26 March 2015, 11:58 AM ET
You need pond scum, desert-dwelling microbes and other seemingly useless creatures more than you probably think. Pure 'curiosity' research is advancing the quest to understand how brains — including your own — actually work.
26 March 2015, 11:53 AM ET
Colossal icebergs careening along the Antarctic coastline can shut down the deep, cold currents that help drive ocean circulation.
26 March 2015, 11:43 AM ET
A bird-inspired robotic wing could improve how drones hover and fly. In this video, the bio-inspired wing flaps and recovers after colliding with various obstacles.
26 March 2015, 11:09 AM ET
26 March 2015, 08:00 AM ET
Boosting a person's smarts through drugs or electrical or magnetic stimulation of the brain is becoming increasingly widespread. Now, bioethicists weigh in, saying that while such cognitive enhancement is neither bad nor good, it deserves more research.
26 March 2015, 08:00 AM ET
In a March Madness-style tournament, Live Science is looking to settle the debate about which creature is the deadliest in the Animal Kingdom.
26 March 2015, 07:21 AM ET
An experiment shows "spooky action at a distance," in which a particle is in two places at once until it gets measured, causing the particle to take on a definite position, in a phenomenon that Einstein thought was crazy.
26 March 2015, 02:52 AM ET
Infrared radiation is a type of electromagnetic radiation. It is invisible to human eyes, but people can feel it as heat.
26 March 2015, 02:43 AM ET
Microwaves are a type of electromagnetic radiation, and are useful in communications, radar and cooking.
26 March 2015, 02:32 AM ET
Algebra is a branch of mathematics dealing with symbols and the rules for manipulating those symbols.
25 March 2015, 11:56 PM ET
In science, a law describes an observed phenomenon.
25 March 2015, 06:59 PM ET
Angelina Jolie Pitt's surgery to remove her ovaries has the side effect of putting her into early menopause, a condition which itself comes with some health risks, experts say.
25 March 2015, 05:15 PM ET
Young children who get Ebola may be more likely to die from the virus than older children or adults who are infected, according to a new study.
25 March 2015, 04:43 PM ET
Pine Island Glacier in West Antarctica flowed about 325 feet (100 meters) between March 3 and March 15, 2015.
25 March 2015, 04:22 PM ET
After scientists uncovered evidence of infidelity in Richard’s family tree last year, they announced today (March 25) that they discovered more hints of daddy drama in the historical family.
25 March 2015, 04:11 PM ET
The number of new Ebola cases in West Africa last week was the lowest it has been in 2015, health officials said today.
25 March 2015, 11:58 AM ET
25 March 2015, 11:33 AM ET
Children with autism may be more likely to have gastrointestinal symptoms early in life, compared to children without the condition, a new study suggests.
25 March 2015, 09:15 AM ET
Legions of viruses that infect the leaves of tobacco plants could be the key to making power plants safer and electronics more powerful.
25 March 2015, 07:07 AM ET
Geckos can hang by their toe hairs, scamper up walls and regrow their tails. They've even gone to space. Geckos are amazing creatures with a toolbox full of tricks that science is continuing to uncover.
25 March 2015, 07:07 AM ET
The spring snowmelt comes more than two weeks earlier than it did in the 1970s in Wyoming's Wind River Range, a new study finds.
25 March 2015, 02:41 AM ET
Taking certain antibiotics repeatedly may increase your risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study.
24 March 2015, 08:28 PM ET
Empirical evidence is information that is acquired by observation or experimentation.
24 March 2015, 05:41 PM ET
Angelina Jolie Pitt has revealed she underwent surgery to prevent ovarian cancer, and is encouraging women to explore their options. There are many factors that women need to weigh before deciding to have this procedure.
24 March 2015, 04:36 PM ET
A fingernail-size frog that can morph its skin texture from spiny to smooth in just minutes is the first shape-shifting amphibian ever found, according to a new report.
24 March 2015, 03:34 PM ET
Angelina Jolie Pitt underwent preventative surgery to remove her ovaries and fallopian tubes, according to the Op-Ed in the New York Times today that the actress, director and United Nations envoy wrote.
24 March 2015, 02:05 PM ET
Researchers have created a new diet they call the "MIND" diet, which may lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
24 March 2015, 01:08 PM ET
The location of King Richard III's grave remained a mystery for centuries until archaeologists discovered his bones under a parking lot in Leicester, England, in 2012. More than 500 years after his death, Richard is getting a burial fit for a king.
24 March 2015, 12:38 PM ET
A researcher at the defense company Boeing has filed a patent for a sci-fi-esque cloaking device that would protect soldiers from intense shock waves generated by explosions. The device would stop shock waves with a veil of heated, ionized air.
24 March 2015, 11:30 AM ET
Instead of flushing millions down the toilet, we could be mining our poop for gold.
24 March 2015, 10:20 AM ET
On the 200th anniversary of the "map that changed the world," The Geological Society of London is celebrating with gusto and honoring William Smith, in addition to unveiling a rediscovered map that they uncovered in their library.
24 March 2015, 09:24 AM ET
A new layer of stiff rock may unexpectedly exist deep inside Earth, researchers say.