What we're reading: NASA space network

High-speed space data; lab animal testing, R.I.P.; 40 mph runners; Asian carp vs. Great Lakes; quake-proof buildings.

1.) NASA wants to build a high-speed data communications network...in space.

2.) Cosmetics manufacturers may no longer have to use lab animals for product testing.

3.) Humans may be able to run up to 40 miles per hour, according to a new study.

4.) Massive Asian carp are threatening to wipe out the $7 billion Great Lakes fishing industry.

5.) Can we build safer, sturdier buildings in developing nations at risk of earthquakes?

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