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  1. Scientists Decode DNA Of ‘Living Fossil’

    The DNA of the African coelacanth “could help scientists answer a host of questions about land creatures’ evolution — for instance, how fins became limbs, or how animals developed placentas.” Los Angeles Times

  2. X-ray of Ancient Supernova

    “Astronomers have stitched together a cosmic tapestry of the debris field that was created when a white dwarf star exploded, sending its material hurtling into space as seen from Earth over a millennium ago.” Phys Org

  3. The 2013 TIME 100

    “TIME presents its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, from artists and leaders to pioneers, titans and icons.” Time

  4. Yellowstone’s Volcano Bigger Than Thought

    “Yellowstone’s underground volcanic plumbing is bigger and better connected than scientists thought, researchers reported.” Live Science

  5. Scientists Reverse Memory Loss In Animal Brain

    “Using sea snail nerve cells, the scientists reversed memory loss by determining when the cells were primed for learning.” University of Texas

  6. Pictures: Sumo Wrestlers’ Daily Life

    “Patrizi, who has lived in Japan for the past eight years, was granted access to three different stables for about a month when he became interested in the sport five years ago. His series, “Gentle Giants,” shows the sumos at work and during their downtime.” Slate

  7. Earliest Known Massive Star Factory

    “Newfound galaxy was spawning stars a billion years earlier than scientists thought was possible.” National Geographic

  8. Video: How Insects Hover

    “Super slow-motion footage of a moth in flight has revealed how the insects use their bodies to hover…This, they say, will help them to accurately engineer flying robots that use these same principles.” BBC

  9. What Killed the New Electric Car

    The maker of Karma, an “electric-gas hybrid sports car, is in deep trouble…And opponents of the U.S. government’s attempts to invest in green energy couldn’t be happier.” New Yorker

  10. Message in a Bottle Found 28 Years Later

    The bottle traveled from Nova Scotia to Crotia and allegedly reads, “Mary, you really are a great person. I hope we can keep in correspondence. I said I would write. Your friend always, Jonathon. Nova Scotia ’85.”
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