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My, what big teeth you have — New analysis of the Ice Age's saber-toothed cat shows it was probably an even more terrifying creature than originally thought. X-ray imagining has shown that the beast's upper canine teeth actually grew twice as fast as those seen on modern African lions -- oh, and they also grew to be about seven inches long, each.

A Greek deadline extension? — Good news, Tsipras! As luck would have it would have it, Greece will have more time to pay off its debt to the International Monetary Fund: one second. The Paris Observatory plans to add one second to the atomic clocks on Tuesday night, in order to keep earth time in line with planet rotation.

No-drama Obama? — This lame duck is feeling more like a free bird. As he enters his last year-and-a-half as president, insiders and even outside analysts say Barack Obama is feistier, looser and more confident in his office. This Reuters deep-dive looks at what we can expect from Obama's last months in the White House.

Pigs make their peace with woodwinds — And this little piggy went to the symphony. As it turns out, your future ham sandwich may have more sophisticated taste in music than you do. Polish researchers found that subjecting swine to Mozart on a daily basis made them happier than a pig in... well, you know.

Slow and steady and very, very old — Meet the grandaddy of all turtles. This newly discovered, bizarre-looking fella is the oldest-known example of the turtle, scientists say. The creature's 240 million-year-old fossils show he did not, in fact, have a shell but rather a skeletal precursor to what we now think of a modern turtle shell.

My kingdom for a repairman — Sometimes, palaces aren't all they're cracked up to be. And speaking of cracks, the Buckingham Palace is apparently crumbling apart and requires such extensive repairs that the Queen of England may have to move out for a while. "A royal source" told Reuters that the 775-room building needs around a quarter of a billion dollars worth of repairs.

The solution for smelly criminals — Big Brother is smelling you. Kind of literally, actually, in Sydney, Australia. The city's rail system is employing a new electronic nose to sniff out vandals. The system, known as Mousetrap, detects paint fumes, catching would-be graffiti artists in the act.

Hover over here — Here's that flying car we were all promised: Long a staple of science fiction, the hoverbike could soon become reality. The U.S. Department of Defense has signed an agreement to develop the manned hoverbike for human use, in some cases replacing the helicopter. The quadcopter vehicle can also travel in a predetermined path, for solo missions.

Why is no one helping Myanmar’s Rohingya? — Myanmar is currently in the throes of a massive humanitarian crisis. Thousands of ethnic Rohingya are fleeing persecution. Boarding overcrowded boats (and often enduring horrific conditions), they're going to countries scarcely able to help them -- or in some cases, frankly, not interested in helping them. How did this happen?

Pope vs. climate change — The Pope is taking on a new challenge: climate change. Pope Francis is calling for action to save "our ruined" earth, even going so far as to support scientists who have said that climate change is both real and (yes) man made.
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Jul 05, 2015

RT @TravisFain: That's 3 women's World Cup championships for the USA, but if you add in the men's victories, it's 3 cups overall.

Jul 05, 2015

RT @MeredithGould: Title IX, folks. Some of us remember when it was illegal for women to play competitive sports b/c of our delicate girl parts. #USAvJPN

Jul 05, 2015

RT @jasongay: One more USWNT goal and everyone goes to Dairy Queen.

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