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Last Build Date: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:05:04 EST


The Outer Space Treaty Has Been Successful – But Is It Fit for the Modern Age?

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:47:00 EST

Space exploration is governed by a complex series of international treaties and agreements which have been in place for years. The first and probably most important of them celebrates its 50th anniversary on January 27 – The Outer Space Treaty.(image)

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What Does the Vice President Do?

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:12:00 EST

Vice President Mike Pence has said that the United States would "hold Russia accountable" for their actions and would support NATO. But what authority does the VP have?(image)

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What Was the First Life on Earth?

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 08:33:00 EST

The earliest evidence for life on Earth arises among the oldest rocks still preserved on the planet, dating back some 4 billion years.(image)

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What's the Oldest Thing Alive Today?

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:31:00 EST

The oldest living thing on Earth today is … well, it's controversial. Figuring out the oldest thing alive requires defining "alive." It also requires a definition of "organism."(image)

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Why Do Antiseptics Sting When Put on Cuts?

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 10:26:00 EST

Imagine you're chopping vegetables when — oops! — you slice your finger. You run to the sink to wash the cut and then ready yourself for the inevitable sting that will come when you put antiseptic on the wound.(image)

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Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:27:00 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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The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:02:00 EST

Here are the most interesting, amazing and unusual things that happened in the world of science this week. A recap of Live Science's best.(image)

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This January Was the Third Warmest on Record Globally

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:11:00 EST

The first month of 2017 was extremely warm for the globe, continuing a trend of planetary heat.(image)

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Want to Know the Future? Most People Don't, Study Suggests

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:02:00 EST

Despite the popularity of horoscopes, most people don't really want to know their futures, a new study from Europe suggests.(image)

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Wind, Rain, Heat: Health Risks Grow with Extreme Weather

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 06:15:00 EST

As climate change proceeds, there will be more extreme weather events, and these events pose a threat to people's health, experts say.(image)

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When Will Augmented Reality Get Real?

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:57:00 EST

Pokémon Go may be popular, but ask people about other augmented reality applications and most draw a blank.(image)

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White Water: NASA Probes Snow's Effect on Water Resources

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 05:26:00 EST

Snow plays an important role in Earth's water cycle, and NASA has launched a new initiative to investigate snow and its relationship to readily available liquid water.(image)

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Air Force One: 8 Fascinating Facts About the President's Plane

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 03:58:00 EST

When the U.S. president needs to fly to another city or country, the primary mode of transportation is a huge 747 jetliner dubbed Air Force One. Here are some interesting facts about the president's plane.(image)

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Climate Change Could Have Wide-Ranging Effects on Mental Health

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 03:15:00 EST

Climate change may have surprising and wide-ranging effects on mental health, experts say.(image)

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Dakota Pipeline: What Makes a Place 'Sacred' for Native Americans?

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 02:45:00 EST

Plans for construction of the Dakota Access pipeline pass through sacred land for the Native American tribe, Standing Rock Sioux. What makes a place or mound sacred?(image)

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Earth Has a Hidden 8th Continent

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:46:00 EST

The island nation of New Zealand may be the tiny chunk of a massive continent that lurks mostly under the Pacific Ocean, new research suggests.(image)

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Secret Behind Rorschach Test: Why We See Images in Inkblots

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:17:00 EST

Whether you see a butterfly, dancing elephants or blood stains when peering at the Rorschach inkblots, your answers can divulge some of the darkest, or just hidden, corners of your mind. Now researchers know why so many images are elicited by inkblots.(image)

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Paleolithic Pebbles Used in Death Rituals Uncovered

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:08:00 EST

A 12,000-year-old site reveals signs that prehistoric people used stones and ochre to paint the bodies of the dead, and then smashed the stones to "kill" them.(image)

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