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The Goliath Birdeater Tarantula Is the Biggest Spider in the World

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    A new study on marmoset monkeys offers some hints about the causes of stillbirth.


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    Why Octopus Arms Don’t Get Tangled

    If you cut off an octopus’s arm, the severed limb will still move about for at least an hour. By Ed Yong.

  3. The Evolutionary Tree of Life

    Researchers continue to debate the best way to illustrate the tree of life. By Carl Zimmer.

  4. Where First-Born Stars Live

    New findings suggest that we need to think harder about how stars like our sun are formed. By Nadia Drake.

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