Lightning is one of the greatest natural forces on our planet. New mapping tools are revealing just how big it is.
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Many people give up meat for ethical, health or environmental reasons. But is it OK to put a cat or a dog on a vegetarian or vegan diet?
What cities, states and countries are most at risk from rising sea levels? What can they do to protect themselves?
Here's why NASA has different radiation limits for male and female astronauts, and how these limits may change in the near future.
Polar bears evolved during a time when the North and South poles were not connected by ice or land, so they stayed at the North Pole.
The Mandela effect is when many people believe that something happened when, in reality, it never did.
The oldest known burning fire in the world was likely ignited by lightning at least 5,500 years ago in Australia.
Life's Little Mysteries investigates the meaning behind the medical emblem of two snakes entwined around a rod.
Small bodies like asteroids and comets are shaped more by their geological makeup than by gravity, which molds planets and moons into spheres.
There aren't any gaseous moons in the solar system, but here's what it would take for one to exist elsewhere.
Reference Magic Johnson continues to live with HIV and is an example of how new treatments are improving people's standard of life with the disease.
It's an instinctual behavior for cats to seek out confined spaces, such as boxes, bags and baskets — Live Science explains why.
Not every mosquito species carries viruses that are deadly to humans, so should we kill all or just some mosquitoes?