Top 10 Headlines Today: Bat X-Rays, Corpse-Eating Fly…

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The top 10 news stories on our radar today.
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  1. X-Ray Video Reveals How Bats Power Flight

    “Novel X-ray video of fruit bats mid-flight reveals a remarkably detailed look at the muscular and skeletal structure required for the mammals to
    take flight.” Nature World News


  2. ‘Mythical’ Corpse-Eating Fly Returns From the Dead

    “A species of fly thought to have gone extinct over a century ago is back, and not only that, but scientists have actually found three distinct species over the past few years.” Yahoo


  3. Ancient Underwater Forest Found in Gulf of Mexico

    “The Bald Cypress forest was buried under ocean sediments, protected in an oxygen-free environment for more than 50,000 years, but was likely uncovered by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.” Live Science


  4. Antarctic Lake Vostok ‘Might Have Fish’

    “There could be some complex animals living in Lake Vostok, which lies close to 4km below Antarctica’s ice sheet.” BBC


  5. Coal-Burning Shortens Lives in China

    “A new study shows the deadly toll of air pollution from an energy policy that created a lingering north-south disparity in life expectancy.”
    National Geographic


  6. Melody Modulates Choir Members’ Heart Rate

    “When people sing in a choir their heart beats are synchronized, so that the pulse of choir members tends to increase and decrease in unison.”
    Science Daily


  7. Teenager to Become Youngest Women to Climb Everest

    In Australia, “Alyssa Azar, 16, does not go to school, trains full-time and is preparing for a career as an adventurer.” ABC


  8. Volunteer Army Drafted to Map Every Ancient Hill Fort

    “Archaeologists are drafting a volunteer army to help map every ancient hill fort across Britain and Ireland. It is part of a project to create an online atlas of around 5,000 of these Iron Age monuments.” BBC


  9. Curiosity Rover Begins Epic Drive to Mars Mountain

    “NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity has set out on its first big road trip, a long journey that will traverse miles of Red Planet scenery over the course of the next year or so.”


  10. 8 Inspiring Animals That Never Gave Up

    “These inspiring animals will break your heart with the challenges they’ve faced, then inspire you with their persistence in the face of it all.” Mashable

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