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trilobites

OUT OF SYNC  The rapid diversification of marine animals, including trilobites (fossils shown), around 471 million years ago probably wasn’t prompted by impacts from asteroid debris.

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.

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