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  1. Pictures: Chinese Mural Tomb Discovered

    “Archaeologists in Shuozhou City, in China, have uncovered a “mural tomb” dating back almost 1,500 years.” Live Science


  2. Farmed Fish Overtakes Farmed Beef For First Time

    “For the first time in modern history, the world has been producing more farmed fish than farmed beef. It’s not good news for the environment.”
    New Scientist


  3. NASA Announces Grand Asteroid Challenge

    “NASA is looking for asteroids, and is seeking help from citizen scientists to locate the dangerous space rocks and reduce the potential threats they may pose to human populations.” Red Orbit


  4. Americans Prefer Dogs; Fear Snakes

    The latest national poll on animals and pets has some surprising—and some not so surprising—results. Public Policy Polling


  5. Pictures of Home Negatively Affect Language Learning

    “Being exposed to faces or images that you associate with your home country primes you to think in your native tongue, a new study shows.” Smithsonian


  6. Normally Dull Star Sends Out Massive Flare

    “A normally dull star in Ursa Major, the Great Bear constellation, give off an incredible flare while scientists watched, increasing its brightness 15-fold in just three minutes, before returning to normal.” Space.com


  7. Rare Spiny Turtle Hatches at UK Zoo

    “Keepers at Chester Zoo are “absolutely ecstatic” following the birth of a rare spiny turtle. The baby turtle was the “first ever bred in the UK”, a zoo spokesman said.” BBC


  8. Philippines to Destroy Its Ivory

    “On June 21 the Philippines will destroy five tons of seized ivory, becoming the world’s first ivory-consuming nation to destroy its national ivory stock…The country’s decision was inspired by a National Geographic magazine exposé on the illegal ivory trade.” National Geographic


  9. Scientists Create Supersized Insect Replicas

    Researchers gathered insects’ exact dimensions using a computer, then the bugs are “re-created in replica form, up to 50 times their original size in titanium, using a 3D printer.” The Australian


  10. Why It’s Possible to Walk on Lava (You Still Shouldn’t)

    “So, there has been some buzz about a video of a fellow ‘running up a lava flow.'” And Wired tackled the issue to see just how something like that is possible. Wired

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