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  1. Beer Pouring Robot Programmed to Anticipate Human Actions

    “Scientists at Cornell’s Personal Robotics Lab equipped a robot with a camera and a database of 3-D videos to teach it to anticipate human actions. So if you reach for your mug when it’s getting ready to pour you a drink, it realizes that you might be about to move the mug—and then it waits until you’ve put it back before beginning to pour.” Slate

  2. Jellyfish May Help Save Planet from Global Warming

    “Fast-sinking jellyfish could boost the oceans’ uptake of carbon dioxide.” Science Recorder

  3. CO2 Sequestration Technique Produces ‘Supergreen’ Hydrogen Fuel

    “Scientists have discovered a new technique to remove and store atmospheric carbon dioxide while generating carbon-negative hydrogen and producing alkalinity, which can be used to offset ocean acidification.” PhysOrg

  4. California’s ‘Dwarf’ Fox is Back From the Brink

    The island dwelling fox was nearly driven to extinction in the 1990s but is now on the verge of a dramatic recovery—one of the fastest in the history of the Endangered Species Act. National Geographic

  5. India’s Ancient University Returns to Life

    “It was an eminent center of learning long before Oxford, Cambridge, and Europe’s oldest university Bologna were founded. Nalanda University in northern India drew scholars from all over Asia, surviving for hundreds of years before being destroyed by invaders in 1193.” BBC

  6. International Crew Takes Short Cut to Space Station

    “A Russian spaceship took a shortcut to the International Space Station on Tuesday, delivering a veteran cosmonaut, a rookie Italian astronaut, and an American mother on her second flight to the outpost in less than six hours.” Reuters

  7. Sixty Years Ago, Edmund Hillary Summited Everest. Hear Him Describe It

    “Sixty years ago, on May 29, 1953, mountaineers Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set foot atop Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain. They were the first ever to reach its 29,029-foot peak, and met instant fame upon their return: today their ascent is considered a great achievement of the 20th century.” Smithsonian Magazine

  8. Eye-To-Eye With a Whale in the Ocean: What Does It See?

    “Both humans and whales are mammals, so our eyes are derived from a common ancestor. Not only can we look at whales and they can look back at us, but we know enough about optics to infer their eyes’ capabilities from their anatomy.” The Atlantic

  9. Medieval Readers Had Eclectic Tastes

    “People in 14th-century London consumed a variety of texts, often linked together in bound volumes.” Live Science

  10. Koalas Take Over the San Diego Zoo

    The new Australian animal exhibit is open at the San Diego Zoo—naturally, the koalas get top bidding. Buzzfeed
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