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In Southeast Asia, demand for caged songbirds is decimating wild populations.
Gases in the red planet's rocks could sustain Martian microbes.
Shifting gravitational forces create chaos for the solar system's oddest orbits.
Blood cells found in fossilied bones might show how dinosaurs evolved into birds.
Thornbills mimic the distressed calls of other species to protect their young.
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