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29 July 2015, 01:14 AM ET
Can perky penguins survive as the oceans grow crowded?
28 July 2015, 10:04 PM ET
Homo floresiensis, a diminutive hominin dubbed the hobbit, lived about 17,000 years ago on a remote Indonesian island.
28 July 2015, 09:22 PM ET
Magnetism is the phenomenon that arises from the force between objects that produce fields that attract or repel other objects.
28 July 2015, 06:43 PM ET
One of the last five northern white rhinoceroses in the world has died. Three females and one male are left.
28 July 2015, 04:24 PM ET
A female panda in Hong Kong celebrated her 37th birthday today (July 28), becoming the oldest panda in captivity, and setting two new Guinness World Records in the process.
28 July 2015, 03:56 PM ET
Treasure hunters off the coast of Florida recently pulled up the haul of a lifetime.
28 July 2015, 03:19 PM ET
Remains of 4 men buried at the Jamestown church where Captain John Smith and Pocahontas married have now been identified. One grave also held a ‘reliquary’ box, suggesting the deceased may have been Catholic.
28 July 2015, 01:09 PM ET
"Trudy" the corpse flower burst into bloom at the UC Botanical Garden in Berkeley, California, on Saturday, July 25. These rare plants smell like rotting meat.
28 July 2015, 11:31 AM ET
Archaeologists have identified four of the men who were buried at the historic American settlement of Jamestown, and all were prominent leaders of the community.
28 July 2015, 11:30 AM ET
Archaeologists have identified four of the men who were buried at the historic American settlement of Jamestown, and all were prominent leaders of the community.
28 July 2015, 11:22 AM ET
A new image captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft highlights an impact basin on the Saturn moon Tethys. Called Odysseus, the 280-mile-wide (450 kilometers) impact basin is nearly half as wide as the satellite itself.
28 July 2015, 11:21 AM ET
Polar bears are known to be excellent swimmers, but new research suggests that they are also superb divers.
28 July 2015, 10:02 AM ET
Secret structures hidden within the serrated teeth of Tyrannosaurus rex and other theropods helped the fearsome dinosaurs tear apart their prey without chipping their pearly whites, a new study finds.
28 July 2015, 08:27 AM ET
The ashy peak of a volcano stands out amid a snowy scene, hinting at a recent eruption, in newly released images from NASA.
28 July 2015, 08:17 AM ET
Why does the world need two kinds of Diet Pepsi?
28 July 2015, 03:06 AM ET
The menu says snapper, or grouper, or even puffer fish — but what is really on your plate?
28 July 2015, 02:57 AM ET
Folic acid is a synthetic form of folate, also known as vitamin B9. It is commonly prescribed for pregnant women.
27 July 2015, 08:30 PM ET
Properties, sources and uses of the element tin.
27 July 2015, 05:00 PM ET
Got questions about artificial intelligence? Stephen Hawking has answers.
27 July 2015, 04:27 PM ET
Leprosy is often thought to be an ancient disease, but leprosy-causing bacteria continue to infect people in the southern United States, including in Florida, where nine people have been diagnosed with the disease so far this year.
27 July 2015, 04:15 PM ET
When you order fish at a restaurant, you may not be getting what you think. The F.D.A. approves lists of fish species that can be grouped into labels such as snappers and groupers. The International advocacy organization Oceana explains.
27 July 2015, 04:10 PM ET
A number of prominent scientists have signed on to a letter warning that autonomous weapons should be banned.
27 July 2015, 11:36 AM ET
For the first time, scientists have injected lasers into cells, making them light up from the inside, an advance that could one day help treat problems inside the human body such as cancer, researchers say.
27 July 2015, 07:07 AM ET
A prehistoric disaster, possibly an epidemic, may be responsible for the remains of nearly 100 bodies found stuffed into a 5,000-year-old house in northeast China.
26 July 2015, 09:47 AM ET
The extensive estuarine saltwater marshes of eastern North America are large, flat, grassy areas that are flooded daily by the semidiurnal tides of the Atlantic Ocean. Check out these salt marsh photos.
26 July 2015, 07:51 AM ET
Here are the most interesting, amazing and unusual things that happened in the world of science this week. A recap of Live Science's best.
25 July 2015, 08:15 AM ET
Dark matter is the mysterious stuff that cosmologists think makes up 85 percent of matter in the universe. A new theory says dark matter might resemble a known particle. If true, it would open up a window onto an invisible, dark matter version of physics.
25 July 2015, 06:55 AM ET
Here are the stories behind the most amazing images in the world of science this week. A recap of the coolest photos featured on Live Science.
24 July 2015, 07:22 PM ET
NASA unveiled a false-color look at Pluto Thursday (July 23) to highlight the weird differences in terrain on the dwarf planet. The enhanced color allows scientists to detect differences in the composition and texture of Pluto's surface.
24 July 2015, 02:36 PM ET
Concentric circles of rocky hills and valleys in South Africa tell a story of a billion-year-old collapsed volcano in newly released photos from NASA.
24 July 2015, 12:17 PM ET
The Peruvian government plans to make contact with the isolated Mashco Piro tribe, hoping to quell further violence in their remote region.
24 July 2015, 08:30 AM ET
Have you ever toked up? Sparked a spliff? Smoked weed? If you have, you're not alone — 44 percent of all Americans surveyed in a new Gallup poll say they've tried marijuana.
24 July 2015, 08:11 AM ET
A view of the deepest layer of Earth's crust under the Tibetan Plateau is possible thanks to satellite measurements of Earth's varying gravity. Results showed the layer is rucked into a series of bumps and troughs, like a kicked-up rug.
24 July 2015, 01:44 AM ET
Static electricity results from an imbalance between negative and positive charges in objects.
23 July 2015, 06:27 PM ET
The mighty megafauna of the last ice age, including the wooly mammoths, short faced bears and cave lions, largely went extinct because of rapid climate-warming events, a new study finds.
23 July 2015, 04:17 PM ET
NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has spotted more than 500 new potential alien planets, including an Earth-like planet amid a dozen that may be capable of supporting life.