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Microcephaly: Causes & Symptoms

Live Science News - February 11, 2016 - 9:52pm
Microcephaly is a condition in which a child's brain doesn't develop properly. The most obvious symptom is that the child has a smaller head than others of the same age and gender.
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Gravitational Waves Found! Physicists' Glee Ripples Through Social Media

Live Science News - February 11, 2016 - 8:25pm
The much-anticipated report of gravitational waves generated its own waves of enthusiasm and celebration across social media, as astrophysicists and science nerds alike shared their delight.
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Hear 2 Black Holes Merging in this Unforgettable Sound Clip

Live Science News - February 11, 2016 - 6:21pm
A new sound file captures the unforgettable sound of gravitational waves emerging from a cosmic collision between two black holes.
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Stunning New Image Shows Gravitational Waves As Two Black Holes Merge

Live Science News - February 11, 2016 - 5:43pm
A new image shows how an unobtrusive blip in a light signal from a detector showed a cosmic smashup between two black holes.
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Undetected HIV Leads to Cluster of Cases in Adult Film Industry

Live Science News - February 11, 2016 - 5:37pm
A male adult film star in California who underwent regular HIV testing still ended up contracting the virus and infecting two other men before the disease was detected.
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Neanderthal-Human Trysts May Be Linked to Modern Depression, Heart Disease

Live Science News - February 11, 2016 - 5:15pm
Ancient trysts between Neanderthals and modern humans may have influenced modern risks for depression, heart attacks, nicotine addiction, obesity and other health problems, researchers said.
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Defeating Zika: The Big Questions Researchers Are Trying to Answer

Live Science News - February 11, 2016 - 4:37pm
Scientists are investigating many more questions about Zika than just how to fight it with vaccination.
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Buzzworthy View: See the World Through a Wasp's Eyes

Live Science News - February 11, 2016 - 3:14pm
What does the world look like to a wasp trying to map its way home? Here's a wasp's-eye-view of how the little insect sees the world on its loopy trip back to its nest.
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How a Basketball-Size Cyst Eluded Doctors

Live Science News - February 11, 2016 - 3:06pm
A woman's abdominal pain was dismissed by a doctor, until an ultrasound revealed its cause.
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Wasps’ Eye View – How To Find Your Home Nest | Video

Live Science News - February 11, 2016 - 3:01pm
What a ground-nesting wasp (Cerceris arenaria) sees as it leaves its nest each day. Researchers suggest series of loops flown encode a precise pattern – a mental map – to help them find their way home.
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Historic Gravitational Waves Discovery Explained By Experts | Video

Live Science News - February 11, 2016 - 2:13pm
On Sept. 14th, 2015, physicists directly observed gravitational waves created by the merger of 2 black holes. Northwestern University’s Vicky Kalogera and Shane Larson explain the find.
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In Historic First, Einstein's Gravitational Waves Detected Directly

Live Science News - February 11, 2016 - 1:43pm
100 years after Albert Einstein first proposed these ripples in spacetime as part of his theory of relativity astrophysicists have found proof of their existence.
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Gravitational Waves vs. Gravity Waves: Know the Difference!

Live Science News - February 11, 2016 - 12:39pm
Gravity waves, gravitational waves and primordial gravitational waves... what do they mean? Is there a difference?
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Trilobites Were Stone-Cold Killers

Live Science News - February 11, 2016 - 10:34am
Trilobites were savvy killers who hunted down their prey and used their many legs to wrestle them into submission, newly discovered fossils suggest.
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95 Burmese Pythons (and Counting) Captured in Everglades

Live Science News - February 11, 2016 - 9:39am
The Burmese python has worn out its welcome, and its time is nigh.
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Unmanned Sub Hunters & Robot Battle Managers On the Horizon, DARPA Says

Live Science News - February 11, 2016 - 9:30am
DARPA is designing battle managers who can help humans make wartime decisions, as well as other futuristic technologies.
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'Lost' Roads of Ancient Rome Discovered with 3D Laser Scanners

Live Science News - February 11, 2016 - 9:28am
Laser scans of Britain's terrain may reveal weathered Roman roads that have been hidden for centuries across the countryside of northern England.
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Shark Attacks at a Record High in 2015

Live Science News - February 10, 2016 - 9:33pm
Last year was the worst year on record for unprovoked shark attacks on humans, though the total number of attacks was still miniscule relative to other causes of death.
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To Stop Brain Shrinkage, Start Moving

Live Science News - February 10, 2016 - 8:08pm
Couch potatoes beware: Exercising in middle age may be linked with a healthier brain later on, a new study finds.
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