Top 10 Headlines Today: Alaska Volcano Erupts, Moles Help Archaeologists…

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The top 10 news stories on our radar today.
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  1. Small Explosive Eruptions at Volcano in Alaska

    “The Alaska Volcano Observatory raised the aviation alert status at Cleveland to Orange after a sequence of explosive eruptions
    were detected.” Wired


  2. Moles Unearth Roman Artifacts

    Moles living at the site of an ancient Roman fort “have not only been digging up the earth, but doing their bit for archaeology by inadvertently pushing ancient objects to the surface.” BBC


  3. Former Racehorses Get a Second Chance at Life

    “When a racing or breeding career ends, thoroughbreds quickly lose value. Organizations are working to provide adoption and retirement options.” CNN


  4. Black Hole Birth Can Be Observed For First Time

    “Astronomers are scanning the heavens…empowered by a new theory that indicates a dying star will generate a distinct flash of light that will allow man to witness the birth of a new black hole for the first time.”
    Nature World News


  5. Early Earth Smelled Like Rotten Eggs

    “A first glimpse of one billion-year-old bacteria eating another shows how life developed—and what early earth smelled like.” National Geographic


  6. First 3-D Gun Fired

    “The world’s first gun made with 3D printer technology has been successfully fired in the US… The gun was made on a 3D printer that cost $8,000 (£5,140) from the online auction site eBay.” BBC


  7. Bob Barker Offers $75K to Save University Cats

    The animal activist and former Price is Right host “urges Washington University in St. Louis to stop training medical students on intubation techniques using live cats.” Mother Nature Network


  8. New Meat-Eating Dinosaur Discovered

    “This meat-eating dinosaur from the Late Jurassic Period was less than a year old when it was fossilized. ” It was found in Xinjiang province in
    China in 2006. UPI


  9. Neil Armstrong’s Moon Heartbeat For Sale

    “The electrocardiogram taken as Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon is among 85 Apollo 11-related items being auctioned.” The New Hampshire Auction house estimates it may sell for $3,000 or more. Newser


  10. See World’s Slowest Science Experiment

    An experiment that tracks the oh-so-slow dripping of petroleum was set up 86 years ago, and now you may have a chance to view one of the rare drops that happens about every 9 years. Record breaking? Definitely. Thrilling? Well, that’s up for debate. Huffington Post

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