Top 10 Headlines Today: Triceratops Skeletons Unearthed, New Volcanoes Found

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The top 10 news stories on our radar today.
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  1. Nearly Complete Triceratops Skeleton Unearthed

    “Underneath the sagebrush and droves of cattle near Newcastle, Wyo., paleontologists have potentially unearthed one of the most complete skeletons of a triceratops ever found.” Billings Gazette


  2. 12 New Volcanoes Discovered in Alaska

    “The Southeast’s volcanoes are in a class by themselves, the researchers found. A chemical signature in the lava flows links them to a massive volcanic field in Canada.”  Mother Nature Network

  3. Galaxy in Throes of Death Spied for 1st Time

    “New research shows that a bright dwarf galaxy in a cluster near the Milky Way is losing its gas, creating a tail of fireballs expelled from the innards of the galaxy.”


  4. Fish Use Light to Camouflage Selves

    A new study suggests that certain fish “can hide in the open ocean by manipulating how light reflects off their skin, according to researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.” Science Daily


  5. Human Ancestors’ 3.5-Million-Year-Old Diet Change

    “New analysis of early human teeth from extinct fossils, has found that they expanded their diets about 3.5 million years ago to include grasses and possibly animals.” BBC


  6. 5 Sky Events This Week

    “Skywatchers this week get a chance to track down an elusive frozen planet in the outer reaches of the solar system and glimpse the only moon known to have clouds and a dense atmosphere.” National Geographic


  7. Warming Ocean Puts Puffins in Peril

    “North American populations of Atlantic puffins… may be in trouble, according to a recent report, with altered conditions as a result of climate change possibly to blame.” Discovery News

  8. Rare Back-to-Back Fatalities at Yosemite

    “A Sacramento man is swept over a 600-foot waterfall Saturday. A London man is killed Sunday when a falling rock hits him as he is climbing
    El Capitan.” Los Angeles Times


  9. Growing Left, Growing Right

    “Our bodies start out symmetrical, but then things start moving. How this happens (and how it can go wrong) is a rich field of study.” New York Times


  10. Germany’s Longest Word Disappears

    “Germany’s longest word—Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz—a 63-letter long title of a law regulating the testing of beef, has officially ceased
    to exist.” The Telegraph

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