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This rotifer has just survived a life-threatening infection. When a fungal disease attacked, she switched on hundreds of genes that her ancestors copied from microbes, including antibiotic recipes stolen from bacteria.
Environment

No sex? No problem. These tiny, asexual animals steal genes to make their own medicine 

They could ‘explode in a puff fungus.’ Instead, they produce chemicals to cure themselves.

a baby crocodile hatches from an egg, surrounded by other eggs.
Animals

106 critically endangered Siamese crocodile eggs spotted in Cambodia

The rare and revered species has disappeared from 99 percent of its former territory.

Close up of stegosaurus skeleton
Science

Stegosaurus ‘Apex’ sold for nearly $45 million to a billionaire

It is now the most expensive dinosaur skeleton ever sold, and not without controversy.

Particles rush through a long tunnel in the Large Hadron Collider.
Science

How the Large Hadron Collider gets reset and refreshed each year

A CERN physicist explains how the team uses subatomic splashes to restart the experiments.

Latte-colored JBL Stage 2 Loudspeakers and Modern Audio AV receiver in a living room being used by a young woman
Gear

JBL sets the Stage 2: New lineup lets you easily assemble a modern home theater setup

With new Modern Audio AV Receivers and Stage 2 Loudspeakers, JBL introduces approachable, intuitively calibrated home cinema component systems.

dog skull
Environment

What does a pug skull look like? University digitizes skulls of 152 dog breeds.

Surprising no one, the bone structure of a Rottweiler looks very different than that of a French bulldog.

The best prime day deals products in an array
Gear

175+ editor-approved Amazon Prime Day deals to shop before they’re gone

We’re closing out Amazon Prime Day strong with the best deals you can still buy during this semi-annual shopping event.

starry night sky above telescopes on hill
Science

Want to catch the 2024 Perseid meteor shower? Here’s your best shot.

Shower your friends with meteor facts.

A Levoit Core 300 in a pattern on a plain background.
Gear

Our favorite budget air purifier is even cheaper for Prime Day

This budget air purifier has everything you need to keep your air allergen-free, and it’s even at a lower price during Amazon Prime Day.

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