Top 10 Headlines Today: ‘Extinct’ Snake Discovered, Test-Tube Baby Born…

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The top 10 news stories on our radar today.
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  1. ‘Extinct’ Snake Re-discovered in New Mexico

    “Biologists found six individuals of a snake species that was once considered to be extinct.  The northern Mexican garter snakes were discovered in June, near the Gila river.” Nature World News


  2. Test-Tube Baby Born After Genome Screening

    “The first test-tube baby to come from an embryo screened for genetic defects using a new, low-cost technique that could improve in-vitro fertilization success rates was born last month and is a healthy boy.” Reuters


  3. Ancient Egyptian Skeletons Found Wearing Toe Rings

    “Archaeologists have discovered two ancient Egyptian skeletons, dating back more than 3,300 years, which were each buried with a toe ring made of copper alloy, the first time such rings have been found in ancient Egypt.” Live Science


  4. Spider Webs Snare Electrically Charged Bugs

    “Flapping insects build up an electrical charge that may make them more easily snared by spider webs, according to a new study by University of California, Berkeley, biologists.” UC Berkeley


  5. Rowers Attempt First Navigation of Northwest Passage

    “A team of rowers from Canada and Ireland are attempting the first navigation of the Northwest Passage in Canada’s Arctic in a single season.” Wired


  6. Blue Blood Lets Octopi Survive Freezing Temps

    “Antarctic and Arctic species of octopi can survive extreme low temperatures in the waters they live in due to a different structure of a oxygen transport pigment in octopi blood.” Examiner


  7. Solar Plane’s Mission Ending

    “The solar-powered plane will complete the final leg of its coast-to-coast journey tonight in New York City.” National Geographic


  8. 13 Bombs Planted in Sacred Buddhist Temple

    “As many as 13 bombs were planted inside the Mahabodhi temple complex in Bodh Gaya of which ten had exploded injuring two monks, home minister Sushilkumar Shinde said on Monday. Times of India


  9. Pomegranate Seeds Spread Rare Virus Across U.S.

    “Four more rare hepatitis A virus cases in the United States were linked over the weekend to Turkish-grown pomegranate seeds by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta.” Global Food Mate


  10. Watch SpaceX Rocket Hover and Land

    “SpaceX has released video footage of its Grasshopper rocket’s latest test flight — and as you’ll see, the reusable vehicle is reaching new heights,
    quite literally.” Mashable

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