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  1. Some Volcanoes ‘Scream’ Until They Blow Their Tops

    “A new analysis of an eruption sequence at Alaska’s Redoubt Volcano in March 2009 shows that the harmonic tremor glided to substantially higher frequencies and then stopped abruptly just before six of the eruptions.” University of Washington

    Earth

  2. Pictures: Blackbeard’s Pirate Booty Found

    “A slave shackle, dinnerware, and lead shot are among new artifacts found in the sunken ship Queen Anne’s Revenge off North Carolina.”
    National Geographic

    Ancient

  3. Genetic Secrets Of Microbes Revealed

    “The genomes of 200 microbes, which represent the most abundant and diverse forms of life on Earth, are sequenced.” BBC

    Science

  4. Spain’s Iberian Lynx Population Thwarts Extinction

    “‘Now there is hope’, says director of conservation programme that has tripled wildcat’s numbers in Andalusia.” The Guardian

    Animals

  5. Sun’s Solar Activity Peak Is Weakest in 100 Years

    “Though the sun is currently in the peak year of its 11-year solar weather cycle, our closest star has been rather quiet over all, scientists say.” Space.com

    Space

  6. Ancient Parchment Refuses to Give Up its Secrets

    “The late-medieval Voynich manuscript—named after the rare book dealer who unearthed it—is written in a seemingly uncrackable code. Scholars remain deeply divided on whether it contains useful knowledge, or is instead an elaborate joke.” NPR

    Ancient

  7. Video: Human-Powered Helicopter Takes Flight

    “The contraption—called Atlas—reached an altitude of 3.3 metres for 64 seconds under pedal-power, meeting a challenge set by the American Helicopter Society 33 years ago.” BBC

    Tech

  8. New Atom-Smashing Magnet Passes First Test

    “The new magnet and its housing can produce magnetic fields 50 per cent stronger than the [Large Hadron Collider]‘s current magnet. That extra strength translates to two or three times the number of collisions.”
    Business Standard

    Science

  9. Daydreaming Simulated by Computer Model

    “Scientists have created a virtual model of the brain that daydreams like humans do. They hope the model will help them understand why certain portions of the brain work together when a person is mentally idle.”
    Science Daily

    Tech

  10. Japan Clinic Launches ‘Snail Facial’

    “They have long been regarded as garden pests. But snails, it seems, have a use after all – crawling across faces as part of a new beauty treatment
    in Japan.” The Telegraph

    Just for Fun