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LURE OF LEMURS  Alison Jolly began the first long-term field study of ring-tailed lemurs in 1962. She dedicated much of her later career to conservation efforts, as she details in Thank You, Madagascar.

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JUMBO-SIZE PLANET  Big rocky super-Earths such as Kepler-62f, shown in this illustration, probably don’t have active plate tectonics, new research suggests. 

OIL SPOILS  In cores of sediment like this one pulled from a Louisiana marsh, researchers found busy microbes gobbling up oil from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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