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  1. What in the World? Flat-Earthers Gather at First Conference
    A conference aimed at disputing the idea that the world is round just wrapped up in North Carolina. Here's what they talked about.
  2. Did Marijuana Really Cause an Infant's Death?
    If the report's hypothesis is true, the case would mark the first time a person has died from a marijuana overdose. But the findings are far from definitive.
  3. US Lifts Ban on Import of African Elephant Hunting Trophies: What It Means
    This week, the Trump administration lifted a ban on importing hunting trophies from African elephants into the United States.
  4. Ever Seen a Shark Walk? Tiny Animals Amaze on PBS
    Very small animals have abilities above their weight class.
  5. New Video Shows a Creepily Human-Like Robot Doing a Backflip
    Atlas, a new disaster robot can execute amazing human-like acrobatic feats such as backflips and in-air pirouettes.
  6. When You Learn, Your Brain Swells with New Cells — Then It Kills Them
    Brain cells are very competitive.
  7. Alien Hunters Send Message to Nearby Planet
    If there are any intelligent aliens in the GJ 273 system, they can expect to hear from us about a dozen years from now.
  8. 6 Tips for Buying a Laptop
    Choosing the right notebook doesn't have to be difficult. Here are six things to keep in mind when shopping.
  9. This Week's Strangest Science News
    Ready to get weird? Here are some of the strangest stories on Live Science this week.
  10. Puppy Love: Owning a Dog Linked to Better Heart Health
    Good news for dog owners: Man's best friend may help lower a person's risk of heart disease, a new study from Sweden finds.
  11. 110 Giant Steps: Long-Necked Dinosaur Breaks Record for Longest Trackway
    Each of the 110 dinosaur footprints is more than 3 feet across and the researchers think the sauropod that left them would have been some 115 feet long.
  12. Breast vs. Bottle: Weighing Infant-Feeding Options
    Health professionals consider breast-feeding to be the best choice for baby. However, for some mothers bottle-feeding may be the better option.
  13. FDA Approves First 'Digital' Pill: How Does It Work?
    A new "digital pill" can tell doctors whether a patient has taken his or her medicine.
  14. 'Living Fossils' of Earth’s Oldest Life-Forms Found in Tasmania
    Scientists stumbled across the 3.5-billion-year-old life-forms in a swamp in Tasmania. They are greenish-yellow rounded blobs.
  15. What If a 9.0-Magnitude Earthquake Hit Seattle?
    In preparation for the BIG ONE — the mighty 9.0-magnitude earthquake that's expected to lay waste to the Pacific Northwest — geophysicists have created 50 virtual simulations to see how such a quake could rattle the region.
  16. Black Friday Deals: Amazon's Best Science Toys for Kids
    If you have a little paleontologist, a star-gazer or a budding chemist, one of these science-inspired toys may be right for your child. Here's a look at some of the best Amazon Black Friday deals.
  17. Why This Viral Painting-Restoration Video Gives Experts the Chills
    A video showing the dramatic restoration of a 17th century painting gives a dangerous and misleading picture of how to clean an old painting.
  18. Black Friday Deals: Best Gifts for Science Geeks
    Here's a look at some of Live Science's favorite Amazon Black Friday deals for that science geek in your life, from a curious child to a spouse who can't get enough of the Discovery Channel.
  19. Even at 36,000 Feet Deep, Ocean Creatures Have Plastic in Their Guts
    Some of the deepest-living animals in the sea have guts full of plastic, highlighting the global problem of ocean plastic pollution.
  20. What Is a Normal Heart Rate?
    Heart rate, also known as pulse, is the number of times your heart beats per minute. A normal heart rate depends on the individual as well as a variety of factors.


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