13 July 2015, 01:52 PM ET
Investigation of imagery and other data from the approaching probe reveal Pluto to be larger than previous estimates. Principal investigator Alan Stern explains the implications on ice composition, rock estimates, and atmospheric composition.
09 July 2015, 12:14 PM ET
The Pitcher plant (N. hemsleyana) structure reflects ultrasonic calls from insectivorous bats (Kerivoula hardwicki) and "relatively cool place to roost." The bats leave dropping behind providing a fertilizer for the plants.
09 July 2015, 11:09 AM ET
Climate change is making more southerly locales too hot for bumblebees to survive, but they are not spreading north as the climate warms. That could spell trouble for many crops, which require the pollinators to produce fruits and veggies.
06 July 2015, 04:57 PM ET
Nearly 30 observations were lost due to a glitch during a system update on July 4th, 2015. NASA principal investigator Alan Stern lists the data that will not be retrieved from July 4th until July 7th.
30 June 2015, 03:49 PM ET
A bright object lit up the skies at 1:29 EST on June 29th, 2015 across multiple southeastern states.
26 June 2015, 05:08 PM ET
Heritage livestock breeds are going extinct at the rate of one species per month. In a 20-year project to cryopreserve genetic material from endangered North American breeds, SVF Foundation aims to insure against potential catastrophe.
26 June 2015, 09:40 AM ET
Coral reefs that glow in an impressive array of fluorescent colors were discovered in the Red Sea.
25 June 2015, 06:17 PM ET
On June 19th, 2015, BAE systems' F-35B "ramp-launched" like skateboarder off a quarter pipe. The plane is designed for vertical landing but not take-offs. Two newly constructed UK aircraft carriers were specifically designed to host this jet.
23 June 2015, 06:38 PM ET
Buttock Enhancement Is Dangerous And Can Kill You
Caution: Graphic Medical Images.
Sophely Ouk didn’t think it would hurt her. She had seen many of her friends do it. So what could go wrong? Life-threatening illness requiring surgery and treatment
23 June 2015, 10:11 AM ET
Discoid cockroaches (Blaberus discoidalis) roll their bodies to help them get through narrow obstacles. Roboticists took natures design and added it to their VelociRoACH robot.
22 June 2015, 02:41 PM ET
Imagine your video camera shooting at a frame-rate in the quadrillionths of a second.
18 June 2015, 06:37 PM ET
The imaging technique is based on a concept Alexander Graham Bell discovered in the 1880s, it combines laser light and ultrasound. In this case, at a rate of 20 3-D images per second, scientists are able to study red blood cells in great detail.
17 June 2015, 07:57 PM ET
In this NSF 'video noir', a forensic team investigates with futuristic light tech. Tweet #photonicfuture to @ NSF with your answer if you can solve the mystery.
17 June 2015, 10:44 AM ET
Reaching a a maximum throat temperature of 1253°C, an additively manufactured combustion camber and nozzle by Airbus Defence & Space survived 618 ignitions, a total operation time of over an hour and one continuous 32 minute burn.
16 June 2015, 05:33 PM ET
Three days of GOES-East satellite imagery has been compiled to show the progress of the storm over the Gulf of Mexico from June 14th-16th, 2015. It makes landfall on the Texas coast on June 16th.
16 June 2015, 01:29 PM ET
Love social media? It may be making you individually dumber. Research into wasp brains shows that central cognitive processing decreased as social behavior increased.
12 June 2015, 11:17 AM ET
The Large Hadron Collider is the world’s most powerful particle accelerator. Scientists sift through data generated by this facility, trying to understand the deepest and most fundamental laws of the universe.
12 June 2015, 11:13 AM ET
Astronomers have long known that galaxies spin more quickly than can be explained by the laws of physics.
12 June 2015, 11:07 AM ET
Supersymmetry is widely considered to be one of the most promising theories for extending our understanding of the Universe. In this video, Dr. Don Lincoln explains what Supersymmetry actually is.
11 June 2015, 12:09 PM ET
Hundreds of thousands of low-rise concrete buildings in the U.S. have not been retrofitted for earthquake safety.
09 June 2015, 12:53 PM ET
A West African chimp (Pan troglodytes verus) uses a leaf sponge to steal drinks from a palm tree sap container. This species can get intoxicated on the fermented sap.
08 June 2015, 01:34 PM ET
A survey about men and their cars reveal that 80 percent of men could remember the make and model of their first car but only 50 percent could remember their last physical exam.
04 June 2015, 03:25 PM ET
A research team from Queensland University of Technology captured the antechinus in its natural Australian habitat. Threatened species listing is pending by the state.
04 June 2015, 11:47 AM ET
When Gregory Erickson and Brandon Krick cut open 66 million-year-old Triceratops fossil teeth they found five different well-preserved tissue types.
04 June 2015, 11:37 AM ET
The movie, which premieres in September 2015, is a dramatization of the 1996 mountain climbing disaster on Mount Everest. Its based on the best-selling book "Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster" by Jon Krakauer.
03 June 2015, 02:27 PM ET
Researchers Felix Warneken and Alexandra Rosati have discovered that chimpanzees have the cognitive skills needed to cook food, suggesting that cooking probably came soon after control of fire in human evolution.
02 June 2015, 03:49 PM ET
At the Beyond Today’s Internet Summit, researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas showed a working prototype of a next generation communication system that uses 3D video and force feedback devices to virtually recreate physical therapy.
01 June 2015, 11:25 AM ET
Researchers have found, for the first time time ever, 'normally sexually reproducing vertebrate' are having ‘virgin births.'
01 June 2015, 08:58 AM ET
Neuroscientist Michael Weisend attached electrodes to Live Science staff writer Tanya Lewis' arm and head in order to subject her to 10 minutes of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).
29 May 2015, 07:28 PM ET
Explaining the science of sleep to 11-year-olds can be a demanding task. Stony Brook University presented that task to scientists in its annual "Flame Challenge" event.
29 May 2015, 09:45 AM ET
Trotting along at 5 MPH (8 kph), an autonomous robot built by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has gained the ability to recognize moving obstacles and jump over them.