Top 10 Headlines Today: Oil Spill, Rhino Footprints…

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The top 10 stories on our radar today.
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  1. Exxon Cleans Up Arkansas Oil Spill

    “Exxon Mobil on Sunday continued cleanup of a pipeline spill that spewed thousands of barrels of heavy Canadian crude in Arkansas as opponents of oil sands development latched on to the incident to attack plans to build the Keystone XL line.” Reuters

  2. First Known Deaths From H7N9 Bird Flu

    “Two people in China have died and another remains critical after falling ill with a strain of bird flu not detected before in humans, the official Chinese news agency Xinhua reported.” CNN

  3. Evidence of Nearly-Extinct Sumatran Rhinos

    “Footprints thought to be from the critically endangered Sumatran rhino have been found on Borneo island, where the species was believed to have been extinct for 20 years.”  The Raw Story

  4. Shakespeare’s Lesser-Known Side

    “Hoarder, moneylender, tax dodger — it’s not how we usually think of William Shakespeare. But we should, according to a group of academics who say the bard was a ruthless businessman who grew wealthy dealing in grain during a time of famine.”  Washington Post

  5. Pictures: 101 New Species of Beetles

    “The Trigonopterus viridescens is among the 101 new species of weevils—flightless beetles in the Curculionoidea superfamily—found in the tropical rain forest of Papua New Guinea.” National Geographic

  6. Green Meteorite May Be From Mercury

    “It was found last year in Morocco, but scientists now say this strange, green rock likely originated on our solar system’s innermost planet.” IO9

  7. ‘Budget Wives’ in China

    “A post describing an ideal “budget wife” leads to much soul-searching online.” The Atlantic

  8. Iconic Rabbit Facing Extinction

    The New England cottontail rabbit’s habitat is disappearing—”and if there is no intervention the Massachusetts famous rabbit could become extinct, experts warn.” NBC

  9. Athlete Scientists to Document Badlands

    “Teams of ultra-endurance, athlete-scientists will run, climb and trek through the rugged terrain [of North Dakota’s Badlands] and document the state of an area under pressure from Bakken oil field development.” Bismarck Tribune

  10. Video: Dog Eats Like a Person

    A German shepherd eats like a human. And the guy filming it cracks up in the background. If this doesn’t make you laugh… YouTube
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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.