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sweet wormwood plant

GREEN MEDICINE  Derived from sweet wormwood plants, the antimalarial compound artemisinin usually composes 0.1 to 1 percent of the dry weight of the leaves. New research more than triples a plant’s yield of artemisinin, to 3.2 percent.

cicadas

Genetic evidence suggests that cicadas on 13- and 17-year schedules can hybridize.  

Acropora millepora

IN HOT WATER  Staghorn coral (Acropora millepora) may be able to last 100­ to 250 years thanks to its ability to adapt to warming waters. Here, a healthy staghorn grows off Magnetic Island in the central part of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

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