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A Cheetah Can Get You Without Hitting Top Speed – National Geographic

Speed, it seems, isn’t everything. Cheetahs may be the world’s fastest sprinters, but it is their blinding acceleration—faster than a Lamborghini’s—and their phenomenal athleticism, rather than their famous top speed of over 60 miles per hour (96.5 kilometers per hour),…

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The Wire: Snowden lying low; chaos in Turkey; China space launch; trial news … – San Jose Mercury News

Edward Snowden, shown being interviewed on video Sunday by The Guardian, was last seen checking out of a Hong Kong hotel Monday. (The Guardian/AP) National editor’s pick of the top news stories in the nation and world at this hour:…

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Least massive galaxy yet found sheds light on dark matter mystery – Los Angeles Times

Astronomers have discovered a strangely tiny galaxy in the Milky Way’s neighborhood — one with less than 1,000 stars held together by the smallest dark matter halo ever observed. The galaxy known as Segue 2, described in the Astrophysical Journal,…

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Invisibility ‘time cloak’ developed – BBC News

5 June 2013 Last updated at 13:12 ET By Melissa Hogenboom Science reporter, BBC News Scientists were able to hide data sent by optical transmission An “invisibility” time cloak which is able to hide events in a continuous stream of…

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Hidden Wildfires Taking Big Toll on Amazon Rainforest – Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Researchers for the first time mapped the extent and frequency of understory fires across a study area (green) spanning 1.2 million square miles (3 million square kilometers) in the southern Amazon forest. Fires were widespread across the forest frontier during…

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NASA Opportunity rover neck-and-neck with Soviet probe for off-planet-driving … – Science Recorder

Russia and the United States haven’t been in an official space race for more than 25 years. But a new contest has suddenly come up, and the experts are so far completely uncertain as to who is the winner: Which…

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Wanna get away? Researchers invent invisibility cloak – First Coast News

Image credit: Purdue University Facebook Google buzz Del.icio.us Digg Reddit Newsvine Buzz up! Fark it – A A A + ABC News FRIDAY HEADLINES ‘Cool mom’ busted: Alcohol and sex charges Man claims he picked up, ate road-kill JSO seeks…

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Tiny Chinese Archicebus fossil is oldest primate yet found – BBC News

5 June 2013 Last updated at 13:06 ET By Jonathan Amos Science correspondent, BBC News Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Xijun Ni points out the key features in the fossil A mouse-sized fossil from China has…

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Virtual fossil shows our oldest primate cousin, scientists say – Los Angeles Times

It’s not the missing link between man and apes. But a mouse-sized tarsier that devoured insects in the forsests around ancient China 55 million years ago could be a long-lost cousin who scampered in the treetops of tropical forests around…

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Rediscovered Hula painted frog ‘is a living fossil’ – BBC News

4 June 2013 Last updated at 11:12 ET By Rebecca Morelle Science reporter, BBC World Service The Hula painted frog was last seen in Israel the 1950s – until it was found again in 2011 by a park ranger A…

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