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  1. Transparent Fish Found in the Amazon

    “The species may have gone undiscovered in one of the Amazon’s most studied tributaries — the Rio Negro — because it is nocturnal, tiny and transparent.” Mongabay

  2. How Spiral Galaxies are Formed

    “Despite the fact that nearly 70 percent of the galaxies closest to the Milky Way – not to mention the Milky Way itself – is a spiral galaxy, exactly how they came to be shaped the way they are has long eluded scientists.” Nature World News

  3. Can We Patent Life?

    “Nearly twenty per cent of the genome—more than four thousand genes—are already covered by at least one U.S. patent…On April 15th, after several years of appeals and reversals, the Supreme Court will hear arguments on the essential issue: Should human genes be patented?” New Yorker

  4. The Secret World of ‘Garbagemen’

    “An anthropologist joins the ranks of the underappreciated sanitation workers of New York City. The result? An eye-opening account of the mysterious and dangerous world of trash.” The Atlantic

  5. Turtles Resting After Apparent Abduction

    “The Jakarta Natural Resources Center is the new home of nearly 700 baby pig-nosed turtles that were rescued from an apparent smuggling operation at the airport of Indonesia’s capital city.” Wall Street Journal

  6. Milky Way May Contain 2000 Black Holes

    New computer models of galaxies suggest that “the Milky Way galaxy likely has between 70 and 2000 intermediate-mass black holes (IMBHs) existing in its outer edges.” PhysOrg

  7. Nuclear Power Prevents More Deaths Than It Causes

    “Study estimates that nuclear energy leads to substantially fewer pollution-related deaths and greenhouse gas emissions compared with fossil-fuel sources.” Chemical & Engineering News

  8. Fish Goes Year Without Food

    “Dolly Varden trout can expand their organs to more than two times their regular sizes, a new study says.” National Geographic

  9. Youngest Adventurers to Climb Mount Everest

    “The ‘youngest ever’ expedition, comprising seven youths aged between 16 to 17 years, [recently] set out to script a history by scaling the Mount Everest on the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of the highest peak.” Business Standard

  10. Video: Sneaky Octopus

    Check out this octopus squeeze its entire body off of a boat through a teeny tiny hole in the wall. Pretty amazing anatomy. Live Leak
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