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  1. Fire Ants Could Inspire the Next Rescue Robots

    “Most search-and-rescue robots are miniaturized tanks: They’re big, clunky, and travel in straight lines. By studying how ants move through confined spaces, researchers think they can build better bots that can search for disaster victims buried in rubble.” Popular Mechanics

  2. NASA Funds 3D Pizza Printer

    “NASA has doled out a research grant to develop a prototype 3D printer for food, so astronauts may one day enjoy 3D-printed pizza on Mars.” Space

  3. Abrupt Climate Shifts Spurred Stone Age Innovation

    “A rapid shift in climate that brought wetter and warmer conditions in southern Africa during the Middle Stone Age helped propel innovation and cultural advances in early man, a study has found.” Los Angeles Times

  4. New Method for Producing Clean Hydrogen

    “Duke University engineers have developed a novel method for producing clean hydrogen, which could prove essential to weaning society off of fossil fuels and their environmental implications.” PhysOrg

  5. T. Rex’s Smaller Cousin Ate Like a Falcon

    “Researchers at Ohio University in Athens found that while a T. rex whips its head from side to side to gorge on its victims, the Allosaurus — a theropod that lived about 150 million years ago in the late Jurassic period — may have been a more dexterous hunter, using its neck and body to tug flesh from carcasses, the same way a falcon does.” Live Science

  6. How Does a Tornado Work?

    “A massive tornado that tore through the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore on Monday and killed scores of people was unusual not for its size or ferocity, but for the path it took, experts say.” National Geographic

  7. Folk Remedy Extracted from Captive Bears Stirs Furor in China

    A small Chinese company’s proposal to triple the number of bears in captivity used for bile farming has sparked outrage among animal welfare advocates. New York Times

  8. Vertical ‘Pinkhouses:’ The Future of Urban Farming?

    “The idea of vertical farming is all the rage right now. Architects and engineers have come up with spectacular concepts for lofty buildings that could function as urban food centers of the future.” NPR

  9. Lost in Translocation: How Bird Song Could Save Species

    “Many factors influence the success of these new populations, including habitat quality, predators, capture and release techniques, the number and sex of individuals, and their genetic diversity. Now new research suggests bird song could also be important.” British Ecological Society

  10. What It’s Like to Be Eaten By a Grizzly Bear

    “Brad Josephs was capturing footage for BBC’S “Great Bear Stakeout” when one of the younger bears ate the camera. We are left with an unharmed camera, an unharmed bear and some awesome footage.” Buzzfeed
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