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Cory's shearwater

Cory’s shearwaters manage to find their way across long distances over open water using olfactory clues, a new study concludes.

seahorse skeleton

The long flexible tails of seahorses (dye-stained skeleton of Hippocampus capensis shown) are made of square segments and are one of the rare exceptions to the round tails of many other animals.


FLAUNTING FRAGRANCE   By comparing a sweet-smelling Papa Meilland rose (shown) with a bland bloom, researchers discovered a surprising enzyme critical to roses' aroma-making.

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