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  1. Albino Gorilla Mystery Solved

    “A famous albino gorilla that lived for 40 years at the Barcelona Zoo got its white coloring by way of inbreeding, new research shows.” Live Science

    Animals

  2. Building Block for Life Found in Mars Meteorite

    “Scientists have found a potential building block for life in a Martian meteorite recovered from Antarctica.” Discovery News

    Space

  3. Divers Search for Historic Michigan Ship

    “In a remote part of northern Lake Michigan, divers have started looking at an underwater pit, hoping to find the resting place of the Griffin, a ship commanded by the 17th century French explorer La Salle.”
    Washington Post

    Ancient

  4. China Supercomputer World’s Fastest

    “A Chinese supercomputer is the fastest in the world, according to survey results announced Monday, comfortably overtaking a US machine which now ranks second.” Phys.Org

    Tech

  5. Scientists to Move 15-ton Magnet From NY to Chicago

    “Scientists on Long Island are preparing to move a 50-foot-wide electromagnet 3,200 miles over land and sea to its new home at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Illinois. The trip is expected to take more than a month.” Associated Press

    Science

  6. Best and Worst Animal Dads

    In honor of Father’s Day, “see our roundup of most and least doting animal dads.” National Geographic

    Animals

  7. A Bid to Revive Lonesome George Tortoise Species

    “Scientists will try to revive two species of giant Galapagos tortoises thought to have been extinct by breeding genetic relatives in captivity, experts leading the effort said.” The Telegraph

    Animals

  8. Black Hole’s Guts Modeled in Supercomputer

    “The inner workings of black holes are a bit clearer thanks to a supercomputer simulation that showed how matter falling into black holes emits light.” Space.com

    Space

  9. World’s Last Telegram to be Sent Next Month

    “We’re not sure if it’s more surprising to learn that the last telegram in the world will be sent next month … or that people are still sending telegrams somewhere…but that’s all coming to an end on July 13.” USA Today

    Tech

  10. Scientific Cause of Bad Hair Days?

    “Copper piping may be the cause of bad hair days, according to scientists who have found that washing with water containing the metal can lead to split ends and unmanageable hair.” The Telegraph

    Just for Fun