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Top 10 Headlines Today: Habitable Planets, New Killer Whale Species…

The top stories on National Geographic’s radar today: Astronomers have found three potentially habitable worlds, DNA tests of a killer whale specimen may reveal a new species or subspecies, and …

Drudgery and Dragons – Is “Housework” Fatal to Female Komodos?

An international team of researchers has found that female Komodo dragons are living half as long as males do. The reason? “Housework.” That’s right. Housework: The physically demanding tasks of building large nests, maintaining them, and guarding their eggs are shortening the lives of female Komodo dragons. Members of the research team come from Australia,…