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Entries by Jacqueline Howard from 12/2012

Evolution Of Intelligence Tied To Duplicate Genes In Ancient Sea Worm, Pikaia Gracilens

Posted 12.03.2012 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 12/03/2012 11:58 AM EST on LiveScience Several "brainy" genes that were duplicated in ...

Moon's Interior Battered & Its Crust Thinner Than Expected, Gravity-Mapping Satellites Find

Posted 12.05.2012 | Science

LOS ANGELES -- The moon took quite a beating in its early days, more than previously believed, scientists reported Wednesday. This surprising new vie...

'Great Dying:' Ancient Mass Extinction May Have Been Fueled By Nickel-Eating Bacteria, Methane

Posted 12.05.2012 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 12/05/2012 11:54 AM EST on LiveScience SAN FRANCISCO — Nickel-eating bacteria may have worsene...

Distant Quasar Helps Reveal Chemistry Of Early Universe, Scientists Say

Posted 12.05.2012 | Science

By: Nola Taylor Redd, SPACE.com Contributor Published: 12/05/2012 01:14 PM EST on SPACE.com A cloud of hydrogen gas illuminated by the brightest ob...

James Cameron's Dive: Deep-Sea Expedition Uncovers Never-Before-Seen Creatures

Posted 12.06.2012 | Science

By: Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer Published: 12/05/2012 04:58 PM EST on OurAmazingPlanet SAN FRANCISCO — The deepest place on the pl...

Merneptah's Sarcophagus: Biggest Ancient Egyptian Burial Box Identified Near 'Valley Of The Kings' (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.06.2012 | Science

By: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor Published: 12/06/2012 12:47 PM EST on LiveScience The largest ancient Egyptian sarcophagus has been identif...

Oldest Pharaoh Carvings, Rediscovered In Egypt, May Be From Reign Of Narmer

Posted 12.10.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 12/10/2012 11:47 AM EST on LiveScience The oldest-known representations of a pharaoh are...

'Science Geek' Gift Guide: 22 Best Holiday Gift Ideas (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.10.2012 | Science

Shopping for that special someone this holiday season can be tough--especially if he or she is a science enthusiast. What gift is smart enough? Fun en...

Secret Shuttle Launch: X-37B Spaceplane Takes Second Flight Into Space, Air Force Says

Posted 12.11.2012 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The military's small, top-secret version of the space shuttle rocketed into orbit Tuesday for a repeat mystery mission, t...

Liberals, Conservatives Exaggerate Their Differences, Scientists Say

Posted 12.13.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 12/12/2012 05:30 PM EST on LiveScience With media figureheads like Rush Limbaugh and Mic...

Two Higgs Bosons? CERN Scientists Revisit Large Hadron Collider Particle Data

Posted 12.15.2012 | Science

By Michael Moyer A month ago scientists at the Large Hadron Collider released the latest Higgs boson results. And although the data held few obvious ...

Space Tourism Health Risks Spotlighted In Medical Researchers' New Analysis

Posted 12.16.2012 | Science

By Sid Perkins A future boom in space tourism will increasingly expose members of the public—or, at least those lucky few able to afford the ticket...

'Doomsday 2012' Live Stream: SLOOH Space Camera To Keep Eye Out For 'Mayan Apocalypse'

Posted 12.17.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 12/17/2012 11:54 AM EST on SPACE.com Anyone worried that the world will come to an end Friday (Dec. 21) can scan the heave...

Large Hadron Collider Speed & Efficiency Increasing, CERN Physicists Say

Posted 12.18.2012 | Science

By: Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 12/17/2012 01:02 PM EST on LiveScience The Large Hadron Collider is working more efficie...

NASA 'Gangnam Style': Space Agency Spoof's PSY's Hit At Johnson Space Center (VIDEO)

Posted 12.18.2012 | Science

By: Miriam Kramer Published: 12/17/2012 05:37 PM EST on SPACE.com One of the newest in a long line of "Gangnam Style" parody videos, NASA...

Slinky Science VIDEO: Slow-Motion Recording Spotlights Physics Of Springs

Posted 12.19.2012 | Science

A falling slinky may bring back fond childhood memories. Remember watching yours flip end over end as it wobbled its way downstairs? Or letting it dan...

Lake Ellsworth Drilling Effort Hits Major Snag, British Antarctic Survey Scientists Say

Posted 12.20.2012 | Science

By: Andrea Thompson, OurAmazingPlanet Managing Editor Published: 12/19/2012 03:33 PM EST on OurAmazingPlanet Under the 2-mile-thick layer of ice on...

Mosasaur Fossils Suggest Huge Prehistoric Predator Lived In Fresh Water

Posted 12.21.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 12/19/2012 06:41 PM EST on LiveScience Giant reptilian predators with a lifestyle comparable t...

Universe Data, Radiation Mapped In New 'Baby Picture' Of Universe, Astrophysicists Say (PHOTO)

Posted 12.22.2012 | Science

By: Megan Gannon, News Editor Published: 12/21/2012 06:02 PM EST on SPACE.com Astronomers have released a new "baby picture" of the unive...

Gecko Tails Fall Off, Grow Back Along 'Score Lines,' Study Suggests

Posted 12.22.2012 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 12/22/2012 08:47 AM EST on LiveScience Like a pair of Velcro stripper pants, gecko tails come of...

Science Retractions: Top 5 Withdrawn Studies Of 2012

Posted 12.22.2012 | Science

By: Christopher Wanjek, LiveScience Bad Medicine Columnist Published: 12/21/2012 12:21 PM EST on LiveScience When you read about medical breakthrou...

Lunar Occultation Of Jupiter VIDEO Shows Awesome Moon-Planet Alignment

Posted 12.31.2012 | Science

This Christmas, the moon ate Jupiter. At least that's how it appeared to skywatchers in certain parts of the Southern Hemisphere during a Dec. 25 ...