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29 September 2014, 05:14 PM ET
New and surprising facts from a recent count of Earth's lakes.
29 September 2014, 05:11 PM ET
Several children in Denver have developed limb weakness or paralysis after having respiratory illness, and four of the children have been found positive for enterovirus D68.
29 September 2014, 05:09 PM ET
With high-resolution satellite data and supercomputers to check every cloudless pixel, researchers now have the best count yet of lakes on Earth.
29 September 2014, 04:20 PM ET
Japan's deadly blast at Mount Ontake was likely a phreatic eruption, a steam explosion that is nearly impossible to predict.
29 September 2014, 04:00 PM ET
NASA's Earth Observatory released an image of an 'O'-shaped open-cell cloud that formed over the Pacific Ocean in early September.
29 September 2014, 02:06 PM ET
Live Science, founded in 2004, has grown to have more than 1 million fans on Facebook and continues to grow as more readers find us on social media and spread the word about our coverage of science, technology and the natural world.
29 September 2014, 02:00 PM ET
Sophisticated oceangoing canoes and favorable winds may have helped early human settlers colonize New Zealand, a pair of new studies shows.
29 September 2014, 01:58 PM ET
Octopuses, with their underwater dexterity and camouflage abilities, have inspired much technological innovation. Here are some novel technologies that have been created based on the sea creature.
29 September 2014, 01:43 PM ET
The octopus is inspiring all kinds of technologies, from grasping tentacles and camouflage material to robotic arms and suction cups. Here’s a look at the sophisticated tech that this sea creature has helped unleash in recent years.
29 September 2014, 11:19 AM ET
The world's biggest atom smasher, which made possible a host of monumental discoveries, is celebrating its 60th anniversary today (Sept. 29).
29 September 2014, 10:06 AM ET
Rescue crews finished recovering the remaining 27 bodies from atop Japan's Mount Ontake Monday. At least 31 people were killed Saturday in the mountain's first fatal volcanic event in modern history.
29 September 2014, 08:38 AM ET
In the American Southwest, where man has continued to build his homes farther from the center of established cities, the urban bobcat has become a common subdivision neighbor.
29 September 2014, 07:54 AM ET
A high-speed camera run by the University of Florida's Lightning Research Laboratory caught an unusual bolt from the blue in Gainesville.
29 September 2014, 07:48 AM ET
An ancient Egyptian mummy is raising a new mystery in archaeology because it has one very rare feature: The blood vessels surrounding the mummy's brain left imprints on the inside of skull.
29 September 2014, 02:29 AM ET
For teens, the first choice for birth control should be the long-acting forms of birth control, according to new guidelines.
28 September 2014, 09:29 PM ET
Properties, uses and sources of the element aluminum.
28 September 2014, 08:44 PM ET
Properties and uses of the element oxygen.
28 September 2014, 02:22 AM ET
Mysterious marbles in Utah, cannibalistic octopi on video and the ebola epidemic made the top stories in Science this week. Make sure you check out the rest!
27 September 2014, 10:22 AM ET
A plasma bubble likely contributed to the helicopter radio communication failure during the battle of Takur Ghar, part of Operation Anaconda during the war in Afghanistan.
27 September 2014, 02:28 AM ET
Ancient platform sandals, a scuba diving record and a cannibalistic octopus are just a few of the best images in Science.
27 September 2014, 12:03 AM ET
India and the United States are poised to push historic climate changes, but will they?
26 September 2014, 11:40 PM ET
Men often don’t feel able to reach out for assistance because both the symptoms of depression and the act of seeking help goes against a stereotypical view of how us blokes should or shouldn’t behave.
26 September 2014, 07:41 PM ET
The White House is looking to data from NASA's space shuttle program to help in the fight against climate change. NASA will publicly release hi-res topographic maps of the globe to help other nations prepare for a changing environment.
26 September 2014, 06:36 PM ET
Quantum mechanics is the body of scientific laws that describe the wacky behavior of photons, electrons and the other particles that make up the universe.
26 September 2014, 06:02 PM ET
More than 90 percent of Americans have a cataract by age 65.
26 September 2014, 05:05 PM ET
How to prepare for a hurricane, from supplies to emergency evacuation plans.
26 September 2014, 04:50 PM ET
Genetic mutations that put people at high risk for breast cancer may also be linked to an increased risk of salivary gland cancer, a new study suggests.
26 September 2014, 04:41 PM ET
Apple has finally released its much-anticipated health app, but some are asking why the app has no feature for tracking a woman's menstrual cycle.
26 September 2014, 04:22 PM ET
Geologists are using 3D-printed rocks to study how oil and gas moves through underground rock and the research could have important implications for fracking.
26 September 2014, 03:49 PM ET
Lights! Camera! Take off! The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced yesterday (Sept. 25) that television and movie producers will now be able to use drones to capture high-flying aerial footage.
26 September 2014, 02:22 PM ET
An ancient, catastrophic flood or earthquake may explain how a bewildering rock formation in Colorado's Rocky Mountains formed, a new study finds.
26 September 2014, 01:50 PM ET
The finding suggests that water is commonly incorporated into newly forming planets throughout the Milky Way galaxy and beyond, researchers said — good news for anyone hoping that Earth isn't the only world to host life.