Top 10 Headlines Today: Philippine Volcano Erupts, Powerful Star Explodes…

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The top 10 news stories on our radar today.
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  1. Philippine Volcano Has Deadly Eruption

    “A volcano has erupted in the Philippines, killing four German climbers and their guide.” BBC


  2. Record-Breaking Star Explosion Seen

    “Two NASA space telescopes have captured what appears to be the most powerful star explosion ever detected, a cosmic event so luminous that scientists dubbed it ‘eye-wateringly bright’ despite being 3.6 billion light-years from Earth.”


  3. Ancient Mother Tongue Reconstructed

    “The ancestors of people from across Europe and Asia may have spoken a common language about 15,000 years ago, new research suggests.”
    Live Science


  4. Experience: I Was Swallowed By A Hippo

    Not something you hear every day: “There was no transition at all, no sense of approaching danger. It was as if I had suddenly gone blind and deaf.”
    The Guardian


  5. Report: DR Congo Toughest Place For Mothers

    The humanitarian group Save the Children “compared factors such as maternal health, child mortality, education and income in 176 countries” to find Democratic Republic of Congo is the worst for mothers and
    Finland is the best. BBC


  6. Reversal of the Black Widow Myth

    “Popular belief is that female Black Widow spiders eat male suitors after mating. New study suggests some male spiders do something similar.” EarthSky

  7. Megafauna Killed By ‘Climate Not Humans’

    “There is no evidence to support the idea that humans were primarily responsible for wiping out the extraordinary gigantic animals that once roamed Australia, says a group of Australian and US scientists.” ABC

  8. Bat’s Long Tongue Is Blood-Powered

    “High-speed video shows for the first time how hairs on a bat’s tongue stand erect, allowing the animal to mop up nectar.” National Geographic


  9. ‘Supergrass’ Could Prevent Flooding

    Researchers “have found that their new grass hybrid can capture more water in soil than is possible with current agricultural grasses, meaning less water run-off on the surface of land therefore minimising the
    chance of flooding.” Wales Online


  10. 10 Strange Names For Baby Animals

    “‘Look at that little squeaker’ may not be the most perfect thing to coo at a baby pigeon, but it’s accurate. Here are 10 more of the offbeat and uncommon references for baby animals.” Mental Floss

    Just for Fun


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