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Researchers Discover 15 New Parasitic Wasps That Mind 2020-01-21 17:00:00Before being eaten by the wasp larvae, the spiders build them a cocoon for their metamorphosis.

NASA Wants Your Help Naming Its Mars 2020 2020-01-21 16:20:00School-age children from across the nation submitted essays proposing names for the upcoming rover mission.

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