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One to Five Snakes Per Square Meter?
July 18, 2013 |

An island off the coast of Sao Paulo, Brazil is said to have at least one venomous snake per square meter. The Brazilian Navy forbids visitors to the uninhabited (by humans) island.

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A 30 Meter Optical Telescope on Mauna Kea?
April 16, 2013 |
The University of Hawaii at Hilo has received a permit to construct a $1.3 billion telescope with a 30-meter aperture on the summit of Mauna Kea.

Deepwater Oil from Brazil
November 17, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
"In August, Brazil's oil production from the deepwater presalt fields was just over 300,000 barrels per day (bbl/d), according to Brazil's federal oil, natural gas, and biofuels agency, and accounted for 15% of Brazil's total crude oil production (2 million bbl/d)." Quoted from the Energy Information Administration.

How Trees Defy Gravity
November 12, 2013 | Veritasium on YouTube
How can water be transported from the ground to the leaves at the top of a 100-meter-tall-tree?

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