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Beyond the 'Poo Bus': The Many Uses of Human Waste

Live Science News - 2 hours 43 min ago
A British “poo bus” went into service last week, powered by biomethane energy derived from human waste at a sewage plant.
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Passengers Boarding Airplanes: We're Doing It Wrong

Live Science News - 3 hours 1 min ago
‘Tis the season for airplane travel. We may be looking forward to getting where we’re going, but most aspects of the travel itself are merely endured.
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Shared Manicure Tools Linked to Rare HIV Infection

Live Science News - November 25, 2014 - 10:04pm
In a rare case, researchers report that a 22-year-old woman in Brazil who tested positive for HIV likely contracted the virus by sharing manicure instruments with an HIV-infected cousin.
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Why Dried Whiskey Under Microscope Looks Like Art

Live Science News - November 25, 2014 - 9:59pm
Dried whiskey looks like fine art when magnified thanks to its chemical composition and a cool aspect of fluid dynamics known as the Marangoni Effect.
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Workers at Biblical Copper Mines Ate Quite Well

Live Science News - November 25, 2014 - 6:56pm
Metalworkers ate pistachios, grapes and imported fish at an Iron Age mining camp in the middle of a desert in modern-day Israel, archaeologists say.
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James Watson's Nobel Prize for DNA Discovery Up for Auction

Live Science News - November 25, 2014 - 6:07pm
You may never actually win a Nobel Prize, but that doesn't mean you can't take one these prestigious awards home with you.
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How Blu-ray Discs Can Improve Solar Panels

Live Science News - November 25, 2014 - 4:47pm
Blu-ray discs could help make the solar cells used in solar panels more efficient, researchers say.
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Plant-Based Compound May Protect Against Weight Gain

Live Science News - November 25, 2014 - 3:33pm
A compound called berberine that is found in plants and some Chinese herbal medicines may trigger the body to burn calories, a new study in mice finds.
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What Is the Future of High Resolution? (Op-Ed)

Live Science News - November 25, 2014 - 3:19pm
If 8K is on the horizon, do holodecks come next?
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Thanksgiving Science: Why Gratitude Is Good for You

Live Science News - November 25, 2014 - 3:05pm
From lowering blood pressure to relieving depression, expressing gratitude can be a powerful boost to health, experts say.
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No Turkey, Thanks! Stay Vegan for Healthier Holiday

Live Science News - November 25, 2014 - 2:59pm
People who stick to a vegan diet can face their turkey-eating family with a bit more confidence this Thanksgiving. Two new studies show why a plant-based diet is best for losing weight and lowering the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
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How Vultures Can Eat Rotting Flesh Without Getting Sick

Live Science News - November 25, 2014 - 2:01pm
Vultures' faces and large intestines are covered with bacteria that is toxic to most other creatures, but these birds of prey have evolved a strong gut that helps them not get sick from feasting on rotting flesh, according to a new study.
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Photos: A Mysterious Roman God

Live Science News - November 25, 2014 - 1:08pm
A relief of a mysterious, unknown god has been unearthed at an ancient Roman temple in southeastern Turkey.
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Mysterious Roman God Baffles Experts

Live Science News - November 25, 2014 - 1:05pm
A relief of a mysterious, unknown god has been unearthed at an ancient Roman temple in southeastern Turkey.
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Mass Extinctions: What Humans Can Learn from the Past

Live Science News - November 25, 2014 - 10:19am
From the space rock that killed the dinosaurs to the supervolcanoes that wiped out nearly 90 percent of the world's species, mass extinctions have occurred a handful of times throughout Earth's history. And if humans aren't careful, the planet may be due
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Beer-Bottle Physics Could Help Explain Deadly Eruptions

Live Science News - November 25, 2014 - 10:17am
The science of a bar prank that causes beer bottles to overflow with foam could help explain lethal eruptions of gases, researchers say.
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Does Intermittent Fasting Have Benefits? Science Suggests Yes

Live Science News - November 25, 2014 - 10:16am
Growing evidence is showing that the diet trend of "intermittent fasting" -- which involves eating very few calories on some days, but not others -- may hold benefits for people who want to lose weight or prevent certain diseases, researchers say.
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Traffickers of Mantas and Devil Rays Get Bitten in Busts

Live Science News - November 25, 2014 - 4:23am
Body parts from enormous manta rays are getting hard to sell on the black market, thanks to raids against poachers.
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Surgery App Keeps Families Updated in Real Time (Op-Ed)

Live Science News - November 25, 2014 - 3:27am
A new app used by nurses in the operating room is bringing real-time status updates to anxious parents.
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