Giveaway *Winner Announced!* Win The Ultimate Discovery Bundle!

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CONGRATULATIONS TO kdean509!
Thanks to everyone for taking part!




One super lucky winner is taking home an amazing bundle of Live Science themed goodies in this giveaway!


- (1) -Lego Ideas Fossil Set

- (1) Live Science Hoodie

- (1) Live Science Tee

- (1)Live Science mug



Entering the contest is super simple:

Sign in and leave a comment on this thread telling us your favourite discovery. Scientific, archaeological or straight up fascinating (only comments in this thread are eligible) and after that -

  1. CLICK HERE FOR THE CONTEST WIDGET.
  2. ADD YOUR LIVE SCIENCE USERNAME
  3. YOU'RE REGISTERED FOR THE CONTEST!

You can only enter once. Please note that giveaways are open to users in the US and UK only. You can read up on the reasoning behind this here.

After the deadline to enter, we’ll randomly select a winner and announce it in this thread.

Complete both steps before 11:59 PM ET on February 29, 2020. If you’re a winner, we'll reach out to you via email for your shipping information. If you don't reply to our message with your shipping address within 5 business days, we'll move on to the next winner, so keep an eye on your inbox!

If you’re reading this, it's live, so hurry up and get your entries in!


Good luck and have fun!


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.


"Win The Ultimate Discovery Bundle!"(“Sweepstakes”) begins at 10 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on 04/02/2020 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on 29/02/2020 (“Sweepstakes Period”).


ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the United Kingdom, legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia, 18 or older. Employees, officers, directors and agents of Future PLC (“Sponsor”), and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies, including any vendors providing services in connection with this Sweepstakes, and members of their immediate family (spouse, parent, children, siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household, whether or not related, are not eligible. Void where prohibited. Subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.


HOW TO ENTER: To enter, submit your entry during the Sweepstakes Period and follow the directions to enter the Sweepstakes. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process are void. Entrants can only obtain one entry. Entries become the sole property of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry that it determines, in its sole discretion, is not in compliance with these Official Rules.


-To enter, visit the thread (“Sweepstakes Entry Page”) during the Sweepstakes Period and follow the directions to enter the Sweepstakes. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process are void. Entrants can only obtain one entry. Entries become the sole property of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry that it determines, in its sole discretion, is not in compliance with these Official Rules.



WINNER DETERMINATION: Potential winners will be selected by Sponsor in a random drawing on or about March 5, 2020 from among all eligible entries received. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Sponsor’s decisions with respect to winner determination are final and binding.



WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winners will be contacted via email and may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a publicity release (except where prohibited), and a liability release within five (5) days of date of issuance. Return of a prize or prize notification as undeliverable, failure to sign and return requested documentation within the specified time period, the inability of Sponsor to contact a potential winner within a reasonable time period or noncompliance with these Official Rules by a potential winner will result in disqualification and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner.

Prize.

- (1) -Lego Ideas Fossil Set
- (1) Live Science Hoodie
- (1) Live Science Tee
- (1)Live Science mug

Prizes are non-assignable and non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. Winners are responsible for all federal, state and local taxes as well as any costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. Winners may not substitute a prize, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Limit one (1) prize per person/email address/household.



PUBLICITY GRANT: Entry in the Sweepstakes constitutes permission from entrant for Sponsor and its designees to use entrant’s name, social media username, city and state of residence and likeness (including, without limitation, social media profile photo), for advertising and promotional purposes, in any manner, in any and all media now or hereafter devised, worldwide in perpetuity, without further compensation, notification or permission, except where prohibited by law and as otherwise provided herein.



