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air pollution

BAD AIR  U.S. pollution levels have come way down since the 1970s, but there’s still enough smog to raise the risk for cardiovascular deaths. Researchers are also drawing new connections between dirty air and metabolic and brain disorders.

chicken farm

COOPED UP  Thanks in large part to antibiotics, chicken production has become heavily industrialized, as detailed in a new book.

sea slug

SLIMED  When startled, the dusky slug (Arion subfuscus) produces a goopy defense slime that slows down predators. Scientists are studying the chemical structure of this goo to make better surgical adhesives.

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