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animal skeletons

GUT CHECK Using 3-D scans of mounted skeletons, scientists measured the body cavities of 126 animal species, including herbivores such as sloths, elephants and stegosaurus as well as carnivores such as lions, otters and T. rex.

cat with abacus

NUMBER SMARTS  Cats show quantity-­related abilities. Without training, cats can pick out differences between groups of a few small objects, such as 2 versus 5, but the felines may be using visual shortcuts.

scuba diver near dead coral

A scientist examines corals at Zenith Reef, off the coast of Australia’s Cape York Peninsula. Reefs in this area of the Great Barrier Reef suffered high mortality from coral bleaching, researchers have determined.

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