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  1. Two Promising Places to Live, 1,200 Light-Years From Earth

    “Astronomers said Thursday that they had found the most Earth-like worlds yet known in the outer cosmos, a pair of planets that appear capable of supporting life and that orbit a star 1,200 light-years from here, in the northern constellation Lyra.” New York Times
    Space

  2. Hurricane Sandy Actually Shook the Earth

    “When Superstorm Sandy struck the United States on October 30, it didn’t just devastate the Eastern Seaboard, it shook the ground as far away as the West Coast.” ScienceNow
    Earth

  3. New Telescope Discovers in Hours What Takes Older Telescoped Decades

    “Over the course of a few hours, the new ALMA telescope in Chile was able to pinpoint and observe over 100 of the early Universe’s most fertile star-forming galaxies.” Nature World News
    Tech

  4. ‘Hobbit’ Brain Holds Clues About Its Ancestor

    “Diseased ancestor or mini-me? The debate over where the so-called “hobbit,” or Homo floresiensis, came from has raged since researchers discovered its remains on the remote Indonesian island of Flores in 2003.” National Geographic
    Ancient

  5. Shark-Stalking Robot Will Spy on Mysterious Ocean Predators

    “This summer, a new underwater robot will start tracking some of the ocean’s top predators — including great white sharks — to learn more about their habits.” Wired
    Science

  6. California Sea Lion Strandings Appear to Be Slowing

    “The epidemic that has so far caused 1,193 ailing sea lion pups to wash ashore in Southern California since January seems to be slowing down, according to marine mammal experts.” NBC News
    Animals

  7. Frog-Like Robot to Help Surgeons

    “Researchers at the University of Leeds are using the feet of tree frogs as a model for a tiny robot designed to crawl inside patients’ bodies during keyhole surgery.” Science Daily
    Tech

  8. Wallabies on the Loose in…Austria?

    “The kangaroo-like marsupials, which are smaller than “roos” and primarily found in Australia, escaped from a farm in the Upper Austrian countryside.” Associated Press
    Animals

  9. Stolen 500-Year-Old Tapestry Returned to Spain

    “American authorities handed over a 16th century tapestry that turned up in Texas last year, more than three decades after it was stolen from a church in northern Spain.” Live Science
    People

  10. Meet the Dogs Bringing Comfort to Boston

    Five specially trained golden retrievers were brought in to “help Bostonians recover after the marathon bombings.” Buzzfeed
    Just for Fun