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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.

rose

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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