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  1. Plants Are Good At Math, Scientists Say

    “Plants do complex arithmetic calculations to make sure they have enough food to get them through the night, new research published in journal
    eLife shows.” Reuters

    Environment

  2. Most Recent H7N9 Flu Deadlier than H1N1

    “According to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) H7N9 report in early June, there have been 132 lab-confirmed cases of human H7N9 infection
    in China.” Time

    Science

  3. Odd Couple Share 250 Million Year Old Burrow

    “The burrow revealed two unrelated vertebrate animals nestled together and fossilised after being trapped by a flash flood event.” Science Daily

    Ancient

  4. Pakistanis Lament ‘Tragic’ Attack on Foreign Climbers

    “One American, five Ukrainians, three Chinese and a Russian are slain in the Fairy Meadows region used by mountaineers. Two militant groups
    take responsibility.” Los Angeles Times
    People

  5. NASA Signs onto Europe’s Mission to Mercury

    “NASA is teaming up with the European Space Agency (ESA) in a mission to explore the solar system’s innermost planet.” Nature World News

    Space

  6. New to Nature No 107: Typhochlaena costae

    “Little is known about a new species of tarantula found in Brazil—but it is jaw-droppingly gorgeous.” The Guardian

    Animals

  7. The First Tribal National Park

    “The Oglala Sioux and National Park Service are drafting legislation to create the first tribal national park—giving the tribe the right to manage and operate the lands.” Washington Post

    Environment

  8. Pictures: New World Heritage Sites

    “Active volcanoes, shifting sand dunes, and fields of glaciers are included in the five newest World Heritage sites.” National Geographic

    Earth

  9. Dogs Really Are Man’s Best Friend

    New research has found that “the bond between dogs and their owners and have found striking similarities to the parent-child relationship in humans.” University of Vienna

    Animals

  10. 10 Questions Still Baffling Scientists

    “Science has done a terrific job of answering some of the world’s most difficult questions, but certain mysteries still elude researchers.”
    Mental Floss
    Just for Fun