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WHAT’S THE BUZZ  Honeybees (shown) and bumblebees can resist a type of neonicotinoid insecticide thanks to a family of enzymes that metabolize toxic compounds.

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THINGAMABOBS  Fishing nets and ropes make up 47 percent of the plastic mass in the Pacific Ocean’s notorious garbage patch, a new study suggests.

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SHAKE DAMAGE  The magnitude 6.9 Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989 killed 63 people and caused thousands of injuries in Northern California.

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