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Majestic Vultures, Kings of the Sky (Photos)

Live Science News - 8 hours 13 min ago
The majestic vulture is on the decline across the globe, and if they fade, what will happen to the carrion they clear from the Earth?
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Climate Change Sparks Turbulence in Aviation Industry (Op-Ed)

Live Science News - 8 hours 55 min ago
As temperatures warm, so do runways, with troubling results.
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First US Measles Death in 12 Years: How Was It Missed?

Live Science News - July 2, 2015 - 9:24pm
A woman in Washington state is the first person to die of measles in the United States in a dozen years, but how did doctors miss her diagnosis.
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How Lewis Carroll's 'Syzygy' Puzzles Worked (Infographic)

Live Science News - July 2, 2015 - 7:30pm
The author of the Alice books was also a fan of clever word puzzles and logic games.
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Solar-Powered Plane Soars to New World Records

Live Science News - July 2, 2015 - 6:10pm
A solar plane currently soaring over the Pacific Ocean, from Japan to Hawaii, has set a slew of new world records, logging the farthest and longest flights made so far in a solar-powered aircraft.
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Overweight Colorectal Cancer Patients Survive Longer

Live Science News - July 2, 2015 - 5:44pm
People with colorectal cancer may live longer if they are overweight or obese, rather than thin, a new study finds.
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7 Shark Attacks in 3 Weeks: Are North Carolina Beaches Safe?

Live Science News - July 2, 2015 - 5:40pm
Fourth of July weekend is a popular time to hit the beach, but this year, vacationers may not be the only ones swarming the waters off North Carolina.
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Ebola Returns to Liberia: Where Did It Come From, and Could It Spread?

Live Science News - July 2, 2015 - 4:49pm
The return of Ebola cases to Liberia is worrisome, and raises questions about whether the country was really free of the disease to begin with, experts say.
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Mass Shootings Are Contagious

Live Science News - July 2, 2015 - 4:05pm
Virginia Tech. Sandy Hook. Charleston. Not only are mass shootings tragedies in their own rights, they appear to be contagious, according to a new study that also found such criminal acts may spread due to sensational media coverage.
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Seahorse's Amazing Tail Could Inspire Better Robots

Live Science News - July 2, 2015 - 4:00pm
Slinky snake robots could get a better grip when climbing, thanks to new research on how a seahorse's tail works, according to a new study.
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10,000 Monitored for Ebola in US Over Fall & Winter

Live Science News - July 2, 2015 - 3:06pm
More than 10,000 people in the United States were monitored for symptoms of Ebola this past fall and winter, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Firework Colors Enhanced by Elements of Life

Live Science News - July 2, 2015 - 2:24pm
Fireworks in purple, blue and red owe their vibrant displays to elements now coursing through your blood stream.
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Cancer Forecast: Why More People Will Die, Even As Death Rates Fall

Live Science News - July 2, 2015 - 2:22pm
Cancer death rates will continue to decline in the United States through 2020, including death rates from some of the leading cancers in both men and women, a new study says.
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Woolly Mammoth Clones Closer Than Ever, Thanks to Genome Sequencing

Live Science News - July 2, 2015 - 2:03pm
The woolly mammoth's genome has been sequenced, revealing several key adaptations to the cold that could help scientists design elephant-mammoth hybrids.
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Colorful Arctic Animals Revealed in Thousands of Undersea Images

Live Science News - July 2, 2015 - 12:28pm
New photographs of deep-sea creatures could hold the key to helping predict climate change.
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Gallery: Never-Before-Seen Photos of Colorful Life on Arctic Seafloor

Live Science News - July 2, 2015 - 12:22pm
See the vibrant creatures who dwell on the Arctic Ocean seafloor.
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Cats Are City Slickers

Live Science News - July 2, 2015 - 12:15pm
Despite their reputation as wildlife killers, cats seem to stick to urban and residential areas, while coyotes prowl wilder spaces, research finds.
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Seabirds Smell Their Way Home

Live Science News - July 2, 2015 - 8:51am
Coastal seabirds can fly over large swaths of ocean for days on end, not stopping until they reach their favorite feeding spot. Scientists have long wondered how these birds manage to find their way home.
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Should Placebos Be Used to 'Treat' Patients?

Live Science News - July 1, 2015 - 9:12pm
Placebos can make people feel better, so why not use them?
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Nyah! Nyah! How Goldfish Eluded Huge Predator for Years

Live Science News - July 1, 2015 - 8:29pm
A goldfish meant to be a light snack for one the world's largest freshwater fish has lived undetected in the same tank with its predator for seven years.
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