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  1. How to Make a Brain Invisible

    Researchers have created a new method called CLARITY that “renders mouse brains transparent…[and] freezes the brain’s most important components into place.” National Geographic Phenomena

  2. Oldest Dinosaur Embryo Found

    “Like modern birds, baby dinosaurs likely flexed their muscles while still in their eggs to spur bone development.” National Geographic News

  3. Death Penalty Is Declining Worldwide

    Amnesty International report suggests an encouraging global trend with declining capital punishment but also says that “setbacks in Asia Pacific and Middle East are disappointing.” The Guardian

  4. New Tree-Dwelling Porcupine Discovered

    “Scientists in Brazil have described a new species of tree-dwelling porcupine in the country’s most endangered ecosystems.” Mongabay

  5. The End Of Sleep?

    “New technologies are emerging that could radically reduce our need to sleep – if we can bear to use them.” Aeon Magazine

  6. Ancient, Hidden Masterpiece Discovered

    “Scientists have described the first use of an imaging technology like that used in airport whole-body security scanners to detect the face of an ancient Roman man hidden below the surface of a wall painting in the Louvre Museum in Paris.” Science Daily

  7. Great White Sharks Scavenge On Dead Whales

    Biologists in South Africa have “documented as many as 40 different sharks scavenging on a carcass over the course of a single day, revealing unique social interactions among sharks.” Science Daily

  8. Unusual Anal Fin Discovered

    “An unusual fossil fish that has fins behind its anus could have implications for human evolution according to a scientist at The University of Manchester.” Red Orbit

  9. In World First, Liver Removed and Kept Alive

    Researchers have developed a new machine that allows a liver to be removed from a human body and kept alive without causing damage in the way that keeping it on ice would. The liver even continues to create bile like it would normally do. Slate

  10. How Animals Eat Their Food

    Alright, guys: I have been seeing this video linked everywhere in the last couple days, and I couldn’t resist sharing it with you. Don’t judge it for its accuracy; just have a laugh. YouTube
    Just for Fun

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