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AFTERMATH  Intimate mating concerns among Anopheles mosquitoes may have inadvertently pushed the evolution of greater ability to spread human malaria.

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FOUL FEAST  Plants with potato beetle genes make a kind of RNA that attacks the bugs when they start munching.

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SUGAR RECALL  Buff-tailed bumblebees (one shown) may merge memories of flowers that they’ve visited in the past, which may influence the blooms they explore in the future, a new study suggests.

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