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a herd of elephants

LONG LIVING Elephants’ long life spans may stem from an abundance of cancer-fighting genes.


People can get close to gorillas in Kahuzi-Biega National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo because the animals are habituated to humans. That could make them vulnerable to poachers. Ecotourism could bring such dangers to other creatures, a new study warns.

hunchbacked conch

GREAT JUMPING GASTROPODS  Small conchs that jump away from danger oxygenate their athletics surprisingly well under stressful conditions.

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