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By Russell M. Bauer This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. For many, American football...

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By Amy Maxmen Ibrahim Hassan is propped up on pillows on a cement floor when a physician comes to check on him. Hassan fled to Jordan...

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By Joanna Klein The planarian flatworm is a smooshed noodle of an organism that can be found all over the planet. It has a triangular...

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By Hemant Mehta The Ohio Distance & Electronic Learning Academy, a “non-sectarian” online charter school that receives taxpayer funding, apparently teaches Creationism to students. The Freedom From...

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By Davide Castelvecchi The high-profile quest to spot moons orbiting distant planets has been a series of let-downs, with each hint of an ‘exomoon’ fading under closer inspection....

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By Mindy Weisberger What began as a search by university students for a Mars-like landscape in a Canadian park took an unexpected detour into paleontology,...

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By Quirin Schiermeier One of the tallest tsunamis in recorded history — a 100-metre-high wave that devastated a remote settlement in Greenland last month — was caused, unusually,...

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By Stephanie Pappas The people of modern-day Lebanon can trace their genetic ancestry back to the Canaanites, new research finds. The Canaanites were residents of the Levant (modern-day...

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By Dennis Normile SHENZEN, CHINA—Hopes of sequencing the DNA of every living thing on Earth are taking a step forward with the announcement of plans...

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By Tia Ghose The mystery of tiny teardrop-shaped glass confections that can survive a hammer blow, yet shatter to smithereens with the slightest touch to the...