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trail of covert forms of neurotoxin

TOXIC TRAIL  Researchers have discovered a trail of covert forms of tutin, a potent neurotoxin, that goes from tutu shrubs (far left) to passionvine hoppers (center left) to European honeybees (center right) to honey (far right). 

Mammoth calf mummy

LIFE FROM DEATH  Even well-preserved mammoth remains, such as this calf mummy found in 2007, won’t yield enough DNA to make a clone. But there are other ways to bring mammoths back, according to evolutionary biologist Beth Shapiro.

Typhoon Haiyan

TITANIC TYPHOONS  Powerful storms such as Typhoon Haiyan, pictured in this composite image, can cause extensive devastation in the western Pacific Ocean. The average intensity of typhoons like these will rise significantly by the end of the century, new research predicts.

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