Halloween is the halfway point between the autumnal equinox and winter solstice, the last of four "cross-quarter" days on the solar calendar.
Scientists have long understood what makes bubbly. But the odd behavior of tiny trains of gas beads had remained a mystery.
Scientists are just as frustrated as you in trying to figure out what causes various skin irritations and how to put an end to all the scratching. But there are some things you should know.
In addition to strangling pretty flowers, weeds squeeze pocketbooks worldwide. Weed-related costs add up to more than $500 billion.
Why: "Nothing gets a student's attention like the possibility that I might kill myself." How: "Even if it's on fire, wood doesn't get that hot."
What you hear depends on who you're with. Scientists have found that while many rumors can cause mistrust, gossiping can bring friends closer together.
X-rays and microwaves have all sorts of applications, but researchers are just beginning to explore lesser known T-rays.
They work the night shift, let their roots die, and fend off thirsty predators to conserve every precious drop.
In the heat of the summer, LiveScience peels back the mysteries of a hot topic that can make anyone red in the face. Learn the naked truth behind our favorite star and what it can do to you.
Vaseline, food preservatives, paper and the chemical in rat poison help make the colorful shapes and sounds.
If you lifted your head from ground level to 15 feet in a second, you'd surely faint. But you don't have a 26-pound heart.
Some scientists say the worst mass extinction since the dinosaur demise is underway, and humans are at least partly to blame. Amid the doom, some tales of hope.
Researchers have discovered the molecular signals that spark the killer instinct in cells that form your body's firt line of defense.
Researchers are exploring everything from hormone implants to underarm gels and removable plugs to put the birth control onus on men.
Walking upside-down requires a careful balance of adhesion and weight, and specialized trekking tools to combat the constant tug of gravity.
A new study of ancient organisms indicates they survived the coldest, harshest conditions nature ever created.
Twenty-five years after the discovery of the first confirmed case of AIDS, LiveScience takes you inside viruses to see how they infect.