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  1. Why Early Human Ancestors Took to Two Feet

    “Our upright gait may have begun in the rugged landscape of East and South Africa, which was a terrain shaped by volcanoes and shifting tectonic plates.” RedOrbit
    Ancient

  2. Galaxies Fed by Funnels of Fuel

    “Computer simulations of galaxies growing over billions of years have revealed a likely scenario for how they feed: a cosmic version of
    swirly straws.” NASA
    Space

  3. King Richard III Buried in a Hasty Grave

    “The body of King Richard III was buried in great haste, a new study finds—perhaps because the medieval monarch’s corpse had been out for three days in the summer sun.” Live Science
    People

  4. Are There Too Few Great White Sharks Off California?

    “Some scientists say the population is large and healthy. Others say it is alarmingly small. No one has ever known for certain, but the question has become crucial this year.” Los Angeles Times
    Animals

  5. Why the Prime Meridian Matters

    “Some 250 years ago, a British astronomer published the first of a series of guidebooks that would ultimately establish Greenwich, England, as the world’s zero-degree longitude location, the ‘prime meridian’.”
    National Geographic
    Earth

  6. Russian Arctic Ice Station Evacuated

    “Russia is evacuating a drifting Arctic research station that was supposed to last until September, because the ice it is built upon is starting to break up. The cracks are another indication of the rapid decline of the Arctic ice sheet.” Washington Post
    Environment

  7. Minerals From Beyond

    “Unusual minerals spotted in some lunar craters may not have come from deep within the moon: They may be remnants of the objects that blasted the craters in the first place, a new study suggests.” Science
    Space

  8. Earthquake Off Eastern Russia May Be Biggest-Ever Deep Temblor

    “The magnitude-8.3 quake took place nearly 610 kilometers below Earth’s surface, according to preliminary estimates from the U.S. Geological Survey.” Nature
    Earth

  9. Global Majority Faces Water Shortages ‘Within Two Generations’

    “Experts call on governments to start conserving water in face of climate change, pollution, and over-use.” The Guardian
    Environment

  10. World’s Most Dangerous Things to Humans

    “There is danger around every corner.” Buzzfeed
    Just for Fun