

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  5. Animals

    Explore the past, present and future of ‘Eight Bears’

    The book invites readers to meet the eight species of bears left on Earth and looks at how humans are shaping their future, for better or for worse.

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  6. Health & Medicine

    Bird flu has infected a person after spreading to cows. Here’s what to know

    H5N1 has wreaked havoc on birds around the globe and occasionally made the jump to mammals, including cows. The risk to people remains low.

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  7. Animals

    The Brazilian flea toad may be the world’s smallest vertebrate

    Brazilian flea toads are neither a flea nor a toad, but they are almost flea-sized. The frogs are small enough to fit on a pinkie fingernail.

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  8. Life

    This is the first egg-laying amphibian found to feed its babies ‘milk’

    Similar to mammals, these ringed caecilians make a nutrient-rich milk-like fluid to feed their mewling hatchlings up to six times a day.

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  9. Health & Medicine

    Bird flu has been invading the brains of mammals. Here’s why

    Although H5N1 and its relatives can cause mild disease in some animals, these viruses are more likely to infect brain tissue than other types of flu.

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  10. Anthropology

    50 years ago, evidence showed that an extinct human ancestor walked upright

    Fossil finds have since pushed back the ability of hominids to walk on two legs by millions of years.

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  11. Plants

    This tentacled, parasitic ‘fairy lantern’ plant is new to science

    The bizarre new plant from Malaysia parasitizes subterranean fungi and only briefly erupts from the soil to flower.

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  12. Archaeology

    These South American cave paintings reveal a surprisingly old tradition

    Radiocarbon dates point to an artistic design practice that began in Patagonia almost 8,200 years ago, several millennia earlier than previously recorded.

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