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dogs with MRI machine

GOOD DOGS  To see how dogs process speech, these pooches were trained to undergo MRI brain scans. The results: Dogs are a lot like humans.  

Tasmanian devil

SURVIVAL GEAR  Some genetic variants may have allowed a small number of Tasmanian devils to withstand a deadly contagious facial tumor that has killed up to 95 percent of them in some locales. The discovery could be good news for the species. 

Aedes aegypti

INHERIT THE VIRUS  Lab tests show that Aedes aegypti mosquitoes don’t need to bite someone to pick up Zika virus; youngsters (larvae shown) can inherit the virus from their moms.

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