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  1. NASA Satellites Make Magnetic Discovery in Turbulent Space Near EarthRead the original story

    Sunday Jun 10 | Live Science

    NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale spacecraft has detected magnetic activity occurring in a new and surprising way in the environment of near-Earth space. Earth is surrounded by charged particles known as plasma.


  2. Nuclear Bomb Test Moved North Korea MountainRead the original story w/Photo

    May 10, 2018 | Live Science

    North Korea conducted its latest nuclear test at Punggye-ri on Sept. 3, and it was the most massive one yet, registering on sensors as a 6.3-magnitude earthquake.


  3. Watch a Massive 'Pollen Cloud' Explode from Late-Blooming TreeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2018 | LiveScience

    A backhoe approaches a pine tree at the height of allergy season. It takes only a single nudge - boop! - and a massive cloud of yellow dust oozes from the branches like a toxic fog.


  4. Facts About CaliforniumRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2018 | Live Science

    Californium is a synthetic, radioactive element not found in nature. It is an actinide: one of 15 radioactive, metallic elements found at the bottom of the periodic table .


  5. Famed Doctor Hans Asperger Helped with Nazi Child Euthanasia, Notes RevealRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2018 | LiveScience

    A personal photo from Hans Asperger's files. This photo was edited for website template sizing, as well as for dust and scratch marks.


  6. This Ice Is Nearly As Hot As the Sun. Scientists Have Now Made It on EarthRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2018 | LiveScience

    It's both solid and liquid, it's 60 times denser than ordinary water ice, and it forms at temperatures almost as hot as the sun's surface. This high-pressure form of water ice has long been thought to exist in the interiors of Uranus and Neptune.


  7. Dark Photons Probably Don't Exist, and If They Did, They'd Be Super WeirdRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2018 | LiveScience

    A new, ultraprecise measurement of a fundamental physical constant has so far found no hint of mysterious particles known as dark photons. If they existed, these hypothetical shadowy twins of ordinary light particles would be one way to explain the presence of dark matter, a mysterious form of matter that emits no light yet exerts a gravitational pull.


  8. Most Distant Star Ever Seen Is 9 Billion Light-Years AwayRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 3, 2018 | LiveScience

    Astronomers have observed a star that's so far away, its light took 9 billion years to reach us here on Earth - about 4.5 billion years before our solar system even existed. And while scientists have peered at even more distant galaxies, which are visible due to light from their billions of stars, this hydrogen-fusing orb, nicknamed Icarus, is the most distant ordinary individual star an Earthling has observed, according to a statement from the University of California, Berkeley.


  9. The Wall of Death Around Black Holes Could Break DownRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 27, 2018 | Live Science

    Physicists have insisted for a long time that black holes are impenetrable ciphers. Whatever goes in is lost, impossible to study or meaningfully understand.


  10. The World's Luckiest Photographer May Have Proved Astrophysicists RightRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 21, 2018 | LiveScience

    A color image taken by scientists at UC Santa Cruz reveals the budding supernova that an amateur astronomer discovered while testing his camera. On a September night in Argentina, amateur astronomer Victor Buso took his camera outside, mounted it on a 16-inch telescope and trained it on a spiral galaxy some 80 million light-years from Earth.


  11. Can Gene Editing Save the World's Chocolate?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 4, 2018 | LiveScience

    Fungi and viruses are poised to doom chocolate, which is why scientists are racing to save cacao - the tree that sprouts the colorful, football-size pods containing beans used to make chocolate - with the gene-editing tool known as CRISPR-Cas9, according to a new report. Cacao trees grow in tropical environments, within about 20 degrees north and 20 degrees south of the equator.


  12. Can Young Blood Really Help Treat Alzheimer's?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2017 | Live Science

    Injecting the blood plasma of healthy young people into people with Alzheimer's disease appears to be safe, and the practice may even lead to small improvements in daily functioning in Alzheimer's patients, a new small trial suggests. But not all experts are lining up behind this technique, and instead argue that the science simply isn't there yet to support it.


  13. What Creature Made This Face in an MRI Machine?Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2017 | Live Science

    When you're in charge of brain scans for a major research lab, you witness a lot of strange stuff. Ben Inglis, who manages the magnetic resonance imaging facility at the University of California, Berkeley Brain Imaging Center, has seen his fair share.


  14. Facts About NeptuniumRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 10, 2017 | Live Science

    This nickel-clad neptunium sphere was used to experimentally determine the critical mass of neptunium at Los Alamos National Lab. Neptunium, element 93 on the periodic table of elements, was the first transuranium element to be produced synthetically and the first actinide series transuranium element to be discovered.


  15. Are Octopuses Smart?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 18, 2017 | Live Science

    Caldwell, a professor of integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley, had kept the reef octopuses he and his team collected on Wizard Island in Australia in separate, sealed tanks. Puzzled, he peered into the female octopus's tank and found spermatophores, the capsules that contain octopus sperm, floating in the water.


  16. What Is a Scientific Hypothesis? | Definition of HypothesisRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 26, 2017 | LiveScience

    A scientific hypothesis is the initial building block in the scientific method . Many describe it as an "educated guess," based on prior knowledge and observation.


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