Here are the stories behind the most amazing images in the world of science this week. A recap of the coolest photos featured on Live Science.
This list reveals foods that will get you much more than your daily requirements of heart-stopping fats and salt – putting you on a sure track for a heart attack.
The 2014 Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the worst Ebola outbreak in history, and has implications for the world. Here is everything we know about the virus, and its spread, so far.
From spiders eating bats to eagles attacking deer, Live Science brings you bizarre and rare mealtime photos from the animal world.
The panoramic images give a glimpse into the life of these elusive arctic beasts, which are under threat from a changing climate.
New evidence reveals the adventures of a 17th-century pirate alliance in what is now Munster, Ireland, who were destroyed in a cataclysmic battle.
From 2011 to 2013, the United States' famous manned sub Alvin went through a series major upgrades, enabling it to better explore the oceans.
An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 4.4 struck southern California early today, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 6.4 struck early today off the north coast of Puerto Rico, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 5.1 struck just off the coast of Cuba today, causing shaking as far away as southern Florida, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
Plenty of wacky phenomena, from frost quakes and frozen soap bubbles to square tires and soda slushies, are possible, or practical, only when temperatures dip below freezing.
A deadly earthquake of preliminary magnitude 5.5 struck southern Iran today, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
An earthquake of preliminary magnitude 4.7 struck eastern-central California today, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).
Are modern humans the only species that has ever created graves, tombs and cemeteries? New research suggests the answer is no: Neanderthals also may have intentionally buried their dead.
The thighbone of this hominid has revealed the oldest known human DNA yet. The results suggest human evolution was even more confusing than before thought, researchers say.
From mantises that look like orchids to lure prey to insects that mimic sticks to blend in with their branch-y surroundings, here's a look at the animal world's plant mimics.
National Geographic recognized the achievements of 13 individuals in their list of 2014 Adventurers of the Year.
A simultaneous hermaphrodite, the slug has both male and female reproductive organs that it uses simultaneously during sex. The male organ is a two-pronged penis equipped with spines.
Located in the heart of Beijing, the Forbidden City was home to the emperors of China for nearly 500 years, during China's final two imperial dynasties, the Ming Dynasty and the Qing Dynasty.
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