Top 10 Headlines Today: Atoms on Film, Mysterious Ancient Spheres…

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The top 10 news stories on our radar today.
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  1. Atoms Star In World’s Smallest Movie

    “Researchers at IBM have created the world’s smallest movie by manipulating single atoms on a copper surface.” BBC


  2. Mysterious Orbs Found In Ancient Temple

    “Archaeologists have discovered hundreds of mysterious, once-metallic spheres buried deep beneath an ancient pyramid in Mexico City. And we have absolutely no idea what they’re for.” Gizmodo


  3. Video: Galactic Halo Seen Around Colliding Galaxies

    A telescope has “spied a gas cloud with the mass of ~10 billion Suns and spans ~300,000 light years. The system…is the scene of two milky way-sized galaxies merging.”


  4. Myanmar Muslims Attacked, Face Uncertain Future

    “Buddhist mobs hurling bricks overran a pair of mosques and set hundreds of homes ablaze in central Myanmar on Tuesday, injuring at least 10 people in the latest anti-Muslim violence to shake the Southeast Asian nation.” AP


  5. Family of Medieval Skeletons Unearthed

    “Researchers have unearthed a veritable treasure trove of archaeology–a family of skeletons buried beneath a parking lot in Edinburgh, Scotland. The find comes after archaeologists discovered a knight buried nearby.”

    Science World Report


  6. Global Happiness Measured Via Twitter

    Scientists used Twitter to determine that “Monday, April 15, the day of the Boston Marathon bombings and the federal income tax filing deadline, was the saddest day online in five years.” Los Angeles Times


  7. Eco Labeling Turns Off Conservative Buyers

    “New research suggests that fewer [conservatives] will buy [light] bulbs when they’re labeled as being good for the environment.” National Geographic


  8. The New Battle for Wounded Knee

    “As a patch of their native land is offered for £2.5m [$3.9m] the Lakota people have been left split by what to do.” The Independent


  9. Clues to Hummingbird Evolution

    A tiny preserved bird fossil with “exceptionally well-preserved feathers” has been discovered in Wyoming and it may offer “clues to the precursors of swift and hummingbird wings.” EurekAlert


  10. Pictures: Ancient Ruins Seen From Space

    A collection of pictures taken from Earth-observing satellites shows some of the most famous archaeological sites in the world with a new perspective. Daily Mail

    Just for Fun


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