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wildebeests crossing Mara river

A small percentage of wildebeests drown as they try to cross the Mara River. But their carcasses can provide resources to the river ecosystem for years, a new study finds.

open baobab forest in Senegal

COUNTING TREES  Researchers analyzed Google Earth imagery of dryland forest plots (one example of an open baobab forest in Senegal, shown) to reveal millions of forest hectares not previously reported.

Hyalinobatrachium yaku glass frog

NOTHING TO HIDE  A newly discovered glass frog (Hyalinobatrachium yaku, shown) has skin so transparent that its beating heart is visible.

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