If a solar storm as big as the Carrington Event struck today, it could lead to years long power outages.
Here are Denisovan facts about their discovery, where and when they lived and what we know about their appearance, genetics and culture.
Earth is constantly showered by space rocks, but how many of these actually land on Earth's surface?
Which of the 12 months has the most births? And why do babies tend to be born at certain times of the year?
What is the smallest bone in the human body? What is the largest bone in the human body? Live Science has the answers.
Here's a look at whether Earth is getting closer to or farther from the sun, why that's happening and what effects it might have on our planet.
If you're in a random group of people, what are the chances that two of the people will have the same birthday?
Scientists recently discovered rare brine pools — dense, salty depressions — at the bottom of the Red Sea, where microbes thrive under extreme conditions.
If the surface of your skin gets too chilly, the brain sets into motion a series of warming tricks such as shivering.
Soda's effervescence comes from processes that super-saturate the liquid with carbon dioxide, which later escapes from the soft drink as tiny, effervescent bubbles.
Researchers in Laos have uncovered an ancient molar that may have belonged to a Denisovan girl who lived up to 164,000 years ago.
The first people who migrated to the Americas from Asia may have had to take a circuitous coastal route, as direct passage overland may have been blocked by a massive wall of ice.
A new analysis of a 1.5 million-year-old human vertebra found in Israel suggests that ancient human relatives dispersed out of Africa in multiple waves.
Astronomers may have for the first time detected and measured the mass of an isolated stellar-mass black hole, a new study finds.
Organic molecules in a Mars meteorite that crash-landed on Earth are not signs of life, but instead formed in chemical reactions between water and rock.
Ancient footprints reveal a mysterious relative of humans may have lived at the same time and in the same area as the famous human ancestor "Lucy" in Tanzania.