- A mystery is unfolding in Japan, where scores of tadpoles have been turning up far from any place they could conceivably live. Biologists are trying to find out whether they're being carried through the air by weather patterns or if there's another explanation. Click here for the story.
- Next time you're flying keep an eye out for an extra-special cloud. Meteorologists are debating whether a new cloud variety has been identified. It would be the first since 1951. The new cloud might be called undulus asperatus,
Latin for "turbulent undulation." The Fast Draw has explored the secret life of clouds before.
High And Mighty
- Engineers are looking to the sky for future power - but not at the sun. They've discovered that the winds are super-strong a few miles up and estimate that there's enough energy up there to meet world demand 100 times over. Click here for the story.
- Biologists say they're in a race against time to save the world's wheat crop from a pervasive fungus. They say the Ug99 fungus could wipe out more than 80% of worldwide wheat crops as it spreads from eastern Africa. It's already jumped the Red Sea and traveled as far as Iran. It's expected next to hit the breadbasket of northern India and Pakistan, and the wind will inevitably carry it beyond. Click here for the story.
Let's Make A Deal - Teenagers in North Carolina are reportedly being paid a dollar a day not to get pregnant. It's an example of 'behavioral economics' - a strategy that nudges people to make certain decisions - which has a following in the Obama administration.
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