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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. 

Starlet sea anemones

HEAR YE, HEAR YE  Starlet sea anemones reproduce by tearing themselves in two and regenerating their missing halves. Researchers are hacking this special ability to find possible treatments for hearing loss.

hour glass illustration

SLOWING TIME  It’s unlikely we can live forever, but researchers are exploring ways to extend health further into old age. 

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