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Top 10 Cities That Will See More Storm Outages Revealed

Live Science News - December 17, 2014 - 9:15pm
New York City and its power grid is among the cities most sensitive to increasing hurricane intensity.
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How to Choose a Fitness Tracker (Infographic)

Live Science News - December 17, 2014 - 9:14pm
Decision tree for buying a fitness tracker.
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Strange Fossil Shows How Life Responded After Mass Extinction

Live Science News - December 17, 2014 - 8:34pm
The fossil of a bizarre marine reptile from the age of dinosaurs recently unearthed in China holds clues to how life recovered after the greatest mass extinction in Earth's history, researchers say.
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Arctic Is Heating Up Twice as Quickly as Rest of World

Live Science News - December 17, 2014 - 7:38pm
Bad news for polar bears: the Arctic is still warming at twice the pace as the rest of the planet, according to a new federal report.
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Life Under Ice: Robot Captures Views of Hidden Arctic Ecosystem

Live Science News - December 17, 2014 - 6:22pm
A remote-controlled underwater robot has collected the most detailed information yet about the underbelly of stable Arctic sea ice.
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LifeTrak Brite R450: Fitness Tracker Review

Live Science News - December 17, 2014 - 6:05pm
The LifeTrak Brite R450 is a new fitness tracker from Salutron that aims to provide a comprehensive view of health and fitness.
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Designer Plants Boost Crop Yields | Video

Live Science News - December 17, 2014 - 4:52pm
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s gene researchers are accessorizing plant varieties to improve edible crops’ structures, customizing them to growing conditions.
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Violent Volcanic Blasts Ripped Through Antarctic Ice Sheet Twice

Live Science News - December 17, 2014 - 4:13pm
Volcanoes punched through a remote part of the West Antarctic ice sheet twice in the last 50,000 years.
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Why I Teach Poetry and Opera to Medical Students (Op-Ed)

Live Science News - December 17, 2014 - 2:14pm
Art, literature and film can also remind us that ethics is subtle, ambiguous and uncertain.
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Keeping Up with the Greens: Neighbors Can Spur Conservation (Op-Ed)

Live Science News - December 17, 2014 - 1:30pm
If you want to get people to save energy, show them their neighbors are saving even more.
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Pot Smokers Show Less Inflammation

Live Science News - December 17, 2014 - 12:59pm
People who smoke pot may have lower levels of inflammation in their bodies than people who have never used marijuana, a new study suggests.
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Low Oxygen Hobbled Recovery from History's Worst Extinction

Live Science News - December 17, 2014 - 12:35pm
Life didn't immediately rebound after the world's greatest extinction, but cropped up in fits and starts.
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10 Cutest Animals in Science in 2014

Live Science News - December 17, 2014 - 11:48am
Even the editors of serious scientific journals are not immune to the charms of sleepy koalas and penguins playing with robots. The video team at Nature picked their top 10 favorite science stories involving cute animals (and some bots) of this year.
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Reindeer Populations Are Disappearing Worldwide

Live Science News - December 17, 2014 - 11:42am
Worldwide reindeer populations are dropping, and researchers say new herding and preservation methods are needed.
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Ancient Farmhouse Found in Israel Reveals Agricultural Secrets

Live Science News - December 17, 2014 - 11:35am
An ancient farmhouse dating back to 2,800 years ago — complete with 23 rooms, winepresses and a grain silo — is no longer lost to the ages. Over the past few weeks, archaeologists have uncovered the sprawling stone house in Rosh Ha-'Ayin, Israel.
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Reinventing How Chemicals are Made

Live Science News - December 17, 2014 - 3:27am
Researchers are busy building the scaffolding for next-generation chemistry.
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Can People Get Hurt Playing Wii Games?

Live Science News - December 16, 2014 - 10:37pm
The Nintendo Wii may be on your Christmas list, but all that arm swinging and jumping has been tied to injuries in some cases, including muscle injuries, cuts and black eyes, according to a new review study.
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Exhaled Pounds: How Fat Leaves the Body

Live Science News - December 16, 2014 - 10:01pm
When you lose weight, where does the fat go? Turns out, most of it is exhaled.
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Sorry, Mufasa: Cartoon Murders Outnumber Deaths in Adults Dramas

Live Science News - December 16, 2014 - 9:55pm
Children's cartoons, often seen as innocent films about royalty and furry animals, are "rife with on-screen death and murder," a new study finds.
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Ways to Die in a Children's Cartoon (Infographic)

Live Science News - December 16, 2014 - 9:54pm
A study found out you're more likely to die if you are a cartoon character, than if you are an adult drama character.
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