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'Rise of the Machines' is Not a Likely Future (Op-Ed)

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The reports of a robot uprising have been greatly exaggerated.
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Do Political Ideologies Affect How Long You Live?

Live Science News - January 28, 2015 - 11:04pm
People with a conservative or moderate ideology may be more likely to die earlier than people with a liberal ideology, a new study suggests
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What Makes Bill Gates Feel Stupid

Live Science News - January 28, 2015 - 8:58pm
There's still one thing that makes the Microsoft co-founder feel dumb: not being able to speak a foreign language.
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Libyan Archaeology Threatened by Years of Conflict

Live Science News - January 28, 2015 - 8:04pm
Archaeological work has come to a halt in Libya, and researchers are worried about the country's ancient sites, from Roman ruins that have suffered rocket attacks to prehistoric rock paintings that have been vandalized.
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Crashing Electrons Could Explain Earth's Magnetic Field Mystery

Live Science News - January 28, 2015 - 6:41pm
New research claims to have solved a messy paradox that has plagued geoscientists who study Earth's core and its life-protecting magnetic field.
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Mysteries Under the Mundane Help Save Species

Live Science News - January 28, 2015 - 5:53pm
Studying seasonality and the ebb and flow of resources helps this researcher predict animal population growth and decline.
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Human Nature May Seal the Planet's Warming Fate (Op-Ed)

Live Science News - January 28, 2015 - 5:52pm
We can reverse the planet's warming, but not with a "wait and see" approach.
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55,000-Year-Old Skull Fragment May Be Linked to 1st Europeans

Live Science News - January 28, 2015 - 4:51pm
Discovery of partial skull in Israel may provide insights on humans' migration out of Africa and when they first interbred with Neanderthals.
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Forget Lance Armstrong: Even Amateurs are Now Doping (Op-Ed)

Live Science News - January 28, 2015 - 4:10pm
Amateurs are feeling the need to be relevant in a sport that is all-consuming, following the lead of professionals like Lance Armstrong.
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Psychopaths' Brains Don't Grasp Punishment, Scans Reveal

Live Science News - January 28, 2015 - 4:00pm
The brains of violent criminals who are psychopathic are different from even those of violent criminals who are not psychopathic, new research finds.
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Sun Protection App Works, If People Use It

Live Science News - January 28, 2015 - 3:13pm
A smartphone app called Solar Cell (available now as sunZapp) works to protect people against sun damage. The trick is getting people to use it.
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No Yolk! Scientists Unboil an Egg Without Defying Physics

Live Science News - January 28, 2015 - 2:41pm
Scientists have figured out a way to do something that seems impossible: unboil an egg. But strange as it may sound, the feat doesn't defy basic laws of science.
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Fresh Ink: Mummified Iceman Has New Tattoo

Live Science News - January 28, 2015 - 2:32pm
Four thin, black lines, stacked on top of each other, bring the total number of tattoos on Ötzi, a 5,300-year-old mummified iceman, to 61, according to an exhaustive new study.
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Why Racism is Bad For Your Health (Op-Ed)

Live Science News - January 28, 2015 - 2:05pm
There is no shortage of evidence that racism persists. Despite the fact that science has demonstrated that racial groups are defined by society rather than biology, an individual’s experience from the moment they are born is colored by the color of their
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Putting Tablet Users in the Pilot Seat

Live Science News - January 28, 2015 - 1:46pm
Undergraduates designed Storm Evader to teach students about weather while teaching problem-solving skills.
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African Golden Cat Attacks Monkeys in Rare Camera Trap Footage

Live Science News - January 28, 2015 - 11:34am
An African golden cat was caught on camera hunting a group of red colobus monkeys in Uganda.
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In Boston and Aurora, Jurors May Risk Mental Health for Justice

Live Science News - January 28, 2015 - 10:10am
Jury selection for the Boston Marathon bombing and Aurora theater shooting trials highlights the long-lasting mental health effects of serving on a high-profile capital case.
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5 New Species of 'Shimmering' Goblin Spider Discovered

Live Science News - January 28, 2015 - 10:08am
Researchers have discovered five new species of tiny, shimmering spiders with glittery bellies.
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Electric vs. Fuel Cell Vehicles: 'Green' Auto Tech Explained

Live Science News - January 28, 2015 - 10:06am
Battery-powered electric cars and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles have both seen advances in their development, and one or both of these technologies may represent the future of "green" automobiles.
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1st Americans Used Spear-Throwers to Hunt Large Animals

Live Science News - January 28, 2015 - 10:04am
Fractures on spear points show, for the first time, that the first North Americans really did use spear-throwers to hunt from safe distances.
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