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  1. Urine-Powered Phone Invented, Scientists Claim

    “The Bristol-based boffins have been able to charge a Samsung phone by putting urine through a cascade of microbial fuel cells.” Huffington Post

    Tech

  2. Roadworkers Uncover Fossil Treasure Trove

    “A team of roadworkers have unearthed fossils of ancient crocodiles, fish, shells and plants in the city of Brisbane, which researchers say could reveal what happened after the dinosaurs died out.” ABC

    Ancient

  3. Leak Springs in Astronaut’s Helmet

    “NASA has aborted a spacewalk at the International Space Station (ISS) because of a dangerous water leak in an astronaut’s helmet.” BBC

    Space

  4. Rare Seahorse Habitat Wiped Out by Boat Anchors

    “Britain’s largest colony of precious seahorses has been wiped out after their habitat was destroyed by boat anchors.” The Telegraph

    Animals

  5. Woman Sues Japan Crime Gang Boss

    “A Japanese restaurateur is suing the head of the largest organised crime “yakuza” group, in what may be the first lawsuit of its kind, local media say.” BBC

    People

  6. New Retrovirus Found in Dead Polar Bear

    “A polar bear that died at the Berlin Zoo was suffering from a virus that caused acute inflammation of the brain, according to research published in the journal Virology.” Red Orbit

    Animals

  7. Giant Black Hole Stretches Gas Cloud to the Limit

    “The G2 gas cloud is rounding the Milky Way’s supermassive black hole like a comet.” Nature

    Space

  8. Why Heat Is Hard on Humans

    “Extreme heat, like we’re seeing this summer, is bad news for the human body. Here’s why we suffer—and what we can do to avoid dehydration and worse.” National Geographic

    Science

  9. New Thermocell Could Harvest ‘Waste Heat’

    “A new, carbon-netural thermocell could harvest waste heat from power stations and convert it into electricity.” Phys.Org

    Environment

  10. Pictures: Hot Summer Days

    “The sunshine brings people outdoors, to cool off at the beach, on a high mountain peak, or in a park fountain. Gathered here are a handful of images of Summer 2013, from Alaska to Ukraine, Egypt, Death Valley, and more.” The Atlantic

    Just for Fun