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MOLLUSK MULTITASKING  Armored plates of the backs of these West Indian fuzzy chitons not only protect the soft mollusk flesh underneath but also see rough images thanks to hundreds of small, embedded eyes. 


VAMPIRE DIARIES  Fossils from around 750 million years ago show evidence of vampirelike predation similar to that of the modern Vampyrella ulothrichis, shown here eating the innards of green algae. 

FLIGHT OF FANCY  Pterosaurs are long gone, but in evolving flight, they have much in common with living birds, bats and insects.

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