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Gouldian finch

Natural and sexual selection play a role in the color of a bird’s feathers, a new study finds. 

Iceland Genome Lab

PAINTING A PORTRAIT  Scientists are sequencing the genomes of a large swath of Icelanders to better understand the genetic underpinnings of disease.

Farming ants with fungus

SURPRISING PARTNERS Ants with ancient farming techniques somehow manage to grow and feed on a surprisingly modern and picky fungus (white mass in the background).

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