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  1. Chilean Mummies Reveal Ancient Nicotine Habit

    “The hair of mummies from the town of San Pedro de Atacama in Chile reveals the people in the region had a nicotine habit spanning from at least 100 B.C. to A.D. 1450.” Live Science


  2. Rare Jaguar Spotted in Arizona Mountains

    “A male jaguar has roamed the Santa Rita Mountains’ eastern flank for at least nine months, photos obtained from the federal government show.” Arizona Daily Star

  3. China Law Says Children ‘Must Visit Parents’

    “Grown children in China must visit their parents or potentially face fines or jail, a new law that came into effect on Monday says.” BBC


  4. Russian Meteor Shockwaves Circled Globe Twice

    “The 10,000 ton meteor that crashed into a frozen lake in Russia earlier this year created shockwaves so intense they endured two trips around the globe, according to a new study.” Nature World News


  5. Chemists De-Salt Seawater, One Nanoliter at a Time

    “By creating a small electrical field that removes salts from seawater, chemists…have introduced a new method for the desalination of seawater that consumes less energy and is dramatically simpler than conventional techniques.” University of Texas at Austin


  6. ‘Parrot Dinosaur’ Switched from Four Feet to Two

    “Using a combination of biomechanical analysis and bone histology, palaeontologists from Beijing, Bristol, and Bonn have shown how one of the best-known dinosaurs switched from four feet to two as it grew.”
    Science Daily


  7. A Cure for Nature-Deficit Disorder?

    “Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle, explains how society can overcome nature-deficit disorder.”
    National Geographic


  8. Mega-Quakes Caused Volcanoes to Sink

    “Massive earthquakes can cause distant volcanoes to sink, according to research in Japan and Chile published on Sunday.” Phys.Org


  9. NASA Decommissions Its Galaxy Hunter Spacecraft

    “NASA has turned off its Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) after a decade of operations in which the venerable space telescope used its ultraviolet vision to study hundreds of millions of galaxies.” Wall Street Journal


  10. 18 Jaw-Dropping Ocean Photos

    “It’s about time you take a seat and bask in the ocean’s ethereal beauty.” Buzzfeed

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