06 March 2014, 11:07 PM ET
According to a new analysis, the U.S. is at risk for its own Fukushima-like disaster.
06 March 2014, 06:43 PM ET
The U.S. Navy's newest aircraft carrier — a massive warship outfitted with the latest radar technology and sophisticated systems to accommodate unmanned, carrier-launched drones — is set to undergo more than two years of rigorous testing.
06 March 2014, 05:51 PM ET
The death of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman from a heroin overdose in February cast a harsh spotlight on heroin abuse in the United States and elsewhere, though few people actually know what heroin is or how it works.
06 March 2014, 05:13 PM ET
In the same century that Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel and Shakespeare wrote "Richard III," German artillery experts were trying to master the art of strapping bombs to cats.
06 March 2014, 04:59 PM ET
Some people just don't enjoy music, even though they can experience pleasure in other ways.
06 March 2014, 04:00 PM ET
The complication is highly rare, but taking care of wrinkles on the forehead can cause permanent damage to the eye, a new report shows.
06 March 2014, 03:53 PM ET
A bevy of satellites have caught a bird's-eye view of Guatemala's Pacaya volcano since the peak erupted on March 2.
06 March 2014, 02:00 PM ET
A model for how river networks take shape, such as in the Appalachians, could help improve understanding of how landscapes change through time.
06 March 2014, 01:36 PM ET
The South by Southwest Interactive festival kicks off Friday (March 7) in Austin, Texas, and Live Science will be onsite with the latest news on wearable technologies, the digital future, robots and more.
06 March 2014, 01:29 PM ET
Exactly how the brain organizes memories in relation to each other has long puzzled scientists. In a new study, researchers set out to identify the nature of brain activity that puts a time stamp on memories.
06 March 2014, 12:52 PM ET
A toy ball that bounces on water but not on land gets the ability from its elasticity, a physicist has found. The Navy is funding the research for potential military applications.
06 March 2014, 12:51 PM ET
A new study found that women in industrialized nations lag behind men in most aspects of job quality; women tend to be more stressed, they don't see as many opportunities for advancement and they report a lack flexibility and job security.
06 March 2014, 12:04 PM ET
New 3D images from beneath a volcano in the Galapagos Islands show how these volcanoes differ from those in Hawaii.
06 March 2014, 12:00 PM ET
San Francisco's Board of Supervisors met this week and unanimously voted to begin phasing out the sale of single-use, plastic water bottles less than 21 ounces on city-owned land.
06 March 2014, 11:49 AM ET
A new intravaginal ring could protect against HIV, herpes and pregnancy, which could address women's needs in developing countries for both family planning and sexually transmitted disease protection.
06 March 2014, 11:29 AM ET
Although e-cigarettes have been marketed as a way to help people quit smoking, a new study finds that teens who use the products often smoke regular cigarettes as well.
06 March 2014, 10:50 AM ET
A sprawling city in the heartland of the United States was a cultural melting pot hundreds of years before Europeans ever set foot on the continent.
06 March 2014, 10:26 AM ET
This vivid space wallpaper is a color composite image made from a ground-based eclipse image obtained by the Williams College Eclipse Expedition in Gabon and a wide-field EUV mosaic of the solar corona obtained in space by SWAP onboard PROBA2.
06 March 2014, 10:19 AM ET
Three of NASA's top meteor and fireball experts will answer questions from the public about the science behind space rocks from the sky today in a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" forum today live at 2 p.m. EST (1900 GMT).
06 March 2014, 10:01 AM ET
Astronomers have calculated how fast a distant supermassive black hole rotates, clocking it at nearly half the speed of light. A fortuitious lineup of cosmic objects allowed scientists to measure the mind-boggling spin rate.
06 March 2014, 09:40 AM ET
The space agency's Cassini probe snapped the photo in October, when it was 1.6 million miles from Saturn and 38 degrees below the ring plane. The planet's battered "Death Star" moon Mimas is visible as a pinprick of light at the bottom right.
06 March 2014, 09:34 AM ET
The 33-foot-wide (10 meters) near-Earth asteroid 2014 EC will come within 34,550 miles (55,600 kilometers) of Earth's surface this evening (March 6). You can watch the flyby here at Space.com beginning at 2:30 p.m. EST.
06 March 2014, 09:30 AM ET
The effects of global warming could cost the world $1.45 trillion in economic damages, with the planet's crop production projected to decline up to two percent every decade, according to news reports.
06 March 2014, 09:14 AM ET
So you have a new plan to lose weight or build your muscles, and you want to track your progress. You might consider a virtual nutrition counselor to help you along the way. But with so many apps and software on the market, how would you choose one?
06 March 2014, 07:18 AM ET
Facebook is in talks to buy a drone company that manufactures ultra-lightweight, solar-powered planes that are designed to fly high above commercial air traffic and can impressively remain aloft for up to five years, according to news reports.
06 March 2014, 07:05 AM ET
Researchers have new details about how the body tells time.
06 March 2014, 07:03 AM ET
President Obama's 2015 Budget proposes to double federal funding for the BRAIN Initiative from $100 million to $200 million.
06 March 2014, 12:48 AM ET
The power of scientific data becomes even more profound in the hands of artists.
06 March 2014, 12:26 AM ET
There are now only a few months to go until the biggest sporting event of 2014 – the FIFA World Cup in Brazil – and questions are being asked. Will the stadiums be ready? Are the airports ready for the crowds?
06 March 2014, 12:02 AM ET
One of great challenges of the 21st century has been to develop ways to manipulate matter on smaller and smaller dimensions.
05 March 2014, 10:55 PM ET
As the human population continues to inch closer to 8 billion people, feeding all those hungry mouths will become increasingly difficult. A growing number of experts believe that we'll soon have no choice but to start eating insects.
05 March 2014, 10:18 PM ET
In the 1,800-year-old letter, written mainly in Greek, the soldier serving in a Roman legion in Europe tells his family he is desperate to hear from them and that he is going to request leave to make the long journey home to see them.