Astronomers have observed a star that's so far away, its light took 9 billion years to reach us here on Earth — about 4.5 billion years before our solar system even existed.
"Mad" Mike Hughes launched himself from the Mojave Desert on a self-made rocket before landing back to Earth, a little dinged up.
Tiangong-1, China's first space station, is currently falling back to Earth and will soon make an uncontrolled entry through our atmosphere. Here's a look back at the 9-ton space lab.
In an online publication, this astronomer reports the detection of a very bright object in the night sky that wasn't there before. Turns out, he's thousands of years late for this discovery.
Slashing pigs with swords doesn't sound like science. But that's exactly what scientists had volunteers do — hack away at a pig carcass with a Japanese samurai sword called a katana.
One of the world's most brilliant minds, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking has died. Here, we honor the man who changed the way we look at the universe.
One of the brightest minds, Stephen Hawking has died at age 76. As we mourn his death and celebrate his life, here's a look back at some of his most intriguing words.
A forensic anthropologist says he's 99 percent sure bones found on this Pacific Island belong to the lost Amelia Earhart.
Live Science keeps you up to date on all the research findings linked to vaping, answering questions about why people vape, how vaping affects the body and more.
Here, you'll find the latest news on solar power, including technologies like solar panels that collect the sun's rays and turn that light into energy.
Here's the latest news on entrepreneur and business magnate Elon Musk, from the latest feature on the Tesla to an advance in his Hyperloop transport system.
Live Science keeps up with the most interesting SpaceX developments and achievements, including the Tesla Roadster that is hurtling through space and the Falcon Heavy rocket that carried it there.
Here's the latest news on all things tardigrades, from recent discoveries, to dissections of their oddities, to breakdowns of various mysteries.
Live Science is here to dissect the latest achievements and discoveries in the bizarre quantum world of computing.