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  1. Human Embryos Cloned To Make Stem Cells

    “The accomplishment is a long-sought step toward harnessing the potential power of embryonic stem cells to treat many human diseases. But the work also raises a host of ethical concerns.” NPR


  2. Billion-Year-Old Water Found in Mine

    “Water drilled from rock in a North American mine is among the oldest yet found on Earth, say scientists.” Scientists suggest it’s at least 1.5 billion years old.  BBC


  3. Huge Asteroid to Sail Past Earth

    “On May 31, 2013, asteroid 1998 QE2 will sail serenely past Earth, getting no closer than about 3.6 million miles (5.8 million kilometers).” The asteroid is about nine times larger than a cruise ship.  NASA


  4. Neanderthal Culture Controversy

    “The earliest known cave paintings fuel arguments about whether Neanderthals were the mental equals of modern humans.” Nature


  5. KFC Smuggled to Gaza Strip

    “Palestinians in Gaza who crave KFC meals must order from across the border in Egypt, and the food-delivery odyssey involves two taxis, a checkpoint and a smuggling tunnel.” New York Times


  6. Fossils Reveal Ape-Monkey Split

    “Tooth and jaw fossil remnants dating back 25 million years fill a gap in the fossil record.” Mother Nature Network


  7. NASA Performs Telescope ‘Eye Surgery’

    “That part of the eyes, the MIRI, or Mid-Infrared Instrument, will glimpse the formation of galaxies and see deeper into the universe than ever before.” NASA


  8. African Frog Spreads Death

    “A frog historically used in human pregnancy tests likely spread a deadly amphibian fungus around the world, says a new study.” National Geographic


  9. Scientists United On Global Warming

    A new study shows that 97% of scientists say “global warming is mainly man-made but a wide public belief that experts are divided is making it harder to gain support.” Reuters


  10. The Origins of 9 British Insults

    “For as long as people have been speaking the English language, they’ve been deploying it to poke fun at one another.” Here’s an interesting look at where some of those insults come from. Mental Floss

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