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  1. Scientists Capture First Images of Molecules Before, After Reaction

    A new technique developed at the University of California, Berkeley allows for scientists to snap an atomic-scale picture of a chemical before and after it reacts. Science

  2. Fast-Spinning Magnetic Star Has Strange Glitch

    “One of the strongest magnets in the universe, a magnetar, is unexpectedly capable of a strange new kind of glitch—a mysterious, unexplained drop in speed, researchers say.” Space

  3. How the Turtle Got Its Unique Hard Shell

    “How the turtle shell evolved has puzzled scientists for year, but new research sheds light on how their hard shells were formed. Scientists say the ancient fossil skeleton of an extinct South African reptile has helped bridge a 30-55-million-year gap.” BBC

  4. Ancient Egyptian Beads Made From Meteorites

    “A cache of nine iron beads dated from about 3,300 BC—the oldest known iron artifacts from Egypt—were long a mystery to archaeologists, who wondered how the ancient people crafted the beads thousands of years prior to the introduction of iron smelting in the region.” Nature World News

  5. Climate Change Threatens Extinction for 82 Percent of California Native Fish

    If current trends continue, native California fish—like salmon—will likely become extinct within the next century. PLoS One

  6. NASA Solves Mystery of Moon’s Lumpy Surface Gravity

    “NASA’s Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) mission has uncovered the origin of massive invisible regions that make the moon’s gravity uneven, a phenomenon that affects the operations of lunar-orbiting spacecraft. Because of GRAIL’s findings, spacecraft on missions to other celestial bodies can navigate with greater precision in the future.” NASA

  7. Dinosaur Eggs Are Missing Link In Egg Evolution

    “A recently discovered clutch of 150-million-year-old fossil eggs is being billed as an important missing link in the evolution of dinosaur eggs.” National Geographic

  8. Mountain Populations Offer Clues to Human Evolution

    “Humans have adapted to mountainous environments just as Charles Darwin predicted. To discover how this occurred, scientists are now examining the DNA of people who scaled mountains in different parts of the world.” New York Times

  9. Deforestation Plants the Seed for Rapid Evolution in Brazil

    “The deforestation of the Brazilian rainforest has created a hidden consequence: The seeds of palm trees have evolved rapidly to be smaller.” Live Science

  10. What’s It Like to Base Jump Off Mount Everest?

    The highest base jump ever lasted just one minute and reached speeds of up to 125 miles an hour. The Atlantic
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