Top 10 Headlines Today: Exotic New Matter, Continental Collision…

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The top 10 news stories on our radar today.
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  1. New Form of Matter Found

    “In the course of exploring the properties of a strange subatomic particle, physicists may have stumbled upon something even stranger: a mysterious and exotic new form of matter.” Wired


  2. Europe, America to Collide in 220 Million Years

    “A new subduction zone forming off the coast of Portugal heralds the beginning of a cycle that will see the Atlantic Ocean close as continental Europe moves closer to America.” Monash University


  3. Details About Death of First Man in Space Emerge

    “A new declassified report confirmed that an unauthorized Sukhoi (Su-15) supersonic jet flew dangerously close to [Yuri] Gagarin’s MiG-15.”


  4. Iceland Resumes Controversial Fin Whale Hunt

    “Iceland has resumed its disputed commercial fin whale hunt, with two vessels en route to catch this season’s quota of at least 154 whales, Icelandic media reported on Monday.” AFP


  5. Aztec Animal Offerings Described

    “Archaeologists in Mexico City have identified more than 400 species of animals among offerings to Aztec gods.” National Geographic


  6. Feds Digging for Hoffa’s Remains—Again

    “The search for Jimmy Hoffa has stretched far and wide for nearly 40 years. Now, federal agents are digging in a field 30 miles north of Detroit in hopes of solving the mystery of his disappearance.” NBC

  7. New Species of Feline Fungus Found

    “A new species of fungus that causes life-threatening infections in humans and cats has been discovered by a University of Sydney researcher.” University of Sydney


  8. Study Finds Pollution Link to Autism

    “U.S. mothers-to-be exposed to high levels of air pollution while pregnant were twice as likely to have a child with autism, researchers say.” UPI

  9. Video: Watch A Robotic Cheetah-Cub Run

    “The size of a small house cat (or cheetah cub, which sounds more menacing), this bot has limbs designed to mimic the stealthy moves of
    a feline.” PopSci

  10. 5 Scientific Facts About Dreams

    “In today’s crazy online world where you can’t always believe your eyes, we hope you’ll sleep better knowing that the following facts are the real deal.” Mental Floss
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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.