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  1. Photo: 4-Billion-Pixel Panorama of Mars

    “Sweep your gaze around Gale Crater on Mars, where NASA’s Curiosity rover is currently exploring, with this 4-billion-pixel panorama stitched together from 295 images.” Wired

  2. Glowing Millipedes On Alcatraz

    “A plan to eliminate rats on Alcatraz, home to the famous old prison in San Francisco Bay, led to the discovery of an unfamiliar glowing creature never before seen on the island.” Live Science

  3. Dinosaur-Killing Fire Caused By Asteroid

    New evidence suggests “a Manhattan-sized asteroid collided with the Earth some 66 million years ago, triggering a global firestorm that would have led to the extinction of 80 percent of the planet’s species.” RedOrbit

  4. Video: Tunnels Used to Steal Egyptian Treasures

    “It seems that people have been digging underground tunnels in order to find archaeological treasures…The security forces gave the BBC some extraordinary video footage they had taken of the vast tunnel networks that have been discovered.”  BBC

  5. Nearly 90 Elephants Killed in 2 Days

    “As officials an ocean away adopted a new antipoaching plan, Africa awoke to ‘sickening’ massacre. Warning: graphic images.” National Geographic

  6. First Expedition to Walk Along The Nile

    Two British adventurers plan to “walk along the course of the world’s longest river, the Nile. No one has done it before and Wood says he was first inspired three years ago by explorer Ed Stafford’s expedition that walked along the Amazon.” Financial Chronicle

  7. Photo: Lightest Substance on Earth

    “Scientists have just unveiled the lightest human-made substance on Earth. How light are we talking? Let’s put it this way: it’s less dense than helium.” IO9

  8. New Jellyfish Species Discovered

    “A curious child from Paradise Point [Australia] is responsible for the discovery of a new species of box jellyfish found in a local canal.” ABC

  9. Historic Ship Logbooks Reveal Arctic Climate Data

    “Citizen-scientists around the world are poring through digital versions of 19th century logbooks of mariners who sailed from Pacific Northwest and California ports to explore the Arctic and chart the newly acquired
    Alaskan territories.” UW Today

  10. Six Animals With Pets Of Their Own

    “From a gorilla who loves cats to an elephant with its own dog, check out these astonishing stories of interspecies affection.”
    Mother Nature Network
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Alexis Manning has worked for National Geographic Television and National Geographic News. She has a passion for travel, conservation, and photography.