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Amazon Turtles 'Talk' to Their Tots

Live Science News - 2 hours 40 min ago
Some turtles and their young talk — albeit at low frequencies.
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Wildfire Prevention Costs Far Less Than Fires (Op-Ed)

Live Science News - 3 hours 15 min ago
Which is more expensive: fighting fires, or preventing them?
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Can Cycling Crimp Sex for Men?

Live Science News - 3 hours 47 min ago
Cycling's small seats have long provoked caution in men — but is that fear misguided?
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New Mushrooms Discovered in Chinese Grocery

Live Science News - 4 hours 22 min ago
Mycologists – scientists who study fungi – estimate there are up to five million species of fungi on Earth. Of these, only about 2 percent, or 100,000 species, have been formally described. So where are the other 98 percent of fungi hiding?
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Is Rock 'Hashtag' Really Neanderthal Art? (Op-Ed)

Live Science News - 4 hours 35 min ago
And why is it important?
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Trauma and Food Addiction Linked for Women

Live Science News - September 17, 2014 - 8:52pm
Women with symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be more likely to have food addiction, or a feeling of dependence on food, a new study suggests.
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As U.S. Fights Ebola, NGOs Breathe Easier (Op-Ed)

Live Science News - September 17, 2014 - 7:12pm
The American commitment to fighting Ebola matters — it's more than a shot in the arm.
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'Coyote' Drone Launches Straight into Hurricane Edouard

Live Science News - September 17, 2014 - 7:05pm
One U.S. government agency is taking the drone craze to a whole new level. NOAA just launched a drone directly into a hurricane.
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Chimps Are Naturally Violent, Study Suggests

Live Science News - September 17, 2014 - 4:15pm
A new, 54-year study suggests coordinated aggression is innate to chimpanzees, and is not linked to human interference.
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Artificial Sweeteners May Boost Blood Sugar, Study Finds

Live Science News - September 17, 2014 - 4:05pm
Artificial sweeteners that many believe may curb real sugar consumption and weight gain, may actually have an opposite effect and increase blood sugar levels, a new study says.
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Antarctica Nearing Sea Ice Record High, But Arctic Ice Still Shrinking

Live Science News - September 17, 2014 - 4:00pm
For an unprecedented third year in a row, Antarctica's sea ice is poised to smash a new winter record, but Arctic summer sea ice hit its sixth lowest minimum.
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Image Gallery: Lethal Aggression in Wild Chimpanzees

Live Science News - September 17, 2014 - 3:30pm
Chimpanzees may attack each other in coordinated assaults, but not because of human pressures on their habitat, a new study finds. Instead other factors, such as having many males in a highly populated ape community, heighten aggression rates.
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Gravity Moved Continents on Early Earth

Live Science News - September 17, 2014 - 3:15pm
Continents move, but what got them going? A new computer model shows it was gravity. Whole continents flattened out under their own weight.
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Sunken 'Ship of Gold' Contains Bounty of Jewelry, Other Treasures

Live Science News - September 17, 2014 - 2:09pm
Ongoing archaeological excavations and recovery at the site of an 1857 shipwreck have netted thousands of gold coins and artifacts of a maritime tragedy.
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Livestock Workers May Carry Staph Bacteria from Pigs

Live Science News - September 17, 2014 - 1:27pm
A small study of hog workers in North Carolina found that many carried staph bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus) and some carried drug-resistant strains of the bug, including MRSA.
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Saving Nemo: Pet Goldfish Recovers from Tumor Removal

Live Science News - September 17, 2014 - 12:57pm
A little goldfish just underwent a big operation. The pipsqueak, named George, had a life-threatening tumor removed from his head last week at the Lort Smith Animal Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.
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Gallery: Amazing Photos of Goldfish's Life-Saving Tumor Surgery

Live Science News - September 17, 2014 - 12:43pm
A small goldfish, named George, underwent surgery at the Lort Smith Animal Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, to remove a life-threatening tumor from his head.
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In Photos: Sunken Ships Lurk Near San Francisco

Live Science News - September 17, 2014 - 12:31pm
There are about 300 shipwrecks in the gulf just west of San Francisco. Scientists have seen few of these sunken hulls, but now the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is embarking on a two-year project to document these lost vessels.
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Ig Nobels to Honor the Hilarious Side of Science on Thursday

Live Science News - September 17, 2014 - 11:20am
Don't think science is funny? Think again. The 24th annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, an event that honors the hilarious side of scientific research and discovery, is being held this week.
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Shark Skin-Like Surfaces May Ward Off Hospital Superbugs

Live Science News - September 17, 2014 - 11:13am
A material that mimics shark skin, covered with tiny ridges and groves, may help reduce the spread of bacteria in hospitals, a new study suggests.
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