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photomontage of mosquito taking off

UP AND AWAY  A blood-bloated mosquito gets more than 60 percent of its takeoff force from its wings, helping it hoist its heavy body into the air and fly away undetected, as seen in this photomontage.

illustrations of vampires

VAMPS  Creatures that feast on blood have evolved surprising ways to deal with all that fluid and protein, and to get the nutrients blood doesn’t offer. 

sea slugs

HITCHHIKERS  These marine sea slugs stowed away on a derelict vessel from Iwate Prefecture in Japan before being washed ashore in Oregon in April 2015. 

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