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The top 10 news stories on our radar today.
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  1. First Video of Wild Oarfish

    “Much like the giant squid, observations of oarfish alive in the wild are rare and video of them alive in the wild are even rarer. Until now.”
    Deep Sea News


  2. Asteroid’s Earth Flyby Captured in New Video

    “A newly released video of a giant asteroid’s Earth flyby last week reveals key details about the enigmatic space rock and its attendant moon.”


  3. Hidden Wildfires Destroy Rainforests

    “Using an innovative satellite technique, NASA scientists have determined that a previously unmapped type of wildfire in the Amazon rainforest is responsible for destroying several times more forest than has been lost through deforestation in recent years.” NASA


  4. Slaves Granted Freedom, 234 Years Later

    “Fourteen slaves who petitioned the New Hampshire Legislature for their freedom during the Revolutionary War were granted posthumous emancipation Friday when the governor signed a largely symbolic bill.” AP


  5. Video: Tornadic Waterspout in France

    “A natural phenomenon more common for America, a tornado, has hit the South of France shocking locals and holidaymakers on the Côte d’Azur, the Mediterranean coastline.” RT


  6. Male Business Leaders Have Dominant Face Traits

    A new UK study “showed that the CEO’s faces had a greater facial width-to-height ratio compared to the control group and were perceived as more dominant and successful.” Science Daily


  7. Great Barrier Reef in Danger?

    “One of the world’s great natural treasures could find itself on a “list of shame” if steps aren’t taken to improve its condition.” National Geographic


  8. Gray Wolves Losing Protection

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently “proposed to remove the gray wolf (Canis lupus) from the list of threatened and endangered species.” USFWS


  9. Pentagon Green Energy Award Tops $19 Billion

    “The U.S. Defense Department kicked off a renewable energy program with a contract that may reach $7 billion as the Obama administration seeks to curb the military’s fossil-fuel use.” Washington Post


  10. Why Ugly Animals Are Best

    “They may not win any beauty contests, but these unattractive looking creatures could become the new face of wildlife conservation.”
    The Telegraph

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Alexis Manning has worked for National Geographic Television and National Geographic News. She has a passion for travel, conservation, and photography.

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