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Expect More Giant Snowstorms as Climate Warms (Op-Ed)

Live Science News - 9 hours 13 min ago
As the climate warms, snowstorms are growing more severe.
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Forging a Photo is Easy, but How Do You Spot a Fake?

Live Science News - 9 hours 35 min ago
The widespread use and high quality of digital cameras and photo editing software has made the art of faking a whole lot easier and more commonplace – whether convincing or not.
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Secrets Cracked in Yosemite's Tuolumne Meadows

Live Science News - November 22, 2014 - 12:08pm
Tuolumne Meadows's broad plain is an oddball in Yosemite's rugged landscape. Geologists say unusual fractures in the local granite explain the striking contrast.
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Airport Security Measures Aren't Good Enough — Here's A Fix

Live Science News - November 22, 2014 - 4:43am
International airports are a busy place to be. Nearly 200,000 passengers pass through London Heathrow Airport every day. The internal security of the country depends on effective airport checks.
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Gene-Silencing and the 'Arctic' Apple (Op-Ed)

Live Science News - November 22, 2014 - 4:30am
Why U.S. agencies need to look more closely at the genetically engineered "Arctic" apple.
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Raccoon Evicted From Attic Humanely, One-Way Door Used | Video

Live Science News - November 21, 2014 - 11:24pm
When a raccoon was discovered residing in an attic, Wildlife Services were called in. They installed a heavy gauge screening over a damaged attic vent (raccoon's entrance point) and a one-way exit door for the raccoon to exit from.
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'InsideTracker' Review: Can a Commercial Blood Test Make You Healthier?

Live Science News - November 21, 2014 - 9:35pm
InsideTracker is a service that analyzes your blood for various biomarkers to see if your levels are in the "optimal" zones. But critics are skeptical this can actually work to make a healthy person even healthier.
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The Link Between Sex and Prostate Cancer (Op-Ed)

Live Science News - November 21, 2014 - 8:23pm
New evidence supports the theory that sexual activity lowers prostate cancer risk.
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People Move Less in Extreme Weather, Jawbone Tracker Finds

Live Science News - November 21, 2014 - 8:15pm
When the weather outside is frightful, people tend to move around less, according to new data from Jawbone, a technology and fitness-tracking company based in San Francisco.
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Lifesaving Beats: Songs Can Help with CPR Training

Live Science News - November 21, 2014 - 7:23pm
The 1977 disco hit "Stayin' Alive" is officially the song to accompany CPR's chest compression. But Japanese scientists are now teaching the lifesaving maneuver using other songs that have the right beat for CPR and are more popular in their country.
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Vest for the Deaf Translates Speech Into Vibrations

Live Science News - November 21, 2014 - 7:12pm
A new wearable device that translates spoken words into vibrations could help deaf people perceive speech in a completely new way.
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Albert Einstein's Autographed Letter Sells for $12,500 at Auction

Live Science News - November 21, 2014 - 6:56pm
A letter penned by Albert Einstein during World War II was recently auctioned off in Los Angeles.
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Eyes in the O.R. - Loved Ones Get Pix and Texts | Video

Live Science News - November 21, 2014 - 6:45pm
A new app, called EASE (Electronic Access to Surgical Events), gives families and friends a 'Snapchat' type feed from a nurse, sending images, videos and 2-way texting during long surgical procedures.
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Smartphone Innovations Could Transform Health Care

Live Science News - November 21, 2014 - 5:30pm
New innovations, such as phone-based urine tests and apps that keep all medical records in one place, could change how people experience health care.
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Electric Vehicle Fleet Gives California Green Energy Boost

Live Science News - November 21, 2014 - 5:23pm
The crowded highways of Los Angeles just got a little greener, thanks to a new electric-vehicle program sponsored by the U.S. Air Force.
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Sun's Shifting Magnetic Field May Predict Lightning Strikes

Live Science News - November 21, 2014 - 3:10pm
The sun may be partly responsible for lightning strikes on Earth, and scientists think fluctuations in the sun's magnetic field could be used to predict lightning storms weeks in advance.
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Small 'Underwater Pompeii' Found Off Greek Island

Live Science News - November 21, 2014 - 2:38pm
Remains of an ancient settlement have been found on the bottom of the Aegean sea off the small island of Delos.
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Tattoo-Removal Laser Could Combat Acne Scars

Live Science News - November 21, 2014 - 10:11am
The picosecond pulse duration laser is currently approved for tattoo removal, but researchers are testing it in people with acne scars.
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Marijuana Use Linked to Changes in the Brain

Live Science News - November 21, 2014 - 10:09am
People who use marijuana daily for four years or longer may experience changes in the size of the brain's orbitofrontal cortex, and in the brain's connectivity, a new study suggests.
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