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We may finally know what life on Earth breathed before there was oxygen - By - Carly Cassella

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What makes something fireproof? -- Dani Leviss -- Fire safety involves "fire resistant" and "flame retardant" measures.

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There's no speed limit in a superfluid universe. Now we know why.

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Are some black holes wormholes in disguise? Gamma-ray blasts may shed clues.

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Amazing images: The best science photos of the week -- A Biblical wizard battle, a long-lost submarine wreck, a 'rubber duck' comet's invisible aurora and more awesome science images.

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Live Science podcast 'Life's Little Mysteries' Episode 49: Mysterious Bacteria -- Though small, they are mighty.

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What is dark matter? -- Peering into the dark.

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Could the Sahara ever be green again? By - Donavyn Coffey - The Sahara was once a grass and shrub-covered steppe. Could this ever happen again?

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Beaked whales can hold their breath for over 3 hours (and possibly longer)

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Zombie storms are rising from the dead thanks to climate change

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These could be the funniest animal pictures ever

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Inbreeding Caused the Distinctive 'Habsburg Jaw' of 17th Century Royals That Ruled Europe

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Periodic Table of Elements

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Man dies after eating bags of black licorice every day

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Bright 'red glob' washes ashore in Washington. It may be a 7-armed octopus.

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Rosetta's 'rubber ducky' comet has ultraviolet auroras -- Hanneke Weitering -- Planets aren't the only things in the solar system with auroras. Comets can have them too, data from the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission has revealed.

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SpaceX pops Starship tank on purpose in explosive pressure test -- Mike Wall -- The Starship SN7.1 tank was destroyed on purpose at SpaceX's South Texas facilities, during a pressure test designed to take the stainless-steel hardware to its bursting point.

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Divers discover lost WWII submarine wreck off Southeast Asia -- Tom Metcalfe -- Divers in Southeast Asia have located the lost wreck of what's thought to be a U.S. Navy submarine that sank in 1943 after it was attacked by Japanese aircraft.

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Prehistoric desert footprints are earliest evidence for humans on Arabian Peninsula -- Richard Clark-Wilson -- Scientists have discovered human footprints embedded on an ancient lake surface in the Nefud Desert in Saudi Arabia that are around 120,000 years old.

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Here are the most promising coronavirus vaccine candidates out there -- Yasemin Saplakoglu -- Scientists around the world are creating dozens of unique vaccine candidates to fight the novel coronavirus — and they're doing it at unprecedented speeds.

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Mold that led to penicillin discovery revived to fight superbugs -- Nicoletta Lanese -- Scientists grew and sequenced mold that first led to the discovery of penicillin.

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Mass stranding event beaches 450 whales in Tasmania -- Yasemin Saplakoglu -- It's the worst stranding event the Australian island has ever seen.

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350 elephants killed by 'a combination of neurotoxins' in water, Botswana government says -- Brandon Specktor -- Toxic cyanobacteria may have killed 350 elephants in Botswana, government says

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Lightning killed 2 giraffes in South Africa: Were they doomed by their height?

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Helium-huffing alligators and reluctant hitmen win big at the Ig Nobel awards

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Watch LIVE: The 2020 Ig Nobel Prize ceremony, tonight @ 6:00 p.m. ET

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'Elinor Wonders Why' teaches kids to explore science by asking questions -- Mindy Weisberger -- A curious bunny named Elinor explores Animal Town with her friends, in an endearing new PBS series that teaches kids how to find answers about science and nature.

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Do STEM toys actually teach kids science and math? -- Stephanie Pappas -- Toys advertised as teaching STEM aren't always proven, but these recommendations have science to back them up.

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Does your personality change as you get older? -- Isobel Whitcomb -- Personality isn't fixed

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Dream-shaping tech from MIT channels suggestions into your dreams -- Mindy Weisberger -- Researchers at MIT have developed a new method called targeted dream incubation (TDI) for planting suggestions that can shape a sleeper's dreams.

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3,200-megapixel camera of the future Vera Rubin Observatory snaps record-breaking 1st photos -- Mike Wall -- The imaging sensors for the future Vera C. Rubin Observatory have taken their record-breaking first photos.

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