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Protoceratops andrewsi

SLOW GROW  This 75-million-year-old hatchling fossil of the dinosaur Protoceratops andrewsi was found in Mongolia. Fossilized P. andrewsi embryos reveal dinos had reptilelike incubation times.

Myrmecia piliventris

Foraging species like Cataglyphis velox and Myrmecia piliventris (shown) use celestial cues and visual memory to walk backward — helpful when dragging a big dinner home.

fairy circles

WHODUNIT  Called fairy circles, the mysterious patches of bare soil in the Namib Desert may form thanks to a mix of fighting termites and competing plants, scientists propose.

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