08 October 2013, 10:04 AM ET
At the site of an ancient island fort in Sweden, archaeologists have uncovered what appear to be victims of a sudden massacre, whose bodies were frozen in time for centuries much like the victims of Pompeii.
07 October 2013, 03:00 PM ET
Ancient homnids may have overused toothpicks, helping to explain why the jaws of the oldest-known extinct human relatives varied so much. The overuse may have also led to inflammation and infection.
07 October 2013, 02:37 PM ET
A sundial found marking a Bronze Age grave in the Ukraine, the oldest of its kind, reveals the technical savvy of a lost civilization and may have marked the final resting place of a man sacrificed or otherwise marked as a messenger to the gods.
07 October 2013, 01:02 PM ET
An ancient Bronze Age sundial dates back more than 3,000 years, making it the oldest of its kind ever found. The sundial used a combination of methods to mark time by the sun, revealing the technological savvy of its creators.
05 October 2013, 08:48 AM ET
From the discoverer of pulsars to the "first lady of physics," here are six people who should have earned science's greatest prize.
04 October 2013, 04:41 PM ET
LiveScience asked scientists what categories they would add to the Nobel Prizes if they could. The range of answers is almost as wide as the range of disciplines polled, though there was most overlap in math, followed by technology and the social sciences
04 October 2013, 04:25 PM ET
Since 1901, the awarding of the Nobel Prizes has been among the most closely watched — and the most controversial — ceremonies in the world. And the 2013 Nobel Prizes, which will be announced beginning Monday (Oct. 7), will not be any different.
04 October 2013, 01:26 PM ET
The Nobel Prizes have recognized the very best of human achievements. But the origins of the Nobel Prizes, and the life of Alfred Nobel, tell a very different story, one tainted by the deaths of untold thousands of people.
02 October 2013, 06:27 PM ET
Sometimes truth may be stranger than fiction, but for best-selling author Tom Clancy, the two are often more closely paralleled. Here are four true stories from Tom Clancy's novels
01 October 2013, 06:42 PM ET
A tale of an Indonesian volcano, a monk, and the mass graves of London.
01 October 2013, 09:47 AM ET
An ancient bow and arrow was revealed high in the mountains of Norway when an ancient patch of snow melted. The findings suggest more objects could be revealed, and lost, with climate change.
30 September 2013, 09:18 PM ET
Francis Crick's work unlocked the secret to how genetic material gets passed from parent to child.
30 September 2013, 05:43 PM ET
An ancient bow and arrow was revealed high in the mountains of Norway when an ancient patch of snow melted. The findings suggest more objects could be revealed, then lost, with climate change.
30 September 2013, 05:23 PM ET
An analysis of the effects of the last government shutdown sheds light on what would happen this time around.
30 September 2013, 02:21 PM ET
The city's remains, which include cuneiform texts and artwork from palaces, are now part of a mound created by human occupation rising about 32 feet above the surrounding plain.
30 September 2013, 02:12 PM ET
The Illuminati was an 18th-century secret society made up of influential intellectuals of the time. Also known as the Bavarian Illuminati, they opposed the Church's control over science; promoted the education of women; and opposed state oppression.
30 September 2013, 01:24 PM ET
From a massive structure beneath the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea Scrolls to a palace that may have been used by King David, archaeological discoveries abound in the Holy Land, a place of great religious importance.
30 September 2013, 12:49 PM ET
Cuneiform inscriptions and works of art reveal the palaces that flourished in the city called Idu throughout its history thousands of years ago.
27 September 2013, 03:12 PM ET
Displeased with the Leicester Cathedral's tomb design, some members of the Richard III Society are reportedly pulling their funds from the medieval king's reinterment.
27 September 2013, 01:45 AM ET
Alexander the Great's empire stretched from the Balkans to modern-day Pakistan.
27 September 2013, 12:56 AM ET
Kelvin is useful in scientific applications because there are no negative numbers. The lowest temperature on the scale is 0 K.
26 September 2013, 02:21 PM ET
The body, sealed for 2,600 years until this week, may be a relative of the legendary fifth king of Rome.
26 September 2013, 12:09 PM ET
The gruesome fossilized scene depicts a predatory amphibian that bit off more than it could chew. The larger creature died mid-meal with the smaller one's body half-consumed some 300 million years ago.
26 September 2013, 11:12 AM ET
A fossil containing the remains of a large, predatory amphibian choking on another creature is up for auction in October, along with various other amazing fossils, such as that of a ruminating hog.
25 September 2013, 07:09 PM ET
The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine has been described as the worst nuclear disaster the world has ever seen.
25 September 2013, 06:26 PM ET
Celsius is a measurement of temperature in which 0 degrees represents the freezing point of water, and 100 degrees represents water’s boiling point.
25 September 2013, 08:55 AM ET
The people lived on the most isolated landmass on Earth, where "walking" statues reside, but even so they seemed to rely on terrestrial resources, mainly the Polynesian rat, for food.
24 September 2013, 05:51 PM ET
Fahrenheit is the temperature scale used primarily in the United States. It sets the freezing point of water at 32 and the boiling point at 212.
24 September 2013, 04:36 PM ET
Science fiction seems to possess an uncanny ability to predict the future. Jules Verne foretold rocket ships and submarines, H.G. Wells predicted the atomic bomb, and Arthur C. Clarke gave us satellites and online newspapers. But not all science fiction i
24 September 2013, 02:33 PM ET
Scientists have unearthed ancient leopard traps in Israel. Though originally thought to be just a few hundred years old, dating revealed they were nearly 5,000 years old.
24 September 2013, 11:58 AM ET
Lincoln has stirred passions by appearing in a stereoscopic photograph taken on the day of the Gettysburg Address. But is Lincoln really in the photo? And if so, which of two images of a bearded man in a black stovepipe hat is the real Lincoln?
23 September 2013, 12:50 PM ET
The finding is the first archaeological evidence of bloodsucking parasites plaguing Fido's ancestors in Egypt during the classical era of Roman rule. The tiny nuisances may have carried diseases leading to the puppy's early demise.