13 November 2014, 04:18 PM ET
From the eruption that buried Pompeii in A.D. 79 to the superstorm that shut down New York City in 2012, natural disasters are an unavoidable part of life on Earth. Once thought to be the wrath of the gods, these formidable events now have widely accepted
13 November 2014, 04:17 PM ET
From earthquakes to volcanic eruptions to hurricanes, natural disasters reveal the fearsome power of Mother Nature. Scientists are studying these phenomena to better understand them and find better ways to predict and prepare for them.
13 November 2014, 03:52 PM ET
A new diet tracker uses a camera and jawbone motion sensor to record how much people are eating.
13 November 2014, 02:45 PM ET
The origins of organic matter found by Mars lander missions have long been debated, but a new study suggests a way to find out whether these chemicals of life came from the Red Planet or elsewhere.
13 November 2014, 02:00 PM ET
Expect a 50 percent increase in lightning strikes within the United States by 2100 if temperatures continue to rise due to greenhouse gas emissions.
13 November 2014, 02:00 PM ET
How long can a fish survive out of water? Long enough, it seems, for a 120-foot (37 meter) tube to vacuum up the fish and shoot it upriver, closer to the salmon's spawning grounds, research shows.
13 November 2014, 01:37 PM ET
Researchers from UC Berkeley used data from the National Lightning Detection Network at SUNY-Albany to create a time-lapse of "cloud-to-ground" lightning strikes that occurred over 2 months in 2011.
13 November 2014, 01:00 PM ET
Nearly a million Americans visit the doctor each year for eye infections, which are often related to wearing contact lenses, according to a new report.
13 November 2014, 01:00 PM ET
No new cases of polio caused by the wild poliovirus type 3 has been reported since two years ago, according to a new report.
13 November 2014, 12:56 PM ET
Citizen scientists already use their phones to report roadkill, light pollution and invasive plants, using free apps. In 2013, Dutch researchers went a step further, transforming smartphones into scientific instruments.
13 November 2014, 12:18 PM ET
Stretching increases flexibility not by stretching out the muscle tissue, but by retraining the nervous system, experts say.
13 November 2014, 12:00 PM ET
Male chimpanzees who are meaner to females tend to sire more offspring, which could have implications for the roots of gender violence in humans.
13 November 2014, 10:25 AM ET
The polar vortex isn't the only weather system to blame for your frozen fingertips.
13 November 2014, 08:21 AM ET
Here are some facts about cells — the basic unit of life.
13 November 2014, 07:10 AM ET
When a pair of fishermen waded into the frigid waters of the southern Baltic Sea about 5,000 years ago, they probably didn't realize that the shifting seabed beneath their feet was recording their every move.
13 November 2014, 07:08 AM ET
Stone Age fishermen got stuck in the mud on the southern shore of Denmark's Lolland Island 5,000 years ago. Their footprints have been there ever since.
13 November 2014, 07:05 AM ET
The mysterious matter called dark matter may not be made of tiny particles, as most scientists believe, but instead may consist of chunks as large as an asteroid, researchers say.
13 November 2014, 07:02 AM ET
The United States and China surprised climate-policy watchers by announcing a rare accord to cut carbon pollution. Experts are hopeful that an agreement between the world's two biggest economies bodes well for a global climate pact.
12 November 2014, 08:29 PM ET
These ocean-dwelling mammals evolved from ancestors that lived on land!
12 November 2014, 05:19 PM ET
Taking vitamin B12 and folic acid supplements may not reduce the risk of developing memory and thinking problems in older people, a new study finds.
12 November 2014, 05:13 PM ET
It may be possible to identify which Army soldiers are at high risk for suicide following a psychiatric hospitalization by using a new mathematical model, a new study suggests.
12 November 2014, 05:00 PM ET
Plan to buy a fitness tracker like the Basis Carbon Steel or Jawbone Up 24? Check out LiveScience's in-depth reviews before making a purchase.
12 November 2014, 04:13 PM ET
A new species of gecko has been found living among the crumbling remains of an old French fort in northern Madagascar. The gecko, nocturnal by nature, is a master of camouflage and seamlessly blends in with the surrounding rocks and fortress ruins.
12 November 2014, 04:02 PM ET
The Go is a new fitness tracker from watchmaker Soleus that tracks daily steps, calories burned, distanced traveled, workouts and sleep.
12 November 2014, 02:50 PM ET
To capture more energy from the sun, one company is putting solar panels where they've never gone before: in the street.
12 November 2014, 02:05 PM ET
In the hopes of uncovering the genetic basis for extremely long life spans, scientists have sequenced the genomes of 17 of the world's oldest living people.
12 November 2014, 01:40 PM ET
Many of the drugs that treat mental health problems are discovered by serendipity, and because new drugs are scarce, researchers may need to look more closely at the possible psychiatric effects of existing prescription and illegal drugs.
12 November 2014, 01:14 PM ET
For the first time in history, a spacecraft built on Earth has softly landed on the face of a comet speeding through deep space.
12 November 2014, 12:10 PM ET
Skeletal remains have finally been discovered inside a lavish burial complex in Greece that is thought to be the largest of its kind in the Greek world and dates back to the era of Alexander the Great.
12 November 2014, 08:44 AM ET
Chimpanzee culture is not nearly as developed as human culture, and a new study suggests that the reason is not cognitive capability, but motivation to learn.
12 November 2014, 07:15 AM ET
The female mud snake found May 28 in Georgia had cloudy eyes and patches of white, thickened scales. A strange, dark-gray material covered the inside of her mouth, and the skin on the front of her face had peeled away, leaving behind an angry red mess.
12 November 2014, 07:10 AM ET
A mysterious fungus is sickening snakes in the American East and Midwest. The illness, called snake fungal disease, causes a variety of symptoms, including scabs and crusty scales, cloudy eyes and swollen faces.