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Best Running Apps

Live Science News - May 28, 2015 - 10:37pm
Live Science tested out popular apps for runners. Here are our picks.
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15 Million Cancer Cases Diagnosed in 2013

Live Science News - May 28, 2015 - 5:16pm
The number of new cancer cases worldwide is on the rise, according to a new report that looked at cancer cases in 118 countries.
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'Lost' Memories Restored in Mice

Live Science News - May 28, 2015 - 4:32pm
In a feat that calls to mind the memory-tweaking technology in the film "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," a team of researchers restored "lost memories" in the brains of mice.
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Red Sea Parts for 2 New Islands

Live Science News - May 28, 2015 - 3:48pm
Two volcanic islands that were recently born in the Red Sea are providing scientists with new information about a little-known rift in Earth's crust.
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Humans Trekked Out of Africa Via Egypt, Study Suggests

Live Science News - May 28, 2015 - 2:08pm
The major gateway for modern humans out of Africa may have been Egypt, a new genetic analysis suggests. This finding may help scientists reconstruct how humans evolved as they wandered across the globe.
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'Purring' Wolf Spiders Softly Serenade Mates

Live Science News - May 28, 2015 - 1:34pm
Male wolf spiders use "purring" vibrations to serenade their sweethearts, but this wooing only works if the females can feel these vibrations, new research finds.
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Spider's Creepy Mating 'Purr' Recorded by Researchers | Video

Live Science News - May 28, 2015 - 1:19pm
Male wolf spiders (Gladicosa gulosa) use vibration to communicate. Unlike other wolf spider species, they create airborne sounds that are audible, but females can only "hear" the vibrations when they resonate on a dry leaf. 
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'Dementor' Wasps and Long-Fanged Bats! Trove of New Species Found

Live Science News - May 28, 2015 - 1:03pm
A paralysis-inducing wasp, a color-changing toad and a bat with eerily long teeth — what do all of these critters have in common?
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Photos: 'Dementor' Wasps, Fanged Bats & Other Bizarre Species of the Greater Mekong

Live Science News - May 28, 2015 - 12:59pm
In 2014, 139 new species of plants and animals were discovered in parts of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, an area collectively known as the Greater Mekong region.
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Cultic Seal May Show Oldest Depiction of Music and Revelry in Israel

Live Science News - May 28, 2015 - 12:41pm
An ancient seal from a clay vessel unearthed in Israel depicts a woman playing a lyre, and may be the oldest depiction of musical performance.
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Jet Stream Steers Atlantic Currents

Live Science News - May 28, 2015 - 9:04am
The jet stream off the East Coast of the United States controls an important climate pattern in the Atlantic Ocean.
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How Computers Can Teach Themselves to Recognize Cats

Live Science News - May 28, 2015 - 9:04am
In June 2012, a network of 16,000 computers trained itself to recognize a cat, by looking at 10 million images from YouTube videos.
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Cucumbers: Health Benefits & Nutrition Facts

Live Science News - May 28, 2015 - 2:36am
Few foods are as cool as a cucumber, which is low in calories and high in valuable nutrients.
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Tattoos Can Cause Serious Adverse Reactions

Live Science News - May 27, 2015 - 10:44pm
Tattoos may cause long-term problems, such as itching, swelling and redness at the area, new research suggests.
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1 in 20 People Has Hallucinated

Live Science News - May 27, 2015 - 9:33pm
About 1 in 20 people in the general population have hallucinated at some point in their life, according to a new study.
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Want a Better Brain? Get Moving (Podcast)

Live Science News - May 27, 2015 - 8:24pm
To shape your "plastic" brain for the better, get exercising.
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Locks on the Block: Mozart & Beethoven's Hair on Sale

Live Science News - May 27, 2015 - 6:46pm
How much would you spend on a few strands of a dead man's hair?
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'Net-Zero' Water System Could Be A Game Changer | Video

Live Science News - May 27, 2015 - 6:06pm
A University of Miami residence hall apartment was set up to test the closed-loop water recycling system and the results are promising.
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Urine Test Could Detect Cancer One Day, As New Method Shows Promise

Live Science News - May 27, 2015 - 5:44pm
Researchers are working to find ways to coax genetically engineered bacteria into detecting human diseases.
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Bioluminescent Millepedes Shine At Sequoia National Park | Video

Live Science News - May 27, 2015 - 5:40pm
The Millipedes (Motyxia sequoiae), which have only been found in the Sierra Nevada region of California, have a unique walk and "give off a green-blue glow," according to Virginia Tech assistant professor Paul Marek.
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