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  1. Life

    How bacteria create flower art

    Different types of microbes growing in lab dishes can push each other to make floral patterns.

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  2. Brush cells in the lining of a mouse’s olfactory bulb
    Health & Medicine

    Hairy cells in the nose called brush cells may be involved in causing allergies

    Some hairy cells in the nose may trigger sneezing and allergies to dust mites, mold and other substances, new work with mice suggests.

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  3. blackpoll warbler
    Animals

    A naturalist writes an homage to bird migration

    In ‘A Season on the Wind,’ Kenn Kaufman shares his lifelong obsession for and awe of spring bird migration.

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  4. PigeonBot
    Life

    ‘PigeonBot’ is the first robot that can bend its wings like a real bird

    Insights into the joint movements and feather surface structures that help birds control their wing shape could help robotic flyers move more deftly.

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  5. common murre seabirds
    Life

    The ‘Blob,’ a massive marine heat wave, led to an unprecedented seabird die-off

    Scientists have linked thousands of dead common murres in 2015–2016 to food web changes caused by a long-lasting marine heat wave nicknamed the Blob.

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  6. Cat on grass
    Neuroscience

    A parasite that makes mice unafraid of cats may quash other fears too

    The parasite Toxoplasma gondii can mess with all sorts of mice behaviors and make the rodents fearless in many situations.

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  7. MRSA bacteria
    Microbes

    Microbes slowed by one drug can rapidly develop resistance to another

    Hunkering down in a dormant, tolerant state may make it easier for infectious bacteria to develop resistance to antibiotics.

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  8. Rescuer with koala
    Animals

    Australian fires have incinerated the habitats of up to 100 threatened species

    Hundreds of fires that are blazing across the continent’s southeast have created an unprecedented ecological disaster, scientists say.

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  9. flycatcher
    Life

    A ‘bonanza’ of new bird species was found on remote Indonesian islands

    Bird discoveries typically come in a trickle. But in a remote corner of Southeast Asia, 10 newly described songbird species and subspecies were found.

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