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Apple to Wal-Mart, Big Biz is Betting on Green Energy (Op-Ed)

Live Science News - February 26, 2015 - 12:42am
Huge companies including Apple, Wal-Mart and Ikea have spent big bucks on green energy — why are so many governments lagging behind?
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U.S. 'Pet' Tiger Trade Puts Big Cats at Great Risk (Op-Ed)

Live Science News - February 26, 2015 - 12:25am
Tigers make lousy house pets, and outside of accredited zoos, they are at high risk of abuse — or worse.
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Drop Sugar for Lent? Here's How Your Brain's (Not) Coping

Live Science News - February 25, 2015 - 9:42pm
If you are abstaining from sweets for Lent this year, here’s what you can expect over the next 40 days.
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Deadly Gut Bacteria Cause Half a Million Infections Yearly

Live Science News - February 25, 2015 - 8:01pm
Nearly half a million cases of the difficult-to-treat and sometimes deadly infection called "C. diff" now occur yearly in the United States.
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'Love' Hormone Sobers Up Drunken Rats

Live Science News - February 25, 2015 - 7:20pm
A little injection of the so-called 'love' hormone, oxytocin, can sober up drunken rats, reversing their clumsy alcohol-induced behaviors, scientists report.
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Greenhouse Effect Is Witnessed…and Getting Worse

Live Science News - February 25, 2015 - 5:46pm
The climate-changing greenhouse effect exists and has been directly measured in the United States.
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Google's Artificial Intelligence Can Probably Beat You at Video Games

Live Science News - February 25, 2015 - 4:38pm
Computers have already beaten humans at chess and "Jeopardy!," and now they can add one more feather to their caps: the ability to best humans in several classic arcade games.
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Google AI Teaches Itself to Play Classic Arcade Games | Video

Live Science News - February 25, 2015 - 4:37pm
Google has developed an artificially intelligent program that can teach itself to play classic arcade games such as “Pong" and "Space Invaders,” improving its performance over time.
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Food Additives Linked to Weight Gain, Inflammation

Live Science News - February 25, 2015 - 4:33pm
Food Additives Linked to Weight Gain, Inflammation
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Drunken Rat Sobers Up To Love - It's Just Hormones! | Video

Live Science News - February 25, 2015 - 2:00pm
An inebriated rat regains control of its coordination when the 'love hormone' oxytocin is infused through its brain.
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Large Hadron Collider's True Immensity Revealed | Video

Live Science News - February 25, 2015 - 1:20pm
From an extraterrestrial eye-view, on down to the subatomic particle-spawning collision detector, see the ALICE control center from which basic physics discoveries are springing.
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Confirmed: Space Rock Created Swedish Lake

Live Science News - February 25, 2015 - 12:51pm
After two centuries of arguing about its origin, geologists have finally confirmed that Hummeln Lake in southern Sweden is an impact crater.
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Best Smart Scale: Fitbit Aria vs. Withings Body Analyzer

Live Science News - February 25, 2015 - 12:33pm
After testing nine smart scales, we recommend the Withings Smart Body Analyzer over the popular Fitbit Aria. Read our full review here.
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Woman's Rare Case of 'Seasonal OCD' Cured

Live Science News - February 25, 2015 - 10:14am
The woman's obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms appeared every year when winter began, and then ended as the seasons shifted toward summer. After living with the condition for a decade, the woman was treated at a clinic and recovered.
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Earth's Worst Mass Extinction Preserved Ancient Footprints

Live Science News - February 25, 2015 - 9:56am
Giant reptiles wading into Triassic ocean waves left their tracks on the muddy floor. Scientists have now found a spike in these swim track fossils in the early Triassic — a surprising result they attribute to the previous mass extinction.
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Triassic Tracks: Gallery of Ancient Reptiles' Footprints

Live Science News - February 25, 2015 - 9:54am
Giant reptiles wading into Triassic ocean waves left their tracks on the muddy floor. Scientists have now found a spike in these swim track fossils in the early Triassic — a surprising result they attribute to the previous mass extinction.
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Saving Data From the Digital Dark Age (Op-Ed)

Live Science News - February 25, 2015 - 1:13am
"The Internet is Forever," or is it?
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Arms, Cells … Faces? How 3D Printing is Reconstructing Medicine (Gallery)

Live Science News - February 25, 2015 - 12:59am
If 3D printed organs and prosthetics weren't already cool, now Marvel is on board.
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Ancient Croc with 'Shovel Mouth' Likely Enjoyed Clam Dinners

Live Science News - February 24, 2015 - 10:16pm
A peg-toothed crocodile relative with a mouth like a shovel lived in the prehistoric swamps of Peru about 13 million years ago, a new study finds.
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Photos: Ancient Crocodile Relatives Roamed the Amazon

Live Science News - February 24, 2015 - 10:14pm
The fossilized remains of seven species of crocodile relatives were found along the banks of the Amazon River in Peru.
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