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Pseudo-Satellite Drone Flies for 25 Days Straight, Sets Endurance Record
LIVE SCIENCE The Zephyr drone could be used for military reconnaissance and wildfire monitoring, among other activities. 9 minutes
The Most Dangerous Space Weapons Ever
LIVE SCIENCE Since Sputnik 1 launched in 1957, nations have been racing to gain a military advantage in space — the ultimate "high ground." Check out the top 10 space weapon concepts from over the years. 9 minutes
Why Are Pregnant Women Told To Sleep On Their Left Side?
LIVE SCIENCE Doctors have a very good reason for this recommendation. 2 hours
Here's What Happens When You Flush Contact Lenses Down the Toilet (and Why You Shouldn't)
LIVE SCIENCE Contact lenses don't last forever, so what do you do with yours when it's time to discard them? 2 hours
15,000 Galaxies Shine in This 1 View from the Hubble Space Telescope
LIVE SCIENCE The Hubble Space Telescope has been at work for almost three decades, but it's still learning new skills — like how to squeeze an... 1 day
Helium Was Discovered 150 Years Ago. Here's Why It's So Important
LIVE SCIENCE Aside from balloons and making our voice squeaky, what use is helium? 1 day
'Foreign Object' on Mars Spotted by Curiosity Rover Is Just a Rock
LIVE SCIENCE Curiosity photographed an odd, flat object that mission team members initially thought might have fallen off the car-size robot. But the "debris" turned out... 2 days
New NASA Images Show California's Largest Wildfire from Space. Canadian Blazes, Too
LIVE SCIENCE The Mendocino Complex Fire, the largest blaze in California's history, releases clouds of smoke in new photos from NASA, and fires blazing over Canada... 2 days
Man Who Slapped Hippo's Butt at LA Zoo Is Still at Large
LIVE SCIENCE An unidentified man got dangerously hands-on with the hippos at the LA Zoo. 2 days
Colorectal Cancer Screening: Guidelines, Options and Risks
LIVE SCIENCE Colorectal cancer is preventable. Here are the types of colorectal cancer screenings and when you should get tested. 2 days
More Than 70 People Overdosed in a Connecticut Park
LIVE SCIENCE Several dozen people overdosed within hours of one another at a park in Connecticut today (Aug. 15), according to news reports. 3 days
A Field Covered in Dead, Headless Reindeer and Poop Is Teaching Us About the Circle of Life
LIVE SCIENCE Scavengers are helping transform a grim landscape in Norway 3 days
Stunning NASA Image Lets You Watch the Sun Explode in Real Time
LIVE SCIENCE The surface of the sun is a roiling tangle of magnetism, heat and light, stunning new images reveal. 3 days
9 Reasons We Have an Undying Interest in the Undead
LIVE SCIENCE Zombie fans rejoice! There are some legitimate scientific reasons why you like zombies. 3 days
Flu Shot Facts & Side Effects (Updated for 2018-2019)
LIVE SCIENCE The seasonal flu shot is a yearly vaccine administered to protect against the flu, or influenza. In the United States, flu shots are recommended for everyone ages 6 months and... 3 days
Egyptian Papyrus Reveals Rare Details of Ancient Medical Practices
LIVE SCIENCE New translations of ancient medical texts detail Egyptians' scientific and medical knowledge. 3 days
Eating Some Carbs, But Not Too Many, Could Help You Live Longer, Study Suggests
LIVE SCIENCE Eating carbohydrates in moderation may be best for boosting longevity. 3 days
This Week's Strangest Science News
LIVE SCIENCE Ready to get weird? Here are some of the strangest stories on Live Science this week. 3 days
Low-Carb Diets Are Trendy, But a 'Medium-Carb' Diet May Be Best, Study Says
LIVE SCIENCE Eating carbohydrates in moderation may be best for boosting longevity. 3 days
The Chipotle Outbreak That Sickened Nearly 650 People Was Caused by This Bacteria
LIVE SCIENCE The source of the outbreak that sickened nearly 650 people at a Chipotle in Ohio last month has been identified. 3 days
