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  1. “Einstein’s Planet” Discovered

    “Einstein’s special relativity has proven more useful than ever, as scientists have now used it to discover an alien planet around another star.” Space.com

    Space

  2. Human Hearing Changes Could Be Ancient

    “A study of two ancient hominins from South Africa suggests that changes in the shape and size of the middle ear occurred early in our evolution.” Nature

    Ancient

  3. Wind Farms Causing Eagle Deaths

    “It’s the not-so-green secret of the nation’s wind-energy boom: Spinning turbines are killing thousands of federally protected birds, including eagles, each year.” AP

    Animals

  4. Earth’s Center Is Out Of Sync

    “We all know that the Earth rotates beneath our feet, but new research from ANU has revealed that the center of the Earth is out of sync with the rest of the planet, frequently speeding up and slowing down.” Phys.Org

    Earth

  5. Skylab Launched 40 Years Ago Today

    “Four decades after the United States’ first space station roared into orbit, a second version of the groundbreaking craft may be on the horizon.” Space.com
    Space

  6. Scientists Track Whales With Earthquake Sensors

    “Seismic seafloor sensors are being used to learn more about the fin whale, the second largest living creature on the planet.” Science Recorder

    Animals

  7. 5 Sky Events to Watch This Week

    “The lunar wall comes into view, three planets huddle, and the moon joins the Leo constellation in this week’s best sky events.” National Geographic

    Space

  8. Possible Eruption at 2nd Alaska Volcano

    “Another volcano in Alaska is heating up, with seismic instruments signaling a possible eruption, scientists said Monday.” Washington Post

    Earth

  9. When Divination is Less Than Divine

    “Archaeologists revealed Monday that the divination rituals used by ancient Chinese thousands of years ago may have featured some behind-the-scenes trickery.” China Daily

    Ancient

  10. Video: London in 1927

    “Incredible colour footage of 1920s London shot by an early British pioneer of film named Claude Frisse-Greene…It’s like a beautifully dusty old postcard you’d find in a junk store, but moving.” Vimeo

    Just for Fun