Top 10 Headlines Today: New Dinosaur Species, ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ in Myanmar…

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  1. New Dinosaur Species Discovered in Madagascar

    “A pair of American researchers has announced the discovery of a new species of dinosaur from Madagascar – the first such discovery in
    almost a decade.” Red Orbit


  2. Myanmar Accused of ‘Ethnic Cleansing’

    “Burmese security forces backed by Buddhist monks have ‘committed crimes against humanity’ in a campaign of ethnic cleansing that has displaced more than 125,000 Rohingya Muslims in the southwest of the country.” CNN

  3. Animal Chiropractors Adjust Elephants, Snakes

    California veterinarian Dr. Rod Block has cracked the backs of “an elephant, a paralyzed iguana, a turkey, pigs, llamas and countless dogs and horses.” NBC

  4. Photos: Strong Quake Shocks China

    “A strong earthquake struck southwest China’s Sichuan province on Saturday, nearly five years after another powerful quake (pictures) in the region killed 90,000 people.” National Geographic

  5. Last 30 Years Were Warmest In Last 1,400 Years

    “From 1971 to 2000, the world’s land areas were the warmest they have been in at least 1,400 years, according to a new study in Nature Geoscience.” Mongabay

  6. Archaeologists Find “Romeo and Juliet” Burial

    “Two skeletons, of a young man and a woman, were found clearly buried together with their hands clasped for eternity. Dubbed Romeo and Juliet by the archeological team, the couple are thought to have lived between
    1450 and 1550.” Romania Insider

  7. Scientists Unlock Old Faithful’s Big Secret

    “Mystery solved: Scientists say they’ve finally figured out why Old Faithful erupts with super-hot water and steam about every 90 minutes.” USA Today

  8. Dinos Sat on Nests Like Birds

    A small, meat-eating dinosaur dating back to the “Late Cretaceous, about 75 million years ago…apparently incubated their eggs much like modern birds.” Yahoo

  9. Animals May Get Legal Counsel In Connecticut

    “The Connecticut legislature is considering introducing the notion of animal advocates to its court system after Rhode Island made a similar move
    last year.” Boston Globe

  10. Wringing Out Water… In Space!

    Canadian Space Agency Astronaut Chris Hadfield “performed a simple science experiment…on surface tension in space using a wet washcloth.” YouTube
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