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The top 10 news stories on our radar today.
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  1. New Body Part Discovered in Humans

    “Scientists have discovered a previously unknown layer lurking in the
    human eye.” Live Science


  2. Birdsong Phone Apps ‘Harmful’ to Birds

    “The ‘harmful misuse’ of mobile phone apps that mimic birdsong can stop birds performing important tasks such as feeding their young,
    experts have said.” BBC


  3. X-rays Restore 200-Year-Old Opera

    “The scientists blasted X-rays at the damaged musical score to peek at the musical notes hidden beneath a layer of smudgy black.” Stanford News


  4. What Are Those Markings on Mars?

    “NASA research indicates hunks of frozen carbon dioxide — dry ice — may glide down some Martian sand dunes on cushions of gas similar to miniature hovercraft, plowing furrows as they go.” NASA


  5. Video Gamers Really Do See More

    “Hours spent at the video gaming console not only train a player’s hands to work the buttons on the controller, they probably also train the brain to make better and faster use of visual input, according to researchers.”
    Science Daily


  6. Oldest Man In The World Dies Aged 116

    “The world’s oldest person and the oldest man ever to have lived has died of natural causes in Japan aged 116 years.” The Telegraph


  7. Can Baby Turtles Pick Their Own Sex?

    “Baby turtles inside their eggs squirm around to chill out or to turn up the heat, new research finds, a skill that could potentially enable them to choose their own sex.” Live Science


  8. Hope for Endangered Butterfly

    “Researchers collected more than a hundred eggs from captured females of the endangered Schaus swallowtail butterfly in south Florida.”
    National Geographic


  9. Wildfire Rages in Colorado

    As of 4:40 AM, the Black Forest Wildfire located just north of Colorado Springs had consumed more than 7,500 acres, gutting dozens of homes. The Gazette


  10. Help Transcribe Ancient Egyptian Texts

    “For over a hundred years, boxes of cornflake-sized scraps of ancient paper have been tucked away at Oxford. Waiting to be decoded. And now you can help shed light on what they say.” Radiolab

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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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