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crocodile eye

Saltwater and freshwater crocodiles have eyes suited to the animals’ sneaky attack style, a new study reveals.

a Venus flytrap

The genes that allow a Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) to catch and digest insects might have their roots in basic plant defense, researchers suggest. 

Primate jaw

ASIAN SURVIVOR  This lower left jaw comes from one of six new fossil primate species unearthed in southern China. The fossils’ discoverers suspect dropping temperatures and declining rainfall around 34 million years ago changed the course of primate evolution in Asia.

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