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Our Top 10 Headlines Today: Deadly Tornado, Largest Python Ever Caught

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  1. Vast Oklahoma Tornado Kills at Least 91

    “Emergency crews and volunteers continued to work through the early morning hours Tuesday in a frantic search for survivors of a huge tornado that ripped through parts of Oklahoma City and its suburbs, killing at least 91 people, 20 of them children, and flattening whatever was in its path, including at least two schools.” New York Times

  2. Largest Python Ever Caught in Florida

    “A Miami man has captured, killed, and reported the largest Burmese python ever caught in Florida, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials.” Huffington Post

  3. NASA’s Curiosity Rover Drills Into Second Mars Rock

    “Curiosity has broken out its trusty drill again, pulling samples from deep within a Red Planet rock for the second time ever.” Space

  4. Climate Change Models May Not Be Producing Accurate Results

    “When two scientists set about researching rainfall patterns across during the last ice age, they didn’t plan on the making the discovery they did: almost none of the climate models they tested were able to reproduce their results.” Nature World News

  5. Practice Makes Perfect? Not So Much

    The old adage might be overblown. Researchers at Michigan State University found that amount of practice isn’t enough to explain why people differ in skill level. Intelligence

  6. Why Did Penguins Stop Flying?

    “Penguins lost the ability to fly eons ago, and scientists may have finally figured out why. A new study suggests that getting off the ground eventually just took too much effort for birds that were becoming expert swimmers.” National Geographic

  7. Could Drones Revolutionize Agriculture?

    “Tiny drone airplanes made of foam may be more useful in rural environments, one researcher says.” Live Science

  8. A Piece of Hair Might Be Able to Determine Your Soda Intake

    “A new study published in the Journal of Nutrition explains a technique that could help researchers get a good measurement of sugary beverage consumption — by analyzing a piece of hair or a blood sample.” NPR

  9. Sally Ride to Be Awarded Posthumous Medal of Freedom

    “The White House and NASA say they will honor America’s first woman in space, Sally Ride, by giving her a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom and putting her name on the camera she helped get installed on the International Space Station.” NBC News

  10. Video: Inside a Tornado

    Don’t try this at home. Buzzfeed
    Just for Fun