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  1. Black Hole Bonanza Discovered in Galaxy Next Door

    “Using more than 150 Chandra observations, spread over 13 years, researchers identified 26 black hole candidates, the largest number to date, in a galaxy outside our own.” NASA

  2. Why Nails Are Necessary

    “Working with mice, researchers led by Mayumi Ito at New York University have identified a population of stem cells lying beneath the base of the nail that can orchestrate the restoration of a partially amputated digit.” Nature

  3. How To Move A Moai

    “Researchers argue that the moai of Easter Island could have been ‘walked’ upright on rounded bases from their quarries into position on ceremonial platforms using only ropes.” Archaeology Magazine

  4. Dog Disease Infecting Tigers, Making Them Fearless

    “Forced into increasingly smaller habitats, tigers are sharing more space with villagers and their dogs, many of which carry canine distemper virus (CDV), an aggressive, sometimes fatal disease that is usually found in dogs but is also carried by other small mammals.” National Geographic

  5. Meteorite Reveals Mars Had Component Key to Life

    “At a time when life as we know it was just getting its start on Earth, Martian clay may have harbored a key component for one of life’s molecular building blocks, researchers say.” Live Science

  6. Altitude May Influence Language Sounds

    “The lower air pressure at high altitudes may be a factor in why ejective consonants are more popular in languages spoken higher up.”
    Scientific American

  7. Sea Urchins Fight Ocean Acidification with Rapid Adaptation

    “In the race against climate change and ocean acidification, some sea urchins may still have a few tricks up their spiny sleeves, suggesting that adaptation will likely play a large role for the sea creatures as the carbon content of the ocean increases.” UC Santa Barbara News

  8. Saving the ‘Giant Panda’ of the Tree World

    “It is Scotland’s most endangered tree. But the Catacol whitebeam is not exactly making it easy for the scientists trying to secure its future.” BBC

  9. Video: Prosthetic Limb Controlled By Amputee’s Thoughts

    “Thanks to new technology, things like picking up a coffee cup could be, literally, within grasp.” The Atlantic

  10. Cosmographic Map Charts Galaxies in Local Universe

    “Looking like tiny islands in a vast ocean, the roughly 30,000 galaxies in this detailed map extend out to around 350 million light-years from our own
    Milky Way.” Wired
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