Top 10 Headlines Today: Dancing Sea Lion, New Neanderthal Bones…

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The top 10 stories on our radar today.
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  1. Video: Sea Lion Grooves To Disco Beat

    “This isn’t just one more viral video.” Researchers say that Ronan the sea lion is “the first non-human mammal to show convincing scientific evidence of beat-keeping.”  NBC
    Animals

  2. Nature’s Best Killers

    “New research suggests that dragonflies may well be the most brutally effective hunters in the animal kingdom.” New York Times
    Animals

  3. Trove of Neanderthal Bones Found

    “A trove of Neanderthal fossils including bones of children and adults, discovered in a cave in Greece hints the area may have been a key crossroad for ancient humans, researchers say.” Live Science
    Ancient

  4. Map of the Human Brain

    “President Obama on Tuesday will announce a research initiative, starting with $100 million in 2014, to invent and refine new technologies to understand the human brain.” New York Times
    Science

  5. Geckos Can Grip in Water

    “The tropical reptiles can cling to surfaces that don’t get easily wet, like waxy leaves, a new study says.” National Geographic
    Animals

  6. ‘Gate to Hell’ Discovered in Turkey

    “As far as archaeological discoveries go, it’s a darker one: Pluto’s Gate — aka, the fabled gate to the underworld — has reportedly been unearthed
    in Turkey.” USA Today
    Ancient

  7. Huge Algae Blooms on Lake Erie

    “A study released Monday, April 1, 2013 said the warming climate and modern farming practices are creating ideal conditions for gigantic algae formations on Lake Erie.” Washington Post
    Environment

  8. Why Do We Hate Certain Words?

    “The phenomenon of word aversion—seemingly pedestrian, inoffensive words driving some people up the wall—has garnered increasing attention over the past decade or so.” But why? Slate
    People

  9. Scientists Excited By Mars Sky Show

    “A close encounter between Mars and Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) in 2014 is creating both opportunity and anxiety in scientific circles.” NBC
    Space

  10. Dear Evolution…

    From penguins to sea horses, these animals have a bone to pick with evolution. Scientific American
    Just for Fun

Changing Planet

Alexis Manning has worked for National Geographic Television and National Geographic News. She has a passion for travel, conservation, and photography.