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a baobab tree

BEFORE THE FALL  African baobab trees may be in trouble. After living some 1,400 years, this specimen in Botswana — called the Chapman tree — toppled and died in 2016.

wasp and leafworm

DESPERATE BATTLE  Eating disgusting leaves may save an Egyptian cotton leafworm (right) from the zombie-making Microplitis rufiventris wasp that a corn plant lured in with odors.

venus flytrap

WITH A SNAP The leaves of the Venus flytrap capture prey through a process called snap-buckling. The outer leaf surface expands until it’s too much for the inner surface of the leaf to bear.

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