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hawk moth

HIDDEN CONFLICT  How much a flower throat curves while narrowing to its base turns out to be important — but in opposing ways — to a pollinating hawk moth and the plant itself.

wildebeests crossing Mara river

A small percentage of wildebeests drown as they try to cross the Mara River. But their carcasses can provide resources to the river ecosystem for years, a new study finds.

open baobab forest in Senegal

COUNTING TREES  Researchers analyzed Google Earth imagery of dryland forest plots (one example of an open baobab forest in Senegal, shown) to reveal millions of forest hectares not previously reported.

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