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Plasmodium falciparum

HACK THE ATTACK  A malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum is expert at invading red blood cells (shown in this colored TEM image). But a hybrid protein that spans the red blood cell membrane can thwart an attack, a new study found.

baby orangutan

MOM’S A CHAMP  This baby orangutan could guzzle its mom’s milk for more than eight years, the longest of any wild mammal on record.

damselfly

As youngsters, damselflies sometimes engage in good old-fashioned cannibalism, when larger nymphs make a meal out of smaller ones. A new study shows that rising temperatures could exacerbate this phenomenon.

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