29 October 2013, 08:13 PM ET
Is America ready for an informed debate on gun violence?
28 October 2013, 04:57 PM ET
Is there an element of surveillance which an individual may find acceptable – or even desirable?
28 October 2013, 02:18 PM ET
From the soulless Jewish monster created from soil to the cannibal ghouls of Native American cultures, here are several spooky ghost traditions from around the world.
28 October 2013, 01:01 PM ET
Anecdotal evidence has long supported the hypothesis that the fair sex is also the "do-a-bunch-of-things-at-the-same-time" sex. And now a study out of the U.K. helps to support the idea women are better at multitasking than men.
28 October 2013, 07:18 AM ET
In the suspension of a German bishop over his extreme spending, the Catholic Church is dealing with ambivalence over wealth that affects a number of religions, and humanity as a whole. Wealth even colors the tiniest of interpersonal interactions.
27 October 2013, 08:31 PM ET
Women are more likely than men to engage in indirect aggression such as rumor spreading and group exclusion. And it turns out that from an evolutionary perspective, such 'catty' behaviors work at eliminating sexual competition, a new paper argues.
27 October 2013, 05:35 AM ET
A mystery blob, scorpion-eating mice and trees of gold? Time for the most interesting stories we could find in Science!
26 October 2013, 08:37 AM ET
Your employees will thank us later.
26 October 2013, 08:36 AM ET
Do you have a toxic co-worker or boss in your office? Here's how to set boundaries and keep them from limiting your potential.
26 October 2013, 08:35 AM ET
Harvard MBA graduate Katrina Lake applied data analytics to fashion and created Stitch Fix, a mail subscription service that uses a combination of algorithms and personal stylists to send women clothes they'll love.
26 October 2013, 04:00 AM ET
Africa's lion kings, clouds spawned by wildfires and cool high-speed photographs are just a few of the amazing images we found this week.
24 October 2013, 04:54 PM ET
Paul Sikkel and reggae star Amlak Tafari discuss the recent controversy of naming a parasite after Bob Marley.
24 October 2013, 09:07 AM ET
As people slip into unconsciousness, the flow of information in their brains gets markedly less efficient, new research shows. The findings suggest there are probably not individual brain cells responsible for consciousness.
23 October 2013, 07:41 PM ET
Would you prefer a beer right now or a bottle of champagne next week? So begins an interesting new study published today in the journal PloS Biology.
23 October 2013, 07:18 PM ET
What is our relationship to robots and how do our attitudes toward them – whether that’s a pervading fear of the singularity or a fond affection – affect the sort of robots we create?
23 October 2013, 06:03 PM ET
People who report having supernatural experiences — such as being healed or hearing God's voice — are more likely to give money to religious organizations, and the more religious certainty people have, the more they are willing to give, a study says.
23 October 2013, 05:00 PM ET
Men slow down for those they love, according to new research that finds that men adjust their walking speed to match a romantic partner's. The study has implications for how groups evolved, as humans traveling together will have to match each other's pace
23 October 2013, 03:37 PM ET
The Roma have one of the most dramatic stories in human history, but few people really know their ancient tale of travel, persecution and survival. Here are five intriguing facts about the Romani.
22 October 2013, 07:02 PM ET
Despite rumors and anecdotal reports, most men have not been cuckolded at high rates. In a Belgian population, between 1 and 2 percent of children's presumed dads were not biologically related to them.
22 October 2013, 03:03 PM ET
Public opinion on pot legalization appears to have crossed a major threshold: For the first time, a Gallup poll found that a solid majority of American adults supports making marijuana legal.
22 October 2013, 11:52 AM ET
Though toddlers are not yet fully developed as conversationalists, talking directly to them can help strengthen their vocabulary and language skills, a new study finds. Overheard conversations and TV, meanwhile, don't do as much for verbal development.
22 October 2013, 08:56 AM ET
It's that time of year again, when people are racking their brains for a great Halloween costume idea. At LiveScience, we've collected some of our favorite science-themed costumes.
22 October 2013, 01:43 AM ET
Part of the problem is that prevention isn’t sexy or flamboyant. There are no pictures of “grateful people” who are recovering, or villains to blame.
21 October 2013, 03:00 PM ET
Babies who have a strong primitive sense of numbers at 6 months of age grow into children with strong math skills at age 3, new research finds. Scientists hope the study will lead to better math education.
21 October 2013, 01:55 PM ET
Girls lag behind boys in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields, but there are ways to prevent the brain drain, studies suggest. Here are some common myths about girls, math and science.
21 October 2013, 12:33 PM ET
Still, online dating's reputation has improved in recent years, about 1 person out of 5 still thinks online daters are desperate, and about half gripe about the problem of misrepresentation online, according to the study.
21 October 2013, 08:10 AM ET
Americans cannot get enough vampires, according to a nationally representative survey on beloved movie monsters conducted even before "Twilight" revived the bloodsucking trend.
20 October 2013, 02:57 AM ET
The addictiveness of Oreos, the mystery of the Yeti and the meteorite found in a Russian lake are just a few of the cool things we found in Science this week.
19 October 2013, 11:28 AM ET
Fish armor, a cat's eye view and the biggest known star are a few of our favorite images from this
18 October 2013, 04:41 PM ET
What motivates people to help others? Could altruistic behavior be influenced by genes?
17 October 2013, 02:20 PM ET
Here's a list of U.S. states and their rankings on the Big Five personality traits, revealing the friendly and conventional South and Midwest, the creative and relaxed East and West Coasts, and the temperamental, uninhibited Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.
17 October 2013, 02:15 PM ET
A new analysis of Americans' personalities reveals three psychological regions in the country: the friendly and conventional South and Midwest, the creative and relaxed East and West coasts and the temperamental and uninhibited Northeast and Mid-Atlantic.