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Comet's Mars Buzz - NASA Scientist's 'Need To Know' | Exclusive Video

Live Science News - October 18, 2014 - 11:42pm
NASA scientist Dr. Michelle L Thaller tells Space.com's @MiriKramer what you need to know about comet Siding Spring's fly-by, its implications for the Red Planet and how humans will be able to observe it. Full Coverage: http://goo.gl/0cnCEb
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Wow! The Most Amazing Images in Science This Week

Live Science News - October 18, 2014 - 6:32am
From microscopic creatures to comets in outer space, we have the best photos in Science. Check them out.
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FBI Targets Animal Cruelty as a Serious Crime

Live Science News - October 18, 2014 - 1:11am
Crimes against animals are serious, and now the U.S. government is recognizing them as such.
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Epidemic: Killer TB Spreads As Research Plummets (Op-Ed)

Live Science News - October 17, 2014 - 11:26pm
Everyone has heard of tuberculosis, but few realize it's an epidemic that's out of control.
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Forget the Pseudoscience — All Fish Feel Pain (Op-Ed)

Live Science News - October 17, 2014 - 10:13pm
When a shark is caught for sport, it often dies from its injuries — why are sharks not protected the way other animals are?
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Goliath Encounter: Puppy-Sized Spider Surprises Scientist in Rainforest

Live Science News - October 17, 2014 - 9:46pm
Entomologist Piotr Naskrecki was taking a nighttime walk in the rainforest in Guyana, when he came across a "Goliath birdeater," possibly the world's largest spider.
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Goliath Birdeater: Images of a Colossal Spider

Live Science News - October 17, 2014 - 9:41pm
Imagine a spider as big as a child's forearm that weighs as much as a puppy. That's how huge the South American Goliath birdeater — arguably the world's largest spider — can be.
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X-37B Space Plane Returns: 5 Theories About Its Secret Mission

Live Science News - October 17, 2014 - 7:14pm
The top-secret nature of the X-37B missions has sparked a number of conspiracy theories. Here are some ideas about the X-37B's purpose.
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Marijuana's History: How One Plant Spread Through the World

Live Science News - October 17, 2014 - 6:47pm
From the Asian steppes where Cannabis sativa plants first evolved, to prehistoric hunters and gatherers, ancient China, Viking ships and finally the Americas, a new report outlines marijuana's history.
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Why Swimming May Be the Best Exercise for Older Adults

Live Science News - October 17, 2014 - 6:02pm
Falling down and getting hurt is a big problem for older adults. Now, new research from Australia suggests that the only type of exercise that lowers older adults' risk of falling down is swimming.
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What It's Like to Spend a Month Under the Sea

Live Science News - October 17, 2014 - 5:06pm
Live Science caught up with Fabien Cousteau, who spent a month in an undersea lab this past summer.
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New Solar Battery Could Generate Cheaper Clean Energy

Live Science News - October 17, 2014 - 3:51pm
A new kind of solar cell could store electrical energy without any help from traditional batteries, according to a new study.
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Earth's Magnetic Field Could Flip in Our Lifetime

Live Science News - October 17, 2014 - 3:30pm
Earth's magnetic field could flip within the next 100 years, a new study suggests.
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25 Years After Loma Prieta, Earthquake Science Is Transformed

Live Science News - October 17, 2014 - 2:35pm
Earthquake science has kept pace with San Francisco's tremendous transformation since the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
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Tiny Creatures Come to Life in 'Small Worlds' Photo Contest

Live Science News - October 17, 2014 - 2:00pm
The entrants in the 2014 Nikon Small World photography contest offer an intimate look at tiny realms rarely seen outside of a lab
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Loma Prieta Earthquake: 25th Anniversary in Pictures

Live Science News - October 17, 2014 - 1:28pm
Incredible images from the Oct. 17, 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake in California's Santa Cruz mountains.
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Comet's Mars Flyby Sunday Has Scientists Abuzz

Live Science News - October 17, 2014 - 1:17pm
Comet Siding Spring will zoom within 87,000 miles of Mars at 2:27 p.m. EDT on Sunday (Oct. 19). Scientists will observe the flyby using the fleet of spacecraft already at Mars, studying the comet and any effects its dust has on the planet's atmosphere.
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Giant Sphinx from 'Ten Commandments' Film Unearthed 91 Years Later

Live Science News - October 17, 2014 - 11:28am
Hidden for more than 90 years beneath the rolling sand dunes of Guadalupe, California, an enormous, plaster sphinx from the 1923 blockbuster movie "The Ten Commandments" has been rediscovered and is now above ground.
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Photos: Uncovering Sphinxes from 1923 'The Ten Commandments'

Live Science News - October 17, 2014 - 11:21am
After being buried for more than 90 years beneath the sand dunes of Guadalupe, California, a towering sphinx from a blockbuster film has been uncovered and is being restored.
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1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake - Shaking Intesity Animation

Live Science News - October 17, 2014 - 10:26am
Oct. 17 marks the 25th anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. The animation shows earthquake waves speed away from the epicenter in the Santa Cruz Mountains south of San Francisco, California.
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