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banana fiddler crab

A male banana fiddler crab raises his large claw to try to lure a female to mate. A new study finds that some males take a more sinister approach to mating and trap females in their burrows.

Leonardo the duck-billed dino

MORE THAN BONES  A 77-million-year-old duck-billed dinosaur nicknamed Leonardo may have been infected with parasitic worms.

Shark snout

IT’S ELECTRIC  A shark’s snout contains tiny pores, known as ampullae of Lorenzini, which can sense weak electric fields from prey. New research indicates that a jelly inside the pores is a highly efficient proton conductor.

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