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Peptide Power: The Science Behind the 30-second Phone Charger (Op-Ed)

Live Science News - 9 hours 57 min ago
If you’re one of the thousands of smartphone users experiencing battery drain, you’d have been pleased to read that Tel Aviv-based start-up StoreDot recently unveiled a prototype charger that fully charges a Samsung Galaxy 4 battery in around 30 seconds.
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Rosy Cosmic Cloud Glows with Stars in New Telescope View (Video, Photo)

Live Science News - April 16, 2014 - 9:02pm
A distant group of hot, young stars cause a cloud of hydrogen gas to glow a rosy red 7,300 light-years from Earth in the latest amazing view from a telescope in Chile.
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12 Million Misdiagnoses Occur Yearly in US, Study Finds

Live Science News - April 16, 2014 - 9:00pm
At least one in 20 U.S. adults, or 12 million people yearly, may be misdiagnosed when they go to see their doctors, a new study suggests.
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Images: Erupting Kamchatka Volcanoes

Live Science News - April 16, 2014 - 8:59pm
The Landsat 8 satellite captured images of five volcanoes all erupting at once on Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula. The region has dozens of active volcanoes.
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16-Foot Great White Shark Spotted Near Australian Beach

Live Science News - April 16, 2014 - 8:05pm
A massive great white shark has been spotted swimming close to an Australian beach, scaring the locals and forcing the beach to close.
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School Shootings: What Does Science Say?

Live Science News - April 16, 2014 - 7:54pm
In a highly emotional situation like a school shooting, it can be difficult to separate fact from speculation. What does science have to say about school shootings and violence?
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Timex Ironman Run Trainer 2.0: Sport Watch Review

Live Science News - April 16, 2014 - 7:38pm
The Timex Ironman Run Trainer 2.0 is a GPS-enabled watch that runners of all levels can use to log workouts and measure their performance by viewing data about time, distance and heart rate. Here is how the watch performed in several categories.
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Brain 'Stones' Found in Man with Celiac Disease

Live Science News - April 16, 2014 - 7:17pm
A young man in Brazil who suffered from throbbing headaches and vision problems for 10 years turned out to have stone-like build-ups of calcium in his brain.
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Tiny, Prehistoric Animal Hints at Herbivore Origins

Live Science News - April 16, 2014 - 7:04pm
A new species is the oldest and smallest of an ancient group of mammal ancestors, the caseids. The discovery helps fill in the blanks of evolution from a carnivorous to herbivorous lifestyle.
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Diabetes-Related Problems Drop Over Last 2 Decades

Live Science News - April 16, 2014 - 7:01pm
Rates of certain serious, diabetes-related health problems have decreased substantially in the last two decades, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Woman's Ear Reattached with Help of Leeches

Live Science News - April 16, 2014 - 7:00pm
Plastic surgeons reattached the ear of a woman after it was torn off during a pit bull attack, suturing together a tiny artery to bring blood flow to the ear and using leeches to drain the spent blood.
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Frigid Winter? Blame 4,000 Years of Wild Jet Streams

Live Science News - April 16, 2014 - 6:44pm
The jet stream's plunging pattern is a long-standing natural phenomenon. However, new findings also suggest that global warming may boost the frequency or intensity of the curves, which would mean more extreme winter weather in the United States and Canad
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Centipede Bursts from Snake's Stomach

Live Science News - April 16, 2014 - 5:58pm
A group of researchers discovered a dead nose-horned viper with a centipede's head sticking out of its ruptured abdomen. After a post-mortem, the scientists think it's possible that the centipede quite literally eviscerated the snake from the inside out.
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Clever Goats Can Learn Quickly

Live Science News - April 16, 2014 - 5:44pm
Goats might be smarter than one would think, as they can quickly learn and remember how to perform certain tasks, a new study suggests.
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Real-Life Werewolves: Psychiatry Re-Examines Rare Delusion

Live Science News - April 16, 2014 - 3:57pm
Grunting, clawing, and sensing a hair-covered body with cloven feet and elongated nails are symptoms of people who strongly believe they are werewolves. A researcher dug through the annals of psychiatry to find how common the condition is.
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Capturing the 2000 Lunar Eclipse from 'Hell on Ice'

Live Science News - April 16, 2014 - 3:41pm
Despite frozen shutters and cracking film, Victor Rogus captured the 2000 lunar eclipse.
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'LIGO: A Passion for Understanding' — The Minds Behind the Film

Live Science News - April 16, 2014 - 3:28pm
Filmmaker Kai Staats joins leading researchers from the LIGO team to share the motivations behind "LIGO: A Passion for Understanding."
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Modern Sharks Aren't So Primitive, Ancient Fossil Suggests

Live Science News - April 16, 2014 - 3:01pm
Sharks are usually thought of as primitive creatures, sometimes called "living fossils." But a new study of a 325-million-year-old shark fossil — the most complete of its kind — suggests modern sharks have evolved significantly from their bony ancestors.
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Why Bats Carrying Deadly Diseases Don't Get Sick

Live Science News - April 16, 2014 - 2:29pm
Bats' ability to fly may protect the organisms from becoming ill with a range of viruses known to be deadly to humans, including Ebola and rabies, according to a new hypothesis.
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4 New 'Killer Sponges' Discovered in Pacific

Live Science News - April 16, 2014 - 2:08pm
They don't have gaping maws or fearsome talons. But don't be fooled. These sponges — though they look like fuzzy twigs — are killers. Scientists found four new species of carnivorous sponges that prey on small animals on the seafloor.
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