Top 10 Headlines Today: Closed Multiverse Portal, Lost Shark Species…

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The top 10 stories on our radar today.
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  1. Portal To Other Universes May Have Closed

    “The sharpest map yet made of light from the infant universe shows no evidence of “dark flow” – a stream of galaxy clusters rushing in the same direction that hinted at the existence of a multiverse.” New Scientist

  2. Toothy Weapons Reveal “Lost” Shark Species

    “Shark-tooth weapons once used for warfare in the Central Pacific have revealed two locally extinct shark species, a new study says.”
    National Geographic

  3. Venomous Face-Sized Tarantula Discovered

    “A new type of tarantula about the size of your face has been found in northern Sri Lanka. Scientists found the spiders — with a leg span up to 8 inches across — living in trees and the old doctor’s quarters of a hospital” Wired

  4. Mars Rover Goes Solo for First Time

    “NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity will be on its own for the first time over the next four weeks, thanks to an unfavorable alignment of the Red Planet, Earth
    and the sun.”

  5. Photos: Elephant Mother Protects Babies

    “These amazing pictures were captured by American photographer Jayesh Mehta, 47, in the Savuti region of the Chobe National Park in Botswana.” Daily Mail

  6. Video: Oil Drilling Threatens National Park

    “As the video shows, oil wells are creeping closer and closer to [Theodore Roosevelt National Park’s] boundaries, and drill rigs and flares can even be seen from within the park itself.” Think Progress

  7. Quantum Cryptography Success

    “Physicists have, for the first time, successfully transmitted a secure quantum code through the atmosphere from an aircraft to a ground station.” Science Daily

  8. Urban Vegetation Reduces Crime

    “Notably, vegetation is significantly and negatively correlated with all of the crime variables, with the exception of thefts,” the study finds. “As vegetation increases, aggravated assaults, robberies, and burglaries decrease.”
    Ars Technica

  9. Maya Blue Paint Recipe Discovered

    “The ancient Maya used a vivid, remarkably durable blue paint to cover their palace walls, codices, pottery, and maybe even the bodies of human sacrifices…Now a group of chemists claims to have cracked the recipe
    of Maya Blue.” Live Science

  10. The Scale of the Universe

    On this interactive website, you really get a feel for just how tiny we are compared to the seemingly infinite universe. HTwins via Reddit
    Just for Fun

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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.