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Bee on a tiny ball

PLAY BALL  A buff-tailed bumblebee rolls a yellow ball toward a goal as researchers explore just how odd a task bees can learn and how much observing others helps them succeed.

 amyloid-like clumps made by bacteria

PROTEIN POWER  Proteins from Staphylococcus aureus bacteria make amyloid-like clumps (the streamerlike structures in this illustration) that are toxic to human cells.

A stinkbug on a grape

BUGS INTO WINE  When marmorated stinkbugs (Halyomorpha halys, shown) get stressed, they release a chemical known to ruin red wine.

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