GENERAL CONDITIONS: Each entrant agrees: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor and judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects; (b) to assume all risk, responsibility and liability for any personal bodily injury, losses, harm, damage (including, without limitation, property damage,personal injury and death), claim (including, without limitation, claims based on copyright or trademark infringement, rights of publicity or privacy,defamation and portrayal in a false light), actions, costs and expenses directly or indirectly arising from participation in this Sweepstakes; and (c) to indemnify, release, discharge and hold harmless the Sponsor and the irrespective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies and all of the foregoing entities’ respective officers, directors,shareholders, members, agents and employees and their successors and assigns(collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all claims, injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from or relating to entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes, the operation of this Sweepstakes and/or the acceptance or use of the prize. Released Parties are not responsible for (i) lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate,stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered or garbled Entry Actions, entries,tweets or comments or messages; (ii) lost, interrupted or unavailable network,server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections,availability or accessibility or miscommunications; (iii) failed computer,satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure; (iv)jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (v) other errors or difficulties of any kind, whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise, relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prize or in any Entry Action or Sweepstakes-related materials; (vi) any incorrect or inaccurate information,whether caused by users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; or (vii) injury or damage to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or a Sponsor page or social media account, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof) and if terminated,at its discretion, select winner at random from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor.



This Sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the United Kingdom and legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia, aged 18 or older.



UK PARTICIPANTS ONLY: Nothing in these Official Rules limits or excludes any entity in terms of liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence, for fraud or for any other liability which cannot as a matter of law be limited or excluded.



DATA COLLECTION: Information submitted in connection with this Sweepstakes will be used in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, available at https://www.futureplc.com/privacy-policy/



WINNERS LIST: The names of the winners will be posted on the Sweepstakes Entry Page following the end of the Sweepstakes.



Sponsor: Future PLC, 11 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
 
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Wish I could enter! :D

My non entry would be those monks who discovered how to make chocolate I guess ;P
 
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Probably the most interesting discovery to me would be that ancient Babylonian businessman who had complaints from a customer of his about the copper he sold being subpar. Ea-Nassir I believe the businessman was.
 
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My favorite would be the Manhattan Project and the discovery of Nuclear Fission.
I work in the nuclear industry so this topic is very close to me. Even if my career went a different way, I would still love reading about it.
 
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My favorite would be: "Cat with 4 frostbitten paws gets new feet made of titanium" I love cats and have had several in my lifetime. I also belong to a paleo group and dig dinos and would love to win the Lego dinos!
 
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i learned about dark matter and dark energy. i learned about those small quantum particles like quarks, neutrinos and everything ... 😊
 
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I absolutely love the article about the 10 most interesting things on Google Earth. Anyone with some free time and patience can find something unseen before. No degrees needed, just an interest in the world we live on

 
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One super lucky winner is taking home an amazing bundle of Live Science themed goodies in this giveaway!


- (1) -Lego Ideas Fossil Set

- (1) Live Science Hoodie

- (1) Live Science Tee

- (1)Live Science mug



Entering the contest is super simple:

Sign in and leave a comment on this thread telling us your favourite discovery. Scientific, archaeological or straight up fascinating (only comments in this thread are eligible) and after that sign your username in our giveaway widget to confirm your entry. You can only enter once. Please note that giveaways are open to users in the US and UK only. You can read up on the reasoning behind this here.

After the deadline to enter, we’ll randomly select a winner and announce it in this thread.

Complete both steps before 11:59 PM ET on February 29, 2020. If you’re a winner, we'll reach out to you via email for your shipping information. If you don't reply to our message with your shipping address within 5 business days, we'll move on to the next winner, so keep an eye on your inbox!

If you’re reading this, it's live, so hurry up and get your entries in!


Good luck and have fun!


NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN.


"Win The Ultimate Discovery Bundle!"(“Sweepstakes”) begins at 10 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on 04/02/2020 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on 29/02/2020 (“Sweepstakes Period”).


ELIGIBILITY: This Sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the United Kingdom, legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia, 18 or older. Employees, officers, directors and agents of Future PLC (“Sponsor”), and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies, including any vendors providing services in connection with this Sweepstakes, and members of their immediate family (spouse, parent, children, siblings and their respective spouses, regardless of where they reside) and persons living in the same household, whether or not related, are not eligible. Void where prohibited. Subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws.


