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New Evidence May Identify Mystery Object at Milky Way Galaxy's Core

Live Science News - March 27, 2015 - 9:12pm
Known to many as "G2," the unidentified object making a loop around the monster black hole at the center of our galaxy could be a cloud of gas, or it could be a star, depending on who you ask.
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Liftoff! US, Russia Launch Historic One-Year Space Mission

Live Science News - March 27, 2015 - 8:27pm
An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut launched into space Friday to attempt something their two countries have never done together before: a one-year mission on the International Space Station that could help one day send humans to Mars.
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Germanwings Crash: Mental Illness Alone Does Not Explain Co-Pilot's Behavior, Experts Say

Live Science News - March 27, 2015 - 8:12pm
Investigators may never know exactly why Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz carried out what is believed to have been a deliberate plane crash in the French Alps on Tuesday, but mental health experts say that any mental illness that Lubitz may have had i
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Final Six: Stunning Animal Photos in Wild Competition

Live Science News - March 27, 2015 - 7:07pm
With camera traps, stunning photos catch wildlife off guard.
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5 Reasons Radiation Treatment has Never Been Safer (Op-Ed)

Live Science News - March 27, 2015 - 6:16pm
From focused proton beams to the positioning of patients, new approaches to radiation therapy are transforming cancer care.
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This Device Records Your Snores to Track Your Sleep

Live Science News - March 27, 2015 - 6:05pm
A system that records the sounds of every breath and snore you utter while sleeping may offer an alternative to clinical sleep-tracking technology, new research suggests.
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Kitty Litter to Blame for Nuclear Waste Leak

Live Science News - March 27, 2015 - 4:48pm
Investigators confirmed that a 55-gallon metal drum of nuclear waste burst open in New Mexico after it was packed with the wrong kind of cat litter.
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Ancient 4-Eyed Predator Wielded Wicked Toothy Claws

Live Science News - March 27, 2015 - 3:35pm
Yawunik kootenayi, a new Cambrian predator with a wicked set of arms under its four-eyed face, reveals that early arthropods were experimentalists.
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500 Million Year Old Arthropod Discovered - See How It Swam | Animation

Live Science News - March 27, 2015 - 3:33pm
A Burgess Shale arthropod Yawunik kootenayi fossil was found in Marble Canyon in Kootenay National Park in Canada. This animation of its movement was derived from the fossil’s structure.
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Are Tools for Tweaking Embryonic Cells Ethical? (Op-Ed)

Live Science News - March 27, 2015 - 3:32pm
A group of leading biologists earlier this month called for a halt to the use of a powerful new gene editing technique on humans.
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Gallery: Prehistoric Predator Had Dual-Purpose Pinchers

Live Science News - March 27, 2015 - 3:28pm
An extinct marine predator called Yawunik kootenayi is the first new species reported from the stunning Marble Canyon fossil site in British Columbia’s Kootenay National Park. Here are images of the amazing creature.
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Building A Better Weapon Against Bacteria (Op-Ed)

Live Science News - March 27, 2015 - 3:16pm
If antibiotic resistance develops in one bacterial species in an environment, there’s a good chance other bacteria can pick up that resistance as well and this is a problem for humans.
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Antarctica's Ice Shelves Are Thinning Fast

Live Science News - March 27, 2015 - 2:39pm
In West Antarctica, some ice shelves could melt away within a century.
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Quantum Record! 3,000 Atoms Entangled in Bizarre State

Live Science News - March 27, 2015 - 12:28pm
Physicists have entangled a record number of atoms in a way that their behaviors would stay connected even if they were at opposite ends of the universe. The finding could lead to ever more precise atomic clocks, the researchers say.
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Yuck! Hybrid Termite Colonies Could Develop Twice As Fast | Video

Live Science News - March 27, 2015 - 12:20pm
It turns that the two most invasive termite species can interbreed. Coptotermes formosanus and Coptotermes gestroi have invaded Florida and the damage to structures in their way could be substantial.
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Medieval Parasite-Filled Poop Found in Jerusalem Latrine

Live Science News - March 27, 2015 - 9:35am
The excavation of a roughly 500-year-old latrine in Jerusalem has uncovered thousands of eggs from human parasites, including some that may have come from Northern Europe, a new study finds.
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Photos: Parasite Eggs Found Hiding in 500-Year-Old Latrine

Live Science News - March 27, 2015 - 9:34am
When nature called, some people living in Jerusalem about 500 years ago used a stone-walled latrine in the Christian quarter. Now, nearly 500 years later, an analysis of the stools they left behind has revealed thousands of human parasites.
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Elaborate 'Red Lady' Grave Yields Secrets Of Ice-Age Culture

Live Science News - March 27, 2015 - 9:25am
An extensive investigation into an 18,700-year-old human grave in northern Spain is revealing insights about this unique woman and her culture.
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Virus-Crafted Metal Nano-Sponges Boost Boiling

Live Science News - March 27, 2015 - 5:11am
A watched pot may never boil, but a watched pot coated in these super-sponge nanostructures might.
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Nanoscale Super-Sponges Boost Boiling (Gallery)

Live Science News - March 27, 2015 - 5:10am
Using a scaffolding built from tobacco viruses, engineers have created a super-efficient nanoscale sponge.
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