Here's a look at stunning images captured of the partial solar eclipse and the ring of fire.
The Congo's Mount Nyiragongo erupted Saturday night (May 22), sending thousands of people fleeing across the border into Rwanda and filling the skies with orange-red smoke.
During the so-called Super Flower Blood Moon lunar eclipse, the face of the moon will turn a brick-red hue. Here's why.
The U.S. Space Force launched a giant rocket Tuesday (May 18) carrying a satellite that will circle Earth's equator and alert the ground of any incoming missiles, according to news reports.
Here's a look at Mars' Jezero Crater, the gorgeous basin where the Perseverance rover touched down and is looking for signs of ancient microbial life.
From a colossal explosion to mystery burps deciphered, here were some of the top stories in physics in 2020.
Here's how to catch the great conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter, something that hasn't happened this spectacularly in nearly 800 years.
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted beginning Sunday (Dec. 20) night local time, with dramatic lava fountains and huge puffs of gas and steam being launched from the summit crater called Halema'uma'u.
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The Nobel Prize in physics has been awarded to three scientists for their work involving one of the cosmos's most mysterious, darkest, secrets — black holes.
New Zealand, a country of about 4.8 million, has now gone 100 days without a single locally transmitted case of COVID-19.
If you're a science geek like us, you'll love the new and improved Live Science merch store, where you can get all of your science-y gear, from t-shirts and mugs to tote bags and stickers.
Hanna, the first hurricane of the Atlantic season, is walloping southeast Texas and northeast Mexico with heavy rains and dangerous flash flooding, according to the National Hurricane Center.
Tropical Storm Hanna, now packing maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (120 km/h), has become the first Atlantic hurricane of the season, as it treks west toward the coast of Texas
More than 350 elephants in Botswana have mysteriously died since May, in a phenomenon that some scientists have dubbed a "conservation disaster," and one that has evaded explanation.
The United States had its second day of record-high cases of COVID-19. Not all states are faring the same; here's what to look out for in your state.
Here's how Live Science will participate today in #ShutDownSTEM and what it means to the site and staff.
A pregnant wild elephant in Kerala, India, died on May 27, possibly due to an explosion in her mouth after she ate a fruit stuffed with firecrackers.
SpaceX and NASA made history, sending astronauts from U.S. soil toward the International Space Station. And you can watch it all here.
For anyone wondering whether "disinfectant injections" to treat coronavirus are around the corner, the answer is absolutely not.
The novel coronavirus may have been spreading in the San Francisco Bay Area well before anyone knew, as a coroner has reported two COVID-19 fatalities there in early February.
Where did SARS-CoV-2 come from? Several ideas have been put forward from natural-borne in bats, an escape from a lab in Wuhan and others. Here's the murky origin story of the novel coronavirus.
Here's why New York is being hit the hardest by the novel coronavirus spreading across the U.S., with more cases and more related deaths per capita than any other state.