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  1. Old Mexican Temple Hints at Human Sacrifice

    “A newly discovered temple complex in the Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico, reveals hints of a specialized hierarchy of priests — who may have committed human sacrifice.” Discovery
    Ancient

  2. Ant Family Tree Constructed

    “Researchers have individually tagged every single worker ant within an entire colony and tracked them with a computer in order to learn more about how they network. The result is the largest-ever data set of ant interactions.” Science World Report
    Animals

  3. The Search for Northern Lights on Saturn

    “Astronomers using an observatory in Hawaii kicked off a month-long campaign to study the northern lights on Saturn study Sunday (April 21) in a live webcast from Hawaii’s iconic Keck Observatory.” Space.com
    Space

  4. Help Wanted: Stonehenge General Manager

    “Wanted: General manager to oversee English countryside operations at collection of large stones erected in the Neolithic period. Familiarity with Druid rituals a plus. Pay: $99,000.” NBC
    Ancient

  5. Researchers Study ‘Dognition’

    “A company offers online cognition tests for dogs with the hopes of collecting data for research.” New York Times
    Animals

  6. 66 Ancient Skeletons Found in Indonesian Cave

    “Talk about your archaeological jackpots: Researchers in Indonesia have reportedly discovered the 3,000-year-old remains of 66 people in a cave in Sumatra.” The archaeologist said they had “never before found that many remains in a single cave.” Live Science
    Ancient

  7. Rare Photo: Leopard Kills Cub

    “Pictures of a leopard killing and eating a cub may look gruesome, but infanticide in nature is relatively common, scientists says.”

    National Geographic
    Animals

  8. Ancient Redwood Trees Cloned, Sent Abroad

    “A non-profit group is shipping 18-inch clones of the towering trees to six countries to help fight climate change.” USA Today
    Environment

  9. E. Coli Bacteria Produce Diesel

    “It sounds like science fiction but a team from the University of Exeter, with support from Shell, has developed a method to make bacteria produce diesel on demand.” Science Daily
    Science

  10. Pictures: GDT Nature Photographer of the Year 2013

    “Dozens of images made it through to the final round of the Nature Photographer of the Year 2013 competition, organised by the Society of German Nature Photographers (GDT). Here is a selection of the
    best photos.” The Guardian
    Just for Fun