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Fighting Hockey Concussions with Safer Helmets (Op-Ed)

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New helmet ratings, based on laboratory testing, will let consumers know which hockey protection is best at preventing concussions.
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How Many Lakes on Earth? Researchers Finally Know

Live Science News - September 29, 2014 - 9:07pm
With high-resolution satellite data and supercomputers to check every cloudless pixel, researchers now have the best count yet of lakes on Earth.
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5 Surprising Facts About Lakes

Live Science News - September 29, 2014 - 9:06pm
New and surprising facts from a recent count of Earth's lakes.
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How Often Does Enterovirus D68 Cause Paralysis?

Live Science News - September 29, 2014 - 8:41pm
Several children in Denver have developed limb weakness or paralysis after having respiratory illness, and four of the children have been found positive for enterovirus D68.
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Climate Change Influenced Extreme Heat in 2013, Report Finds

Live Science News - September 29, 2014 - 8:32pm
Manmade climate change stoked some of 2013's most extreme heat on the planet, a new report shows.
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Why Deadly Japan Volcano Erupted Without Warning

Live Science News - September 29, 2014 - 6:39pm
Japan's deadly blast at Mount Ontake was likely a phreatic eruption, a steam explosion that is nearly impossible to predict.
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'O' My: Ring-Shaped Cloud Spotted Over the Pacific (Photo)

Live Science News - September 29, 2014 - 6:00pm
NASA's Earth Observatory released an image of an 'O'-shaped open-cell cloud that formed over the Pacific Ocean in early September.
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Sophisticated 600-Year-Old Canoe Discovered in New Zealand

Live Science News - September 29, 2014 - 5:13pm
Sophisticated oceangoing canoes and favorable winds may have helped early human settlers colonize New Zealand, a pair of new studies shows.
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Live Science Thanks You, Our 1 Million+ Facebook Fans! (Infographic)

Live Science News - September 29, 2014 - 4:26pm
Live Science, founded in 2004, has grown to have more than 1 million fans on Facebook and continues to grow as more readers find us on social media and spread the word about our coverage of science, technology and the natural world.
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Well-Armed Design: 8 Octopus-Inspired Technologies

Live Science News - September 29, 2014 - 4:04pm
Octopuses, with their underwater dexterity and camouflage abilities, have inspired much technological innovation. Here are some novel technologies that have been created based on the sea creature.
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Photos: Amazing Tech Inspired by the Octopus

Live Science News - September 29, 2014 - 3:48pm
The octopus is inspiring all kinds of technologies, from grasping tentacles and camouflage material to robotic arms and suction cups. Here’s a look at the sophisticated tech that this sea creature has helped unleash in recent years.
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Higgs Boson to the World Wide Web: 7 Big Discoveries Made at CERN

Live Science News - September 29, 2014 - 1:19pm
The world's biggest atom smasher, which made possible a host of monumental discoveries, is celebrating its 60th anniversary today (Sept. 29).
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Bodies Recovered From Japan Volcano Eruption | Video

Live Science News - September 29, 2014 - 12:09pm
Rescue crews finished recovering the remaining 27 bodies from atop Japan's Mount Ontake Monday. At least 31 people were killed Saturday in the mountain's first fatal volcanic event in modern history.
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In Photos: Urban Bobcats Stroll through the American Southwest

Live Science News - September 29, 2014 - 10:39am
In the American Southwest, where man has continued to build his homes farther from the center of established cities, the urban bobcat has become a common subdivision neighbor.
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Flash Photography: 'Bolt from the Blue' Caught on Camera

Live Science News - September 29, 2014 - 9:54am
A high-speed camera run by the University of Florida's Lightning Research Laboratory caught an unusual bolt from the blue in Gainesville.
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Egyptian Mummy's Brain Imprint Preserved in 'Peculiar' Case

Live Science News - September 29, 2014 - 9:48am
An ancient Egyptian mummy is raising a new mystery in archaeology because it has one very rare feature: The blood vessels surrounding the mummy's brain left imprints on the inside of skull.
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Best Birth Control for Teens: Implants, IUDs

Live Science News - September 29, 2014 - 4:44am
For teens, the first choice for birth control should be the long-acting forms of birth control, according to new guidelines.
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Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week

Live Science News - September 28, 2014 - 5:18am
Mysterious marbles in Utah, cannibalistic octopi on video and the ebola epidemic made the top stories in Science this week. Make sure you check out the rest!
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'Space Bubbles' May Have Doomed Key Afghan War Mission

Live Science News - September 27, 2014 - 12:28pm
A plasma bubble likely contributed to the helicopter radio communication failure during the battle of Takur Ghar, part of Operation Anaconda during the war in Afghanistan.
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Wow! The Most Amazing Images in Science This Week

Live Science News - September 27, 2014 - 5:17am
Ancient platform sandals, a scuba diving record and a cannibalistic octopus are just a few of the best images in Science.
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