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05 December 2014, 08:09 PM ET
Removing a tick correctly can lessen the chance of contracting a tick-borne illness.
05 December 2014, 07:00 PM ET
A great horned owl went for an unexpected swim in Lake Michigan this week, after two peregrine falcons forced it into the water, according to Chicago birders who saw the territorial skirmish firsthand.
05 December 2014, 06:00 PM ET
The wreck of a World War II-era cable ship was recently discovered in the waters off Hawaii.
05 December 2014, 04:59 PM ET
The 2012-2014 California drought is the worst to parch central and southern California in the past 1,200 years.
05 December 2014, 02:16 PM ET
Most cases of Lou Gehrig's disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), have no known cause, but a new study finds genes may play a larger role in these cases than previously thought.
05 December 2014, 02:00 PM ET
The secret ingredients used in the finishes of 18th century mandolins included algae and lava from Mount Vesuvius.
05 December 2014, 12:07 PM ET
James Watson has a new claim to fame: His Nobel Prize medal just sold for a record-breaking $4.76 million.
05 December 2014, 10:15 AM ET
It's the spacecraft NASA has been waiting for. The space agency's new capsule, designed to help deliver humans to deep space destinations such as Mars someday, has just launched on its rigorous first test flight.
05 December 2014, 09:47 AM ET
California's rain shortfall isn't unprecedented, but its parched soils are. Researchers blame the heat.
05 December 2014, 08:08 AM ET
Virtual reality is a growing technology used in everything from videogames to rehab clinics to the battlefield. But a new study in rats shows that the virtual world affects the brain differently than real-world environments, which could offer clues for ho
05 December 2014, 07:00 AM ET
Exclusive to LiveScience.com, UCS announces this year's "Got Science" Champions.
05 December 2014, 06:14 AM ET
The Microsoft Band is a wristband fitness tracker designed for people who want to be able to track their workouts and also have access to email, texts and other reminders at a glance.
05 December 2014, 06:09 AM ET
Yosemite Falls reappeared in full glory after two days of significant rain in the Sierra Nevada.
05 December 2014, 12:09 AM ET
Scientists have discovered that electric eels use shocks to “remote control” their prey, causing involuntary spasms that reveal the target’s location and prevent its escape.
04 December 2014, 11:13 PM ET
Science has always been competitive. There are more ideas for new research projects than there is money to fund them – and there are more people wanting to pursue careers in research than there are jobs for them to fill.
04 December 2014, 08:17 PM ET
For women, regularly taking aspirin may do more harm than good, a new study finds. But once women reach age 65, the benefits outweigh the risks, researchers said.
04 December 2014, 07:25 PM ET
'Tis the season for toys, and potential injuries, as more than 3,000,000 U.S. children went to the hospital with toy-related emergencies over the last two decades — those injuries are growing more common in recent years, but why?
04 December 2014, 06:15 PM ET
Type I diabetes is a disease where the pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that signals the body's cells to absorb glucose from the bloodstream and convert it into energy.
04 December 2014, 06:04 PM ET
Plate tectonics is the theory that Earth's outer shell is divided into several plates that glide over the mantle.
04 December 2014, 05:58 PM ET
The panda, whose behavior is being studied, was caught munching on some bamboo at the Wolong Nature Reserve in southwestern China.
04 December 2014, 04:34 PM ET
Tommy the chimpanzee was denied a writ of habeas corpus and will not be recognized as a legal person by a New York state appeals court.
04 December 2014, 04:04 PM ET
Shallow ocean waters everywhere around Antarctica have warmed steadily for the past 40 years.
04 December 2014, 03:48 PM ET
It's a Saturday morning in June at the Royal Society in London. Computer scientists, public figures and reporters have gathered to witness or take part in a decades-old challenge.
04 December 2014, 03:07 PM ET
While it may seem like pufferfish hold their breath as they inflate, they can actually breathe as they puff up. But this trick may actually tire pufferfish out and put them at risk of being eaten once they've deflated, a new study finds.
04 December 2014, 02:07 PM ET
The idea of inanimate objects coming to life as intelligent beings has been around for a long time. The ancient Greeks had myths about robots, and Chinese and Egyptian engineers built automatons.
04 December 2014, 02:00 PM ET
Smoking cigarettes is linked to the disappearance of the Y chromosome in the blood — a side effect that might explain why men who smoke are at greater risk for cancer than women who smoke.
04 December 2014, 01:22 PM ET
This year's flu season may be more severe compared to some previous years, and the current flu shot may not protect as well, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said today.
04 December 2014, 08:33 AM ET
A large electric eel captures a fish during its high-voltage discharge. Sound comes from a loudspeaker wired to electrodes in the water, which pick up the eel’s discharge.
04 December 2014, 06:58 AM ET
The most recent major ice age on Earth might have begun with the buildup of ice sheets in Antarctica, researchers say.
04 December 2014, 06:55 AM ET
An ancient Roman pond, surrounded by bits of Roman pottery, garbage pits and even a bronze fingernail cleaner, was unearthed in Barnham, a village in southern England. The discovery provides evidence that Romans once occupied the region.