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How to watch the 'Independence Day' lunar eclipse -- Laura Geggel -- The full moon will pass through part of Earth's shadow, leading to a partial penumbral eclipse.

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Betelgeuse's weird dimming caused by gigantic starspots -- Mike Wall -- Betelgeuse's weird recent dimming was caused by starspots that temporarily covered at least half of the red supergiant's surface, a new study suggests.

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Looted skulls and human remains are being sold in black markets on Facebook

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How a hidden ocean circulates beneath the Antarctic ice

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No one knows why decapitated sea lions keep turning up in Vancouver, Canada

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China warned of mysterious virus 6 months ago. Here's where the world is at now. -- The virus brought months of chaos, heartbreak and loss, while also sparking an unprecedented global effort to find vaccines and treatment.

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Live Science podcast 'Life's Little Mysteries' 37: Mysterious Mythical Creatures -- These fantastic beasts inspire fear and wonder

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The US Constitution: Facts about the country's founding document -- A summary of how the Constitution came about and what it means to the United States.

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400-mile-long lightning bolt over Brazil is biggest in recorded history -- Brandon Specktor -- A lightning bolt that traveled 440 miles across the sky of southern Brazil in 2018 has been confirmed as the biggest in history.

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Visualization shows exactly how face masks stop COVID-19 transmission

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Scientists finally solve the mystery behind a 100-year-old chemistry experiment

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Why do some men take so long to poop?

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Hand sanitizer and fireworks don't mix, experts warn

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Why COVID-19 kills some people and spares others. Here's what scientists are finding.

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The CDC is lumping positive COVID-19 viral and antibody tests together. Here's why that's bad.

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Genes from 'culturally extinct' Indigenous group discovered in unsuspecting Tennessee man -- Laura Geggel -- The last Beothuk died in 1829, but a new analysis finds that this group's unique genes live on.

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In 'Hamilton', Angelica Schuyler's husband is called 'not a lot of fun.' Here's his real story. -- Daryl Austin -- Angelica Schuyler wasn't single when she met Hamilton. She was actually married with kids.

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Lab tech develops fatal brain condition after accident with 'mad cow disease' samples -- Rachael Rettner -- The woman was accidentally exposed to prions, the infectious proteins that cause "mad cow disease."

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Coronavirus in the US: Latest COVID-19 news and case counts -- Live Science Staff -- The U.S. logged a record 57,236 new COVID-19 cases in a day, as numbers surge in Texas, Florida and California.

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Scientists discover spider wearing 'Joker' makeup, name it after Joaquin Phoenix -- Mindy Weisberger -- A striking red-and-white pattern on a newly-described spider's back resembles the grin worn by iconic Batman villain, the Joker.

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'Augie' breaks record as world's oldest golden retriever at age 20 -- Yasemin Saplakoglu -- Golden retrievers typically live between 10 and 12 years.

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Amazing photos show 463-pound gorilla being CT scanned -- Mindy Weisberger -- When an adult male gorilla in a South African zoo developed breathing problems, wildlife specialists diagnosed the ailment with CT scans.

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Mysterious radiation spike detected over Scandinavia -- Tia Ghose -- Experts have said that a slight spike in radioactivity above northern Europe likely originated in Russia, but Russian nuclear plants in the area deny any abnormalities.

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'It's not ours': Government denies knowledge of strange 'UFO' over Japanese city -- Brandon Specktor -- A strange balloon-shaped 'UFO' appeared and disappeared over the city of Sendai, Japan on Wednesday (June 17).

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'Exploding Whale Memorial Park' honors whale that went out with a bang -- Mindy Weisberger -- A new park in Oregon gets its name from an explosive event in 1970: the dynamiting of a dead, beached sperm whale.

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Hey guys: Stop snuggling with your cats (at least in photos) if you want a date -- Mindy Weisberger -- Can posing with a pet help men find dating success? Not if it's a cat, scientists say.

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Amazing images: The best science photos of the week -- Brandon Specktor -- 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.

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Scientists create a pattern so complicated it's impossible to duplicate -- Diane Lincoln -- Scientists just created a pattern that, according to researchers, is impossible to duplicate or forge, a feat that could quash counterfeiters.

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'UFO' videos declassified by US Navy -- Mindy Weisberger -- Three videos captured by U.S. Navy pilots show unidentified aircraft flying at hypersonic speeds.

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NASA engineers build new COVID-19 ventilator in 37 days -- Mike Wall -- A prototype ventilator built in just 37 days by engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory passed a key test this week at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.

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