Top 10 Headlines Today: Attacks on Historic Sporting Events, Earthquake in Iran…

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  1. 5 Sports-related Terror Attacks

    “Unfortunately, the Boston Marathon explosions aren’t a unique occurrence. Many sporting events throughout the years have experienced
    similar attacks.” National Geographic News

  2. Major Earthquake Rocks Iran, Gulf, And India

    “A major 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Iran near the border with Pakistan on Tuesday and tremors were felt in India and Gulf states.” Reuters

  3. Why Insects Sing

    In his new book Bug Music: How Insects Gave Us Rhythm, David Rothenberg shares his fascination with noisy insects, including one insect whose claim to fame is having the “loudest penis in the world.”
    Take a listen at Soundcloud. Forbes

  4. 17th-Century Star Explosion Comes into Focus

    “Scientists have conducted a postmortem on the last supernova ever seen by the naked eye in our galaxy.”

  5. Sharks Dive By the Moon

    “The moon and water temperature affect the diving behaviour of sharks, researchers reported Tuesday, in a discovery that could help prevent fishermen from catching the marine predators inadvertently.” AFP

  6. Bugs Wear Nano-Suits, Protected From Danger

    Researchers found that by putting fruit fly larva in a space-like vacuum and bombarding them with an electron “nano-suit,” the flies are protected from otherwise certain death. This find could have applications for human
    space travel.  Science Now

  7. Relief for a Parched Delta

    “An amendment to an old treaty between the United States and Mexico will send more water down to restore native habitat and local and
    migratory wildlife.” New York Times

  8. Hints of Dark Matter Found

    “Researchers have revealed the first potential hints of the elusive material called dark matter at an underground laboratory in the US.” BBC

  9. Scientists Call For Ocean Wilderness Parks

    “Leading international marine scientists have called for the protection of more, large marine wilderness areas in a bid to shield the world’s dwindling stocks of fish from destruction.” Phys Org

  10. Astronauts Wanted: 1959 Job Ad

    “If you were an eager young government employee in the 1950s who wanted to become an astronaut, here’s what you would’ve had to
    do to qualify.” Time
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