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Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week

Sat, 10 Dec 2016 08:36:00 EST

Here are the stories behind the most amazing images in the world of science this week. A recap of the coolest photos featured on Live Science.(image)

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Smallpox Found in Lithuanian Mummy Could Rewrite Virus' History

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:57:00 EST

The mummy of a child discovered in a crypt beneath a Lithuanian church harbors the oldest sample found to date of the virus that causes smallpox, a new report said.(image)

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Dying Star Offers Glimpse of Earth's Doomsday in 5B Years

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:35:00 EST

L2 Puppis is a dying star that once resembled our sun and it is showing us the stellar inferno that lies in store for our planet.(image)

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Rare Elizabethkingia Infections: Report Suggests More Than 1 Source

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:02:00 EST

Exactly how 10 people in Illinois became infected with Elizabethkingia is still a mystery, but a new report finds that there were likely multiple sources for the infections.(image)

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Photos: Ancient Inscriptions Tell of Assyrian King Ashurnasirpal II

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 03:35:00 EST

Here's a look at a number of artifacts with inscriptions that have survived the destruction of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud by the terrorist group ISIL.(image)

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Inscription About Ancient 'Monkey Colony' Survives ISIL Attacks

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 03:27:00 EST

Several artifacts with inscriptions survived in the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, after the terrorist group ISIL destroyed the site. One inscription tells of King Ashurnasirpal II's monkey colony.(image)

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Spoiler Alert: Artificial Intelligence Can Predict How Scenes Will Play Out

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 02:56:00 EST

A new artificial intelligence system can take still images and generate short videos that simulate what happens next similar to how humans can visually imagine how a scene will evolve, according to a new study.(image)

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Mystery Solved! Cause of London's 1952 'Killer Fog' Revealed

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:12:00 EST

Despite the death of thousands, the killer fog has largely remained a mystery for decades.(image)

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Having Family for Dinner: 'Cannibalism' Author Dishes

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 12:01:00 EST

"Perfectly natural?" The author of a new book about cannibalism talks about this fascinating topic.(image)

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'Star in a Jar' Fusion Reactor Works and Promises Infinite Energy

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:40:00 EST

New tests verify that Germany's Wendelstein 7-X fusion energy device is on track to safely suspend plasma in magnetic fields.(image)

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Early Marsupial Relative’s Powerful Bite Could Kill Little Dinosaurs | Video

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:34:00 EST

A tough, extinct critter that lived during the dinosaur age had the most powerful bite force ever recorded in a mammal. Its bite force was so strong, it likely had no problem eating little dinosaurs.(image)

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Saturn's Weird Hexagon Seen Through Multiple Filters, Set To Techno | Video

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:01:00 EST

NASA's Cassini mission has captured new imagery of the the unusual cloud pattern in the northern hemisphere. The camera filters used by the spacecraft are "sensitive to violet , red , near-infrared and infrared.(image)

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Watch John Glenn's Historic Friendship 7 Launch | Video

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:55:00 EST

On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became the first American to orbit the planet Earth. He went on to become a United States senator and flew to space again on the Space Shuttle STS-95 mission.(image)

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Ancient Space Dust Washes Up in Rooftop Gutters

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:32:00 EST

Microscopic particles from space have been collecting in the gutters of Paris, Oslo and Berlin, revealing incredible insights to the mysteries of our solar system.(image)

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Why Do We Fall for Fake News?

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:07:00 EST

People fall for fake news because they don't value journalistic sources and consider themselves and their friends as credible news sources, says one researcher.(image)

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Culprit of Deadly Tibet Avalanche: Climate Change

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 06:52:00 EST

An avalanche of ice that killed nine in western Tibet may be a sign that climate change has come to the region, a new study finds.(image)

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ChooseMyPlate: Tools & Resources for Healthier Diet

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:58:00 EST

The U.S. government's Dietary Guidelines for Americans offers recommendations on food and nutrition. provides tools to help set dietary goals.(image)

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Does Marijuana Use Affect a Person's Vision?

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:57:00 EST

Regular marijuana use may affect how well certain cells in the eye work, a small new study finds.(image)

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Conjoined Twin Girls Successfully Separated

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:12:00 EST

Conjoined twin girls who shared much of their lower body were successfully separated after a surgery that took 17 hours.(image)

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John Glenn, First American to Orbit the Earth, Dies at 95

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 04:39:00 EST

John Glenn, one of NASA's first seven astronauts and the first American to orbit the Earth, has died. He was 95.(image)

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