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Picture of a lion’s mane jellyfish in Bonne Bay, St. Lawrence Gulf

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The Goliath Birdeater Tarantula Is the Biggest Spider in the World

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    Fly Bacteria Invite Other Flies

    Larvae attract more larvae, but not if they don’t have any bacteria. by Ed Yong

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    Close Look Inside the Zebrafish Brain

    These embryonic fish are transparent, making it easy to watch their brain cells in action. by Virginia Hughes

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    Gefilte Fish: Why, Oy Why?

    Fish in general has been a Sabbath tradition for a long time. But why gefilte? by Virginia Hughes.

  4. The First Candidate Exomoon

    Though exomoons are thought to exist, no concrete evidence for them has yet been found. By Nadia Drake.

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