HOW TO ENTER: To enter, submit your entry during the Sweepstakes Period and follow the directions to enter the Sweepstakes. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process are void. Entrants can only obtain one entry. Entries become the sole property of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry that it determines, in its sole discretion, is not in compliance with these Official Rules.


-To enter, visit the thread (“Sweepstakes Entry Page”) during the Sweepstakes Period and follow the directions to enter the Sweepstakes. Entries generated by script, macro or other automated means or by any means which subvert the entry process are void. Entrants can only obtain one entry. Entries become the sole property of Sponsor. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any entry that it determines, in its sole discretion, is not in compliance with these Official Rules.



WINNER DETERMINATION: Potential winners will be selected by Sponsor in a random drawing on or about March 5, 2020 from among all eligible entries received. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received. Sponsor’s decisions with respect to winner determination are final and binding.



WINNER NOTIFICATION: Potential winners will be contacted via email and may be required to execute and return an affidavit of eligibility, a publicity release (except where prohibited), and a liability release within five (5) days of date of issuance. Return of a prize or prize notification as undeliverable, failure to sign and return requested documentation within the specified time period, the inability of Sponsor to contact a potential winner within a reasonable time period or noncompliance with these Official Rules by a potential winner will result in disqualification and, at Sponsor’s sole discretion, the prize may be awarded to an alternate winner.

Prize.

- (1) -Lego Ideas Fossil Set
- (1) Live Science Hoodie
- (1) Live Science Tee
- (1)Live Science mug

Prizes are non-assignable and non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash. Prizes are awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied. Winners are responsible for all federal, state and local taxes as well as any costs and expenses associated with prize acceptance and use not specified herein as being provided. Winners may not substitute a prize, but Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to substitute a prize with one of comparable or greater value. All prize details are at Sponsor’s sole discretion. Limit one (1) prize per person/email address/household.



PUBLICITY GRANT: Entry in the Sweepstakes constitutes permission from entrant for Sponsor and its designees to use entrant’s name, social media username, city and state of residence and likeness (including, without limitation, social media profile photo), for advertising and promotional purposes, in any manner, in any and all media now or hereafter devised, worldwide in perpetuity, without further compensation, notification or permission, except where prohibited by law and as otherwise provided herein.



GENERAL CONDITIONS: Each entrant agrees: (a) to abide by these Official Rules and decisions of Sponsor and judges, which shall be final and binding in all respects; (b) to assume all risk, responsibility and liability for any personal bodily injury, losses, harm, damage (including, without limitation, property damage,personal injury and death), claim (including, without limitation, claims based on copyright or trademark infringement, rights of publicity or privacy,defamation and portrayal in a false light), actions, costs and expenses directly or indirectly arising from participation in this Sweepstakes; and (c) to indemnify, release, discharge and hold harmless the Sponsor and the irrespective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies and all of the foregoing entities’ respective officers, directors,shareholders, members, agents and employees and their successors and assigns(collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all claims, injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from or relating to entrant’s participation in the Sweepstakes, the operation of this Sweepstakes and/or the acceptance or use of the prize. Released Parties are not responsible for (i) lost, late, incomplete, damaged, inaccurate,stolen, delayed, misdirected, undelivered or garbled Entry Actions, entries,tweets or comments or messages; (ii) lost, interrupted or unavailable network,server, Internet Service Provider (ISP), website, or other connections,availability or accessibility or miscommunications; (iii) failed computer,satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure; (iv)jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (v) other errors or difficulties of any kind, whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise, relating to or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Sweepstakes, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prize or in any Entry Action or Sweepstakes-related materials; (vi) any incorrect or inaccurate information,whether caused by users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes; or (vii) injury or damage to any person's computer related to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Sweepstakes or a Sponsor page or social media account, who act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or who are in violation of these Official Rules, as solely determined by Sponsor, will be disqualified and all associated entries will be void. Should any portion of the Sweepstakes be, in Sponsor’s sole opinion, compromised by virus, worms, bugs, non-authorized human intervention or other causes which, in the sole opinion of the Sponsor, corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness or proper play, or submission of entries, Sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to suspend, modify or terminate the Sweepstakes (or any portion thereof) and if terminated,at its discretion, select winner at random from all eligible, non-suspect entries received prior to action taken or as otherwise deemed fair and appropriate by Sponsor.



This Sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the United Kingdom and legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia, aged 18 or older.



UK PARTICIPANTS ONLY: Nothing in these Official Rules limits or excludes any entity in terms of liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence, for fraud or for any other liability which cannot as a matter of law be limited or excluded.



DATA COLLECTION: Information submitted in connection with this Sweepstakes will be used in accordance with Sponsor’s Privacy Policy, available at https://www.futureplc.com/privacy-policy/



WINNERS LIST: The names of the winners will be posted on the Sweepstakes Entry Page following the end of the Sweepstakes.



Sponsor: Future PLC, 11 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
I'm not finding the giveaway widget to sign my name to after making my post.
 
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That dinosaurs had feathers has to be it! How cute is that haha Big angry chickens
 
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Marie and Pierre Curie's work on radiation. They dedicated the name of Polonium to Poland. Polan can into science!

"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. "
 
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I would love to enter this contest. So as a child growing up on the north shore of lake Ontario around Kingston, there is a lot of limestone and it makes for finding fossils not that impossible. I found a lot of Chambered Nautilus and Horseshoe crab fossils and the odd plant or leaf matter ones as well and to this day I have not stopped looking but now I do it with my children.
 
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The fact NASA went to the moon with the computational power (or less) of what I’m typing on now (phone) and yet with all the tech and resources we (Human race) still haven't sent anyone to the moon in 50 yrs blows my mind to how much of an achievement/feat landing and returning from the moon was.
 
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My favorite discovery (not MADE by me, but "discovered" years ago in National Geographic or a similar publication) is the giant tubeworm which flourishes in deep-sea hydrothermic vents at the bottom of the ocean. This discovery changed my life, because for the first time I recognized that even previously unknown life forms, and those yet to be discovered, have equal validity and purpose on Earth. I was able to shuck off early indoctrination from religion and social training that had me convinced that I was without value and did not deserve a place in life unless I behaved in a certain, prescribed, way. Knowing that the deep-sea worms lived and thrived without an imposed set of rules, indeed without a "care" in the world, gave me comfort and helped me see that I "deserve" to be here, too.
 
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My favorite discovery (not MADE by me, but "discovered" years ago in National Geographic or a similar publication) is the giant tubeworm which flourishes in deep-sea hydrothermic vents at the bottom of the ocean. This discovery changed my life, because for the first time I recognized that even previously unknown life forms, and those yet to be discovered, have equal validity and purpose on Earth. I was able to shuck off early indoctrination from religion and social training that had me convinced that I was without value and did not deserve a place in life unless I behaved in a certain, prescribed, way. Knowing that the deep-sea worms lived and thrived without an imposed set of rules, indeed without a "care" in the world, gave me comfort and helped me see that I "deserve" to be here, too.
...and from a seed a mighty oak... Your story reminds us that observation and insight can transform our thinking in many directions; keep thinking!
 
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My discovery idea :
At present, it seems only impossible to wish for any "Flying Saucer" like device, since impractical and very unstable, they are fully impossible indeed.
Also very, very cramped and always too risky and falling, so fully useless.
 
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My favorite has to be the feathered Dino's. LOL. I can picture these prehistoric birds dropping a huge dinosaur poop on some millennial's Tesla!!! LOL. Best part hopefully sentry mode would be on and it would be caught on video so we could play it over and over and over.....
 
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I think the recent discovery about the biggest bang detected since the big bang involving an explosion of a blackhole type object was pretty fascinating. They noted that it created an explosion 15 times bigger than the Milkyway Galaxy which would make it about 1.5 million light years in diameter. That is a pretty big firework.
 
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