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Sparse Snow on Cascade's Mount Baker Viewed from Space

Live Science News - July 31, 2015 - 8:55pm
New photos taken from space show the significant snow loss this year atop Mount Baker, in Washington state.
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What Is Photosynthesis?

Live Science News - July 31, 2015 - 8:49pm
Photosynthesis is the process used by plants, algae and certain bacteria to harness energy from sunlight into chemical energy.
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New Ebola Vaccine: Will It Help to End Outbreaks?

Live Science News - July 31, 2015 - 8:21pm
Experts welcomed the news today that a recent trial of an Ebola vaccine suggests the shot is highly effective at preventing the disease, and said that the the vaccine may stem outbreaks in the future even if not everyone is vaccinated.
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Tree of 40 Fruit: Dazzling Franken-Tree Has Roots in Science

Live Science News - July 31, 2015 - 8:10pm
An art project featuring a live tree that bears 40 different kinds of fruit is more than just a conversation piece. The so-called "Tree of 40 Fruit" — blossoming in a variety of pretty pink hues when completed — is rooted in science.
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How Reliable Is Eyewitness Testimony? | Video

Live Science News - July 31, 2015 - 5:13pm
Eyewitness testimony -- it's often thought of as solid evidence in criminal cases, but researchers including Iowa State University's Gary Wells have found that our memories aren't as reliable as we think.
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Grams of Added Sugar in Some Popular Foods and Drinks (Infographic)

Live Science News - July 31, 2015 - 2:50pm
You may be consuming more sugar than you think.
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New Dinosaur's Powerful Sniffer Helped It Track Prey

Live Science News - July 31, 2015 - 10:16am
While pursing his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, Steven Jasinski fulfilled a childhood dream: he discovered a brand new dinosaur.
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Lexus' New Hoverboard Is Cool, But Will It Fly?

Live Science News - July 31, 2015 - 10:14am
Last month, Japanese auto manufacturer Lexus unveiled its newest product, and it's not another luxury SUV. It's a hoverboard.
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Exercise in Teen Years Tied to Lower Mortality Later

Live Science News - July 31, 2015 - 4:24am
Women who exercise during their teen years may live longer, a new study finds.
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Ectopic Pregnancy: Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

Live Science News - July 31, 2015 - 2:41am
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when a fertilized egg implants outside of the uterus or not within the uterine cavity.
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Is Collapse of U.S. Social Ties Driving Anti-Vaccine Movement?

Live Science News - July 31, 2015 - 2:16am
Vaccines have been used safely and effectively for decades. So why is the American public – or at least a significant segment of it – now increasingly skeptical of mandatory school vaccinations?
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Do Not Pit Animal Welfare Against Starving Children (Op-Ed)

Live Science News - July 31, 2015 - 1:42am
Obesity is on the rise in nations where children are starving, so the fight for animal rights in the developing world is not the reason hunger prevails.
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Viral Soda Infographic: How Does Cola Really Affect the Body?

Live Science News - July 30, 2015 - 9:15pm
An infographic that breaks down what happens to in your body after you drinking just one soda has gone viral, but health experts say some information in the graphic is exaggerated.
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NYC Light Show Aims to Raise Awareness About Endangered Species

Live Science News - July 30, 2015 - 6:52pm
Getting people to pay attention to a huge, global problem is easier when you have an enormous billboard at your disposal.
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'Magnetic' Discovery May Reveal Why Earth Supports Life and Mars Doesn't

Live Science News - July 30, 2015 - 6:33pm
Earth's magnetic field, which protects the planet from harmful blasts of solar radiation, is much older than scientists had previously thought, researchers say.
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America Offline? 15 Percent of US Adults Don't Use the Internet

Live Science News - July 30, 2015 - 6:14pm
That's right: There are Americans who have never seen an Internet cat video.
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Weed: Good for the Bones?

Live Science News - July 30, 2015 - 6:05pm
Marijuana may help bone fractures heal, a new study in animal suggests.
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Best Period-Tracking Apps

Live Science News - July 30, 2015 - 5:21pm
The days of using pen and paper to keep track of menstrual cycles are past -- apps for period tracking have proliferated. Here are our picks for the best period-tracking apps.
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Deadly Fungus Could Threaten US Salamanders

Live Science News - July 30, 2015 - 4:00pm
An emerging infectious fungus that causes salamanders to die in droves could soon land on North American shores, scientists warn.
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1 in 5 Adult Americans Report Having a Disability

Live Science News - July 30, 2015 - 3:43pm
About one in every five Americans reports having a disability, according to results from a new nationwide survey.
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