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23 October 2014, 08:38 PM ET
A doctor in New York has tested positive for Ebola, the New York Times reported on Thursday evening (Oct. 23).
23 October 2014, 08:15 PM ET
They have a fierce bark and bite!
23 October 2014, 08:00 PM ET
Avocados are a versatile fruit that are packed with nutrients and are a great way to add healthy fat to your diet.
23 October 2014, 07:29 PM ET
Researchers at Cornell University have been researching the brain processes of Jumping Spiders (Phidippus audax). Credit: Cohen lab (Cornell University), Tsevi Beatus, Paul Shamble, Gil Menda
23 October 2014, 06:30 PM ET
A substantial and quick scaling up of Ebola interventions is needed to prevent a catastrophic number of cases and deaths from the disease in parts of Liberia, a new study suggests.
23 October 2014, 04:35 PM ET
A doctor who recently arrived in the United States from West Africa is being tested for Ebola at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, according to the city's health department.
23 October 2014, 03:34 PM ET
When snow and ice thawed during the Antarctic summer last year, a lost notebook was revealed near the century-old base camp that British explorer Captain Robert Falcon Scott established at Cape Evans.
23 October 2014, 03:15 PM ET
A striking black-and-white photo of lions took first prize at the 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, but the international panel of judges awarded a handful of other gifted artists of all ages.
23 October 2014, 02:45 PM ET
Epidemics like Ebola often start when people make contact with animals carrying infectious diseases, but, paradoxically, a certain amount of human exposure to a virus at its source can actually also prevent the extensive spread of a disease, new researc
23 October 2014, 02:37 PM ET
A stunning black-and-white photo of five lionesses relaxing with their cubs in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park has taken the top prize at the 50th Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, held this week at London's Natural History Museum.
23 October 2014, 02:00 PM ET
An ancient rock shelter nestled high in the Peruvian Andes reveals that humans have been living at extreme heights thousands of years earlier than previously thought.
23 October 2014, 02:00 PM ET
An ancient rock shelter nestled high in the Peruvian Andes reveals that humans have been living at extreme heights thousands of years earlier than previously thought.
23 October 2014, 01:27 PM ET
The online Slooh Community Observatory will air a special three-hour solar eclipse webcast Thursday starting at 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT). You can watch the show at http://www.slooh.com, or here at Space.com, courtesy of Slooh.
23 October 2014, 12:56 PM ET
Hidden in ice for more than 100 years, the photography notebook of a British explorer on Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica has been found.
23 October 2014, 11:50 AM ET
Many "brain-training" games may be marketed as a way to boost people's alertness and intelligence, but scientists are now warning that such claims are not based on actual science.
23 October 2014, 11:39 AM ET
The rare Apple-1 computer, which is now the most expensive Apple computer ever sold, was built by Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs' garage in the summer of 1976. The computer still has its original keyboard, power supply and monitor.
23 October 2014, 09:47 AM ET
Ezekiel Emanuel, a bioethicist who wrote a controversial article on aging in The Atlantic last month, explains why he doesn't want to fight death after age 75.
23 October 2014, 09:40 AM ET
Stark images reveal one of the oldest organisms on Earth, the Great Basin Bristlecone Pine, dotting the Rocky Mountains. The dead gnarly wood of these ancient sentinels creates unique and beautiful landscapes across rugged mountaintops.
23 October 2014, 07:48 AM ET
The invisible force that pulls in the Millennium Falcon spacecraft to the Death Star in "Star Wars" movies is still far from becoming a reality, but physicists have developed a miniature version of sorts: a tractor beam that can reel in tiny particles.
23 October 2014, 07:36 AM ET
Humans have been fighting viruses throughout history. Here are the nine viruses that are the world's worst killers, based on their mortality rates, or the sheer numbers of people they have killed.
23 October 2014, 07:25 AM ET
A fossil tusk rescued from the sea proves mammoths swam to Southern California's Channel Islands much earlier than thought, and they beat humans there.
23 October 2014, 01:32 AM ET
When you give medicine to your kids, pay close attention to the dose.
23 October 2014, 01:09 AM ET
The unpredictable nature and novelty of zoonotic pathogens make them incredibly difficult to defend against and respond to. But that does not mean we are helpless in the face of emerging ones.
23 October 2014, 12:51 AM ET
Most of what we taste we actually smell.
22 October 2014, 09:03 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.
22 October 2014, 08:35 PM ET
Sweet potatoes are a surprisingly nutritious vegetable. They are especially high in vitamins A, C, E, and B6, fiber and manganese.
22 October 2014, 08:34 PM ET
Vampire fans have a rich vein of lore to draw from.
22 October 2014, 08:25 PM ET
There are only two species of these chomping machines, find out where they are!
22 October 2014, 08:22 PM ET
Halloween has its roots in a pagan harvest festival, while different traditions were added on throughout the years.
22 October 2014, 08:20 PM ET
The 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the worst Ebola outbreak in history, and has implications for the world. Here is everything we know about the virus, and its spread, so far.
22 October 2014, 08:15 PM ET
Properties, uses and sources of the element titanium.
22 October 2014, 07:13 PM ET
Though Renee Zellweger looks dramatically different than she used to, her facial transformation could be the result of relatively minor cosmetic surgery, weight loss and aging, experts say.
22 October 2014, 06:11 PM ET
One man who contracted Ebola and even had further complications of the infection has now recovered after receiving routine intensive care at a hospital in Germany.
22 October 2014, 05:11 PM ET
The amount of trust that the American public puts in doctors has fallen over the last few decades, a new report finds.
22 October 2014, 02:25 PM ET
The announcement that Apple and Facebook will cover the steep cost of egg freezing for its employees has many people talking about the risks and benefits of the procedure.
22 October 2014, 02:12 PM ET
A new study of fossil records estimates that the 60-foot-long (18 meters) Megalodon shark went extinct 2.6 million years ago.