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purple starfish, Pisaster ochraceus

An epidemic of sea star wasting disease struck starfish species, including Pisaster ochraceus, along the west coast of North America, starting in 2013. Scientists are still trying to figure out what causes the disease.

labrador looking at a treat

A gene variant associated with increased body weight and eating behavior is more common in Labrador retrievers than in other breeds, a new study finds. 

Trigonopterus chewbacca

FUR BALL  Trigonopterus chewbacca may not be as tall as its namesake, but the new weevil species is plenty hairy.

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