People often touch their faces when they're anxious, embarrassed, stressed or even when they're feeling just fine.
Here are the most interesting, amazing and unusual things that happened in the world of science this week. A recap of Live Science's best.
People may falsely confess to a crime for any number of reasons, but it disproportionally happens to those who are young or disabled.
Political coverage often involves the same sort of data and methods scientists use in their own research. But it's important to know how to read them.
What if consciousness is not something special that the brain does but is instead a quality inherent to all matter?
Chinese researcher He Jiankui, who created the world's first genome-edited twins, has been sentenced to three years in prison.
It’s that time of year when people make their New Year’s resolutions – indeed, 93% of people set them, according to the American Psychological Association.
Christmas and New Year's are days of celebration in many parts of the world when people gather with family and friends. One thing many typically don't celebrate on those days is a birthday.
If you have a little paleontologist, a star-gazer or a budding chemist, one of these science-inspired toys may be right for your child. Here's a look at some of the best STEM deals for kids.
The promise of learning to read significantly faster is intriguing. But true speed reading isn't supported by the science.