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wolf pup

SAVING THE WOLVES  With less land to roam and dogborne diseases closing in, Ethiopian wolves stand on the ledge of extinction.

umbrella liverwort

NATURE’S DESIGN  The female reproductive structures of the umbrella liverwort, shown here, capture sperm-filled water droplets under their fronds.  

The Munich Specimen

ANALYZING ARCHAEOPTERYX  Researchers mounted the block of limestone with the Archaeopteryx fossil known as “The Munich Specimen” to analyze its wing bones. The examination suggests the ancient dino-bird flapped its wings while flying.

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