01 April 2015, 05:09 PM ET
The astronauts living and working on the International Space Station are eye to eye with a deadly super typhoon as it heads toward the Philippines.
01 April 2015, 04:48 PM ET
The world's oldest person, a 117-year-old woman in Japan named Misao Okawa, died today. Okawa was born on March 5, 1898, and died of heart failure just a few weeks after celebrating her birthday.
01 April 2015, 04:46 PM ET
Stunning new global maps of rain and snow pummeling the planet were released by NASA today.
01 April 2015, 04:27 PM ET
The orbiting Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Constellation quantifies precipitation across the entire Earth. Data 'swaths' from 10 satellites overlay to form NASA's animated Integrated Multi-satellite Retrievals for GPM (IMERG).
01 April 2015, 02:40 PM ET
Night owls may enjoy staying up late, but their belated bedtimes may be a detriment to their health in middle age, a new study finds.
01 April 2015, 02:01 PM ET
The one-humped hybrid camel would have been somewhat of an alien along the Danube River in the late 17th century during the Ottoman War, leading to its nickname, "sunken ship in the desert."
01 April 2015, 01:01 PM ET
The individual would have fallen down a narrow shaft in the Sterkfontein Caves in South Africa some 3.7 million years ago, the researchers say. This left behind a nearly complete skeleton that could yield key insights on human evolution.
01 April 2015, 01:00 PM ET
Take a stroll through some of humanity's ancestors, including a relative dubbed Little Foot, which scientists have just found lived at about the same time as famed Lucy, an australopithecine.
01 April 2015, 01:00 PM ET
Even though some polar bears are hunting on land more often in areas hit by shrinking Arctic sea ice, a diet of bird eggs and berries can't sustain these huge animals, a new study finds.
01 April 2015, 12:15 PM ET
The tardigrade is only one of many animals that has amazing and extreme abilities, according to a new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City.
01 April 2015, 10:34 AM ET
Many poor souls have been victims of April Fools' Day jokes, and science — with it's reputation for achieving stunning and sometimes fantastic feats — makes for some of the best fodder.
01 April 2015, 10:31 AM ET
Animals have some amazing abilities, from a Hercules beetle that can lift 80 times its weight to the microscopic water bear (or tardigrade) that can survive for 10 years without water. Here's a look at some from a new museum exhibit.
01 April 2015, 09:47 AM ET
In an underground cave in Israel, archaeologists unearthed 3,000-year-old Egyptian artifacts that had been spared by tomb robbers.
01 April 2015, 09:28 AM ET
Ancient Mars may have featured oceans with huge, slow-moving waves. Studying the shorelines these waves may have carved could shed light on the ancient Martian climate, such as whether or not it had seas long enough for life to potentially develop.
01 April 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.
01 April 2015, 07:38 AM ET
Antarctic octopuses survive subzero temperatures because of the blue pigments in their blood, a new study finds.
01 April 2015, 07:28 AM ET
A trumpet player learned he had a rare medical condition that revealed itself only while he was playing the brass, according to a new report of the man's case.
01 April 2015, 03:02 AM ET
Everyone needs to unwind, but we don't all do it in the same way. Among the 50 states, it is people in West Virginia who most commonly report taking mood-altering drugs to help them relax, whereas Alaskans are the least likely to say the same, a new poll
01 April 2015, 03:00 AM ET
People in these U.S. states report using drugs to improve their mood or help them relax.
31 March 2015, 09:28 PM ET
There's a reason this porpoise is smiling.
31 March 2015, 09:13 PM ET
Save the river porpoise, save China.
31 March 2015, 08:54 PM ET
With this in mind, it makes sense that our bodies' cells could perform well under the harsh conditions of feast and famine.
31 March 2015, 08:24 PM ET
While it is entirely right to understand the psychological make-up of the young man who appears to have been responsible it’s not as simple as blaming "mental illness," much less "depression."
31 March 2015, 08:15 PM ET
Some city ants, like their human counterparts, are eating a junk-food-heavy diet.
31 March 2015, 07:17 PM ET
Ultraviolet light is a type of electromagnetic radiation. These high-frequency waves can damage living tissue.
31 March 2015, 07:01 PM ET
A mysterious condition that gives the tongue a mottled appearance that can sometimes resemble a map of the continents has long baffled scientists, but new research may offer some clues to its causes.
31 March 2015, 07:00 PM ET
The blackpoll warbler migrates more than 1,500 miles (2,400 kilometers) in two or three days, a new tracking study confirms.
31 March 2015, 04:47 PM ET
With a built-in heart rate sensor and GPS tracking, the Surge is one of the most comprehensive fitness trackers on the market.
31 March 2015, 04:24 PM ET
Pregnancy lasts about 40 weeks and is divided into three stages, or trimesters, each with unique symptoms and changes in the mother's body and in fetal development.
31 March 2015, 04:10 PM ET
A new global map of water surface temperatures is so visually stunning that it easily may be mistaken for art.
31 March 2015, 04:07 PM ET
The cyberwood, which continues to work even after its living components die, is made from a combination of tobacco plant and teensy carbon tubes. The result could lead to better technologies in night-vision cameras and temperature sensors.
31 March 2015, 01:48 PM ET
Warning: Graphic Images. Using magnets outside the patient’s body, surgeons can guide small devices within the abdomen thanks to a team of mechanical engineers from Vanderbilt University.