Friday, July 10, 2020 2:14 AM ET

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Coronavirus in the US: Latest COVID-19 news and case counts -- Live Science Staff -- The U.S. has now confirmed more than 3 million COVID-19 cases, as numbers surge in Arizona, Texas, Florida and California.

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WHO releases new COVID-19 guidance on airborne transmission, but it doesn't change much -- Rachael Rettner -- WHO still maintains that COVID-19 is largely spread through larger droplets from coughs and sneezes.

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The electric hum of life may have originated with primordial lightning -- Mara Johnson-Groh -- A low-frequency hum in our cells syncs may have synced with ancient sky bolts.

1 day ago

Physicists discover new, exotic flavor of tetraquark - By - Lorenzo Capriotti, Harry Cliff - Physicists have discovered a new, exotic kind of tetraquark, made up of four charm quarks. They say it's a major breakthrough.

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Pink 'watermelon snow' threatens major Italian glacier -- This is bad news for the historic icy site.

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Ice age mining camp found 'frozen in time' in underwater Mexican cave

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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 Arctic Circle: Polar portal to the Arctic -- Pass beyond this latitude and you will have trekked nearly as far north as you can go on Earth.

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Earth's magnetic field changes 10 times faster than once thought - By - Mindy Weisberger - Directional changes in Earth's magnetic field happen far more rapidly than previous calculations suggested, according to new simulations.

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How a hidden ocean circulates beneath the Antarctic ice - By - Craig Stevens, Christina Hulbe - Thick ice isolates a hidden ocean cavity from the furious winds and freezing air temperatures of Antarctica. But nothing stops the tides.

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Is the coronavirus airborne? Evidence is scant, infectious disease experts say

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

2 months ago

Bubonic plague case confirmed in China's Inner Mongolia

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350 elephants drop dead in Botswana, some walking in circles before doing face-plants

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How the brain builds a sense of self

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Humans are hardwired to dismiss (coronavirus) facts that don't fit their worldview

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Antibody cocktail to prevent and treat COVID-19 enters late-stage trials

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Visualization shows exactly how face masks stop COVID-19 transmission

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Astronomers discover South Pole Wall, a gigantic structure stretching 1.4 billion light years across - By - Adam Mann - Strands in the intergalactic web

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Polynesians and Native Americans paired up 800 years ago, DNA reveals - By - Laura Geggel - A DNA analysis of 807 Polynesians and Native Americans suggests that their ancestors were bedfellows long ago.

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Looted skulls and human remains are being sold in black markets on Facebook - By - Owen Jarus

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How hand sanitizer caused a man's unusual 'hangover' -- Rachael Rettner -- The man was taking disulfiram, a medication to treat alcohol abuse that causes hangover-like effects.

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No one knows why decapitated sea lions keep turning up in Vancouver Island -- Laura Geggel -- It's unknown who or what is killing these sea lions on Canada's Pacific coast.

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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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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.

11 days ago

'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).

21 days ago

Why do some men take so long to poop? -- Benjamin Plackett -- They're probably not just pooping; the restroom is a safe place for them to ponder life's great questions.

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Weird new 'pentadiamonds' could be ultrahard, ultralight and conduct electricity -- Adam Mann -- Materials scientists come up with a potentially useful new form of carbon.

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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.

21 days ago

'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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