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Mongolian horses

RIDE ON  Mongolian horses (shown) and other present-day horse breeds have less genetic diversity than domesticated horses did around 2,000 years ago.

Neonothopanus gardneri mushroom

MUSHROOM AFTER DARK  A naturally bioluminescent mushroom (Neonothopanus gardneri from Brazil’s palm forests shown) has a usefully easy-going enzyme that might inspire new glow-in-the-dark labels.

ocellated lizard

SPECKLED SKIN  The green and black spots on the back of an ocellated lizard are arranged according to the rules of a cellular automaton, a concept from computer science. Scales flip colors depending on the colors of their neighbors.

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