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Climate Fixes Need Realistic Compromises (Op-Ed)

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While scientists gather the ground truth about climate, it's up to lawmakers to do something responsible with it.
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Einstein's Gravity Waves Could Be Found with New Method

Live Science News - October 24, 2014 - 8:39pm
Gravitational waves, invisible ripples in the fabric of space and time, might be detected by looking for the brightening of stars, researchers say.
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Skydiver Goes Supersonic in Record-Breaking 'Near-Space Dive'

Live Science News - October 24, 2014 - 8:20pm
In a harrowing plunge from the stratosphere, a Google executive broke the world record for the highest-altitude skydive today (Oct. 24).
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In Photos: Creepy-Crawly Experiment Reveals Spider's Brain

Live Science News - October 24, 2014 - 8:02pm
The vision of jumping spiders is almost equal to the sight of humans. Researchers, however, didn't know how to study the arachnids' visual system for one simple reason: every time they tried to look at the spiders' brains, the animals would explode.
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Telltale Signs of Life Could Be Deepest Yet

Live Science News - October 24, 2014 - 7:24pm
Telltale signs of life have been discovered in rocks that were once 12 miles (20 kilometers) below the surface — some of the deepest chemical evidence for life ever found.
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Famed Physicist Stephen Hawking Joins Facebook

Live Science News - October 24, 2014 - 6:15pm
Stephen Hawking, the world-renowned astrophysicist and author of "A Brief History of Time," has recently joined Facebook.
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Creepy: Peering into Spiders' Brains Without Exploding Them

Live Science News - October 24, 2014 - 6:14pm
Researchers have developed a new technique that helps them peer into the brain of a jumping spider, an arachnid famed for its excellent vision, and record how the brain cells in its visual system process images.
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Eight-Eyed Horror: Peering Into Jumping Spiders' Explosive Brains | Video

Live Science News - October 24, 2014 - 6:07pm
It’s difficult to study the jumping spider’s brain, but researchers have found a new technique that lets them analyze the spider’s neural activity.
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Record-Breaking Near-Space Dive Leaps from 135,000 Feet | Video

Live Science News - October 24, 2014 - 5:40pm
Alan Eustace dove from a high-altitude balloon soaring at approximately 135,000 feet. Felix Baumgartner held the record at 128,000 feet.
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Can You Get Ebola on Public Transportation?

Live Science News - October 24, 2014 - 4:55pm
News that a doctor in New York with Ebola traveled on the subway the day before he developed symptoms of the disease may have some people worried about catching the disease on public transportation.
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'Living Paint' Transforms Bacteria Into Art

Live Science News - October 24, 2014 - 4:27pm
Science-minded artists can use "living paint" to create art inside petri dishes.
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US-Funded Research a Waste? Scientists Refute ‘Wastebook’ Criticism

Live Science News - October 24, 2014 - 3:58pm
An annual report by Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn takes liberties with the truth when criticizing federally funded research, scientists say. The senator misrepresents and oversimplifies these studies in his annual 'Wastebook.'
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Ebola Survivor Nurse Speaks At Press Conference | Video

Live Science News - October 24, 2014 - 3:40pm
Nina Pham, who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas, was released from a hospital Friday, free of the virus. (Oct. 24)
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NYC Doctor Tests Positive For Ebola, Officials Quell Panic | Video

Live Science News - October 24, 2014 - 3:31pm
A Doctors Without Borders physician who recently returned to New York City has been diagnosed with Ebola. Officials are now working to quell panic.
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Ebola in NYC Is 'No Cause for Alarm,' Mayor Says

Live Science News - October 24, 2014 - 2:55pm
A doctor in New York City who recently returned from Guinea in West Africa became the first person in the city to test positive for Ebola. Officials move to prevent the spread of the disease in the city.
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Dallas Nurse Nina Pham Free of Ebola: 'I Feel Blessed'

Live Science News - October 24, 2014 - 1:27pm
Nina Pham, the first nurse in Dallas to be infected with Ebola, is now free of the virus, and will be released from the hospital today, officials said.
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Ancient City Ruled by Genghis Khan's Heirs Revealed

Live Science News - October 24, 2014 - 11:01am
The 750-year-old city, along with the remains of Christian temples, were part of the Golden Horde kingdom that built by Genghis Khan's grandson and controlled many of the Silk Road trade routes that connected China to Medieval Europe.
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Photos: Ancient 'Golden Horde' City Revealed

Live Science News - October 24, 2014 - 10:08am
Archaeologists have uncovered part of an ancient city founded by the heirs of Genghis Khan. Here's a look at the remains and artifacts found at the site along the Volga River in Russia.
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Supervolcano Cleared in Neanderthals' Demise

Live Science News - October 24, 2014 - 9:53am
Neanderthals disappeared from Europe starting 40,000 years ago, after the region's biggest volcanic blast in the last 200,000 years sent superheated pyroclastic flows of volcanic gas and ash sky-high. But don't blame the volcano, scientists say.
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You're Being Watched: Online Stores Know Your Habits

Live Science News - October 24, 2014 - 9:39am
Getting the best price while online shopping is complicated by the fact that retailers can learn a lot about you, and they often use that information to alter the options you see, new research finds.
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