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.
17 October 2013, 01:30 PM ET
The pursuit of everlasting life has traditionally been consigned to the realms of fantasy, science fiction or eccentric millionaires. But now, one of the world’s tech giants is behind the venture.
17 October 2013, 07:36 AM ET
From biography to children's books to science fiction, graphic novels featured in a panel at this year's Comic Con all share a strong focus on storytelling that's based on real science.
16 October 2013, 11:51 AM ET
Having led Japan through the 2011 nuclear crisis, the elder statesman is now campaigning for a world without nuclear power.
16 October 2013, 03:42 AM ET
Burn risk tends to increase in the fall, but it doesn't have to.
15 October 2013, 08:57 PM ET
Research shows compassion often trumps obedience, and that's a lesson society should take to heart.
15 October 2013, 02:43 PM ET
A new study by Tomohisa Toda and colleagues, published today in Developmental Cell, has contributed novel insights into how the process of birth can regulate specific aspects of brain development.
15 October 2013, 09:51 AM ET
The government shutdown was ironic from the moment it began — It happened over the health care law, which started registration the moment the government shut down on Oct.1. The odd effects of the shutdown haven't ceased in the two-plus days since.
13 October 2013, 06:27 AM ET
Evolution's matchmaker, a lost prehistoric code and obese pets are a few of the cool stories we found in Science this week.
12 October 2013, 10:17 AM ET
Leaf peeping, chocolate frogs and dancing atoms - just a few of the amazing images we found in Science.
11 October 2013, 08:40 PM ET
Facts take precedence over opinion in the news cycle.
11 October 2013, 07:00 PM ET
A small fraction of the United States population feels a cultural affinity to Judaism, despite having no ancestral or direct religious ties to it, new research suggests. Those people tend to be more Republican-leaning and conservative than Jews.
11 October 2013, 11:59 AM ET
Where do people use the Internet the most? The least? A new study charts the patterns of Internet use by country and has come up with some surprising results.
11 October 2013, 08:29 AM ET
Through various means, including inspections and destruction, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has sought to implement a convention prohibiting the production and storage of chemical weapons.
11 October 2013, 08:02 AM ET
If you dread going back to work on Monday morning, the trick is to prepare better on Friday afternoon.
10 October 2013, 07:01 PM ET
Kissing may have evolved to help people assess the genetic potential of their mates, according to new research that finds that the pickier the person, the more likely they are to care about kissing. Smooches may also serve to bond relationships together.
10 October 2013, 11:02 AM ET
From magnetic implants that allow people to see magnetic fields to vests that allow the deaf to feel sounds, the future holds many new technologies that could allow humans to have an array of supersenses to compliment the five they normally use.
10 October 2013, 06:46 AM ET
Etiquette expert Barbara Pachter tells us how to deal with the modern business world's most sticky situations.