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  1. Trilobites: Why Are Some Crows Committing Acts of Necrophilia?
    “It was certainly very surprising to me,” said the researcher who observed the birds’ strange behaviors when presented with crow cadavers.
  2. Trilobites: White Clover Can Be an Annoying Weed. It May Also Hold Secrets to Urban Evolution.
    The ubiquitous plant alters its defense systems in a tougher environment, prompting researchers to call it a perfect test species for study as urban areas expand.
  3. Trilobites: You Should Actually Send That Thank You Note You’ve Been Meaning to Write
    New research showed the recipients of an emailed expression of gratitude felt much more “ecstatic” than writers expected.
  4. Trilobites: Don’t Squish the Jellyfish. Capture It With a Folding Robotic Claw.
    A new invention could help marine scientists study sea creatures in their natural habitat more effectively without harming them in the process.
  5. Trilobites: The Stuff That Helps Leeches Get Their Fill of Blood
    Researchers examined the arsenal of anticoagulants used by marine leeches to feed on turtles, fish and even sharks.
  6. Trilobites: Baby Snake Fossil Found Trapped in Amber Offers Clues on Evolution
    A baby snake and snakeskin were preserved in two specimens found in Myanmar.
  7. 79 Moons of Jupiter and Counting
    The latest survey of the region around the gas giant turned up a dozen new moons, including an oddball that was going in the wrong direction.
  8. ScienceTake: Secrets of Citrus Micro-Jets
    How the skins of oranges, lemons and other fruits squirt oil in tiny bursts.
  9. The Neutrino Trappers
    Deep in a mountain in southern Russia, scientists are tracking one of the universe’s most elusive particles.
  10. Fukushima’s Nuclear Imprint Is Found in California Wine (Drinkers, Don’t Panic)
    A French research team says it has stumbled on the Japanese disaster’s signature in California wine, but the radioactive levels are too low to be dangerous.
  11. Bayer Will Stop Selling the Troubled Essure Birth Control Implants
    Thousands of women have sued the company, claiming that the device has caused severe harm, including perforation of the uterus, hemorrhaging and death.
  12. Hold Still, Butterflies. Britain Is Counting.
    Tens of thousands of volunteers are being sought for a survey of butterflies and day-flying moths, which are important indicators of an environment’s health.
  13. Merck Is Lowering Drug Prices. There’s a Catch.
    The drugs singled out for discounts include the flagging hepatitis C treatment Zepatier and six drugs that have lost their patent protection.
  14. Judge Throws Out New York Climate Lawsuit
    A federal judge has dismissed a suit brought by the city that would have forced fossil fuel companies to pay for some costs of climate change.
  15. Marion Woodman, Explorer of the Feminine Mind, Dies at 89
    A Jungian psychoanalyst, she wrote popular books and lectured on mythical feminine archetypes and the primal, unconscious elements of feminine identity.
  16. Law That Saved the Bald Eagle Could Be Vastly Reworked
    The revisions have wide-reaching implications, including for how the federal government would protect species from climate change.
  17. A Cobra Strikes. A Magician Is Stricken. Middle Eastern Foes Unite.
    After an Egyptian cobra bit a famous Turkish illusionist, officials scrambled to get him to Cairo for treatment. It was a rare instance of cooperation between the countries.
  18. Heat Wave Scorches Sweden as Wildfires Rage in the Arctic Circle
    High temperatures and low rainfall have fueled fires across the country. Elsewhere in Europe, drought in Britain and Ireland has exposed ancient structures.
  19. These Birds Are Racing to Their Mating Grounds. It’s Exhausting.
    Global warming is making some geese speed up their northward spring migration. That means trouble when they arrive in the Arctic.
  20. U.K. Supermarket to Have ‘Quieter Hour’ for People With Autism
    For an hour on Saturdays, Morrisons will dim the aisles, silence the music and take other steps aimed at easing sensory overload.
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