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Cuscuta reflexa

VICIOUS VINE  One of the dodder vines, Cuscuta reflexa, twines over neighboring plants and sucks the life out of them — unless they have a wooden-stake gene.

birdsouthern yellow-billed hornbill

HOT TIMES  Heat can have hidden costs for birds. Something as simple as panting can chip away at a southern yellow-billed hornbill's ability to snag prey. 

daddy longlegs

Daddy longlegs, or harvestmen, are not one species of arachnid but a group of many. While they share a similar body type, they show wide diversity in their sex lives, scientists are finding.

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