Tiny Lizard Unlocks Evolution Clues

Scientists have recently discovered a 240 million year-old lizard! The Megachirella wachtleri is only 3 inches long, but it is the ancestor of all living lizards and snakes! The Triassic period fossil was found in the Dolomite mountains in Italy 15 years ago, but new technology has revealed the lizard’s monumental importance in understanding their evolution.

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No Luck at All!

When Mount Vesuvius erupted in Pompeii in the year 79, it preserved the city in ash. Archaeologists continue to study the city’s ruins and its inhabitants nearly 2000 years later. They recently uncovered an unusual skeleton. He escaped the early eruptions, but was killed by a 661 pound rock landing on him. Talk about bad luck!

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What’s a Loomis?

Quick! Send a telegraph; it’s Loomis Day! Mahlon Loomis was a dentist who introduced¬† wireless telegraphy in 1868. He experimented with kites, sending signals through the atmosphere. He also invented artificial teeth! It’s also Water A Flower Day. Don’t let all your beautiful new flowers dehydrate now that the weather is heating up!

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How to Deal With Floating Poo

Astronaut Peggy Whitson, who’s spent 665 days on the International Space Station, says using the toilet in space can get a little gross. Everything gets sucked away by a fan since there is no gravity. But when the toilet starts filling up, you have to push the poop down with your hand! That’s pretty disgusting.

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Spidey to the Rescue!

A 4 year-old in France was in danger, hanging off a balcony 4 stories up. When Mamoudou Gassama saw the dangling boy, he dashed across the street and climbed the building, hoisting himself from balcony to balcony just like Spider-man! It took him only 30 seconds to rescue the boy, but Mamadou Gassama from Mali is a hero forever!

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