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  1. Facts About EinsteiniumRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2017 | Live Science

    Einsteinium, the 99th element on the Periodic Table of Elements, is a synthetic element that is produced in extremely small amounts and with a very short lifetime. If the name seems familiar, it's because it is indeed named after famed physicist Albert Einstein, although he had nothing to do with the element's discovery or research.

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  2. 'Donkey Kong' Smashes Neuroscientists in Thought ExperimentRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2017 | Live Science

    Never mind unraveling the mysteries of the human brain . A new study suggests that neuroscientists might not even have the analytical tools to understand the far simpler logic that drives the "brain" in "Donkey Kong."

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  3. Golden Spiderlings Hatch from Bizarre 'Silkhenge' in Amazing VideoRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 5, 2017 | LiveScience

    The tiny spider occupants of a curious silk structure resembling a miniature Stonehenge have been caught in the act of hatching, captured on video for the first time as they emerged from their peculiar "silkhenge." The silk domicile's unusual shape - a ring of tiny pillars surrounding a central cone that tapers to a thin spire - stymied scientists when it was discovered in Tambopata , Peru, in 2013.

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  4. Forget About Global Warming Pause - It Doesn't ExistRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2017 | Live Science

    Forget about the so-called climate change hiatus - a period beginning in 1998 when the increase in the planet's temperature reportedly slowed - it doesn't exist, according to a new study that found the planet's ocean temperatures are warming faster than previously thought. The findings support similar results from a 2015 study published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the journal Science .

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  5. Viral Video Hoax: Towering Humanoid Robot Raises QuestionsRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2016 | LiveScience

    Photos on Facebook and Instagram purport to show a humanoid robot 13 feet tall, weighing 1.5 tons, being developed in South Korea. New video clips purporting to show a 13-foot-tall humanoid robot piloted by a person in its torso look like something straight out of "Avatar" or "Transformers," but a Live Science investigation has revealed reasons to believe some skepticism might be in order.

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  6. What Is a 'Self'? Here Are All the PossibilitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 7, 2016 | LiveScience

    Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of " Closer to Truth ," a public television series and online resource that features the world's leading thinkers exploring humanity's deepest questions. This essay, the final of a four-part series on the Self, is based on "Closer to Truth" episodes and videos, produced and directed by Peter Getzels and streamed at closertotruth.com.

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  7. Jumping Robots Mimic Adorable Big-Eyed PrimatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 6, 2016 | LiveScience

    A jumping robot - whose design was inspired by small primates known as bush babies - can spring off walls to gain height faster than any previous robot and could one day help rapidly scan urban disaster zones, researchers say. Despite being just 10 inches tall and weighing only 0.2 pounds , the one-legged robot , named Salto, can leap up more than 3.2 feet high from a standing position.

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