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wild and domesticated rabbits

RABBIT REMODELING Domestication of wild rabbits (left) physically changed the animals over time, including their brains. A domesticated rabbit is shown on the right.

giant hogweed plant

SAP + RAYS = BURN The giant hogweed contains chemical compounds that, when activated by sunlight, can burn exposed skin. The plant is in the Umbelliferae family, which also counts celery, carrots, parsnip, dill and fennel as members.

brain scan of cerebral atrophy

A VIRAL LINK? A brain showing cerebral atrophy, a loss of nerve cells, one of the main signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

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