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MONKEY BUSINESS  Wild monkeys, Macaca fuscata, that live near the Fukushima nuclear plant have low blood cell counts, possibly due to radiation exposure.

SMELL SOMETHING?  A genetic survey of olfactory genes crowns African elephants as the champions of smelling. 

FULL OF FEATHERS  A feathered dinosaur only distantly related to birds, shown in an illustration, suggests that plumage may have been much more common among dinosaurs than scientists suspected.

SPERM CREW  Traveling in a straight line comes easier for groups of sperm than for solo swimmers in two species of deer mice. 

POWER OF DROOL  As moose feed, their slobber may weaken the toxic defenses of certain grasses. 



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