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Bee on a tiny ball

PLAY BALL  A buff-tailed bumblebee rolls a yellow ball toward a goal as researchers explore just how odd a task bees can learn and how much observing others helps them succeed.

A stinkbug on a grape

BUGS INTO WINE  When marmorated stinkbugs (Halyomorpha halys, shown) get stressed, they release a chemical known to ruin red wine.

howler monkey

MONKEY BUSINESS  Being able to tell red and green apart helps howler monkeys like this one pick out younger, more nutritious leaves, research suggests.  

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