Facts About Megalodon: The Long-Gone Shark
LIVE SCIENCE Megalodon was the largest shark ever documented and one of the largest fish on record. It died out about 2.6 million years ago. 3 days
This 1491 Map May Have Influenced Christopher Columbus
LIVE SCIENCE A 1491 map that likely influenced Christopher Columbus's conception of world geography is getting a new lease on life, now that researchers have revealed its faded, hidden details with cutting-edge technology. 4 days
California Logged Its Hottest Month Ever, and Things Are Only Going to Get Worse
LIVE SCIENCE July 2018 was the hottest month on record in the state of California. 4 days
Photos: Christopher Columbus Likely Saw This 1491 Map
LIVE SCIENCE A faded map that Christopher Columbus likely saw is now getting a second life. 4 days
'Cursed' Mummy Cheese Might Be the World's Oldest, Researchers Say
LIVE SCIENCE Let us (not) eat the whitish mummy cheese. 4 days
Please, Please, Please Don't Sleep in Contact Lenses, CDC Says
LIVE SCIENCE Why the "it's just one night — it'll be fine" thinking might not work for contact lenses. 4 days
Does Drinking Ayahuasca Really Feel Like a Near-Death Experience?
LIVE SCIENCE A new study appears to confirm popular wisdom that using DMT is a lot like dying, but not everyone is convinced. 4 days
Phantom Smells Affect More Noses Than You Think
LIVE SCIENCE That whiff of rotten egg could just be your nose playing tricks on you. 4 days
No, You Shouldn't Get Plastic Surgery Advice from YouTube
LIVE SCIENCE An old adage with a modern spin says that you shouldn't believe everything you read on the internet. That especially goes for plastic surgery videos on YouTube. 4 days
This Ancient Mummy Is Older Than the Pharaohs
LIVE SCIENCE Mummification in ancient Egypt began 1,500 years earlier than once thought. 4 days
Russian Satellite Is Behaving Oddly. But Is It a Space Weapon?
LIVE SCIENCE A Russian satellite that launched to Earth orbit last October has been behaving oddly, raising the possibility that the craft could be some sort of space... 4 days
Huge Cache of Magma Hidden Beneath California Supervolcano
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists detected 240 cubic miles of magma, enough for an enormous mega-explosion the likes of the supereruption that occurred 760,000 years ago. 4 days
Autism Risk May Increase If Child's Mother Has High DDT Exposure
LIVE SCIENCE Pregnant woman who have high levels of a byproduct from the banned insecticide DDT in their bodies may be more likely to have a child with... 4 days
Hunk of Destroyed WWII Ship Discovered off the Coast of Alaska
LIVE SCIENCE The stern of the USS Abner Read was completely torn off in 1943. Now scientists have found it. 5 days
Heat Wave Reveals Cropmarks of Lost Civilizations in England
LIVE SCIENCE Dry conditions have revealed unknown archaeological sites hidden beneath England's fields. 5 days
Photos: Cropmarks Reveal Traces of Lost Civilizations in England
LIVE SCIENCE Fields laden with cropmarks serve as a map for archeological finds. 5 days
At Least Two Dozen People Overdosed in a Connecticut Park Today
LIVE SCIENCE Several dozen people overdosed within just hours of each other at a park in Connecticut today (Aug. 15), according to news reports. 5 days
In Photos: Response Teams Try To Save Starving Killer Whale
LIVE SCIENCE Teams in Washington and Canada are working together to save Scarlet, a starving 3-year-old killer whale. 5 days
Was a Muppet Just Spotted on Mars?
LIVE SCIENCE Muppet Labs did not immediately respond to requests for comment. 5 days
Scientists Are Trying Desperately to Save a Starving Orca. Will Their Efforts Pay Off?
LIVE SCIENCE Will this starving young killer whale respond to researchers' attempts to save her? 5 days
Hunk of Destroyed WWII Battleship Discovered off the Coast of Alaska
LIVE SCIENCE The stern of the USS Abner Read was completely torn off in 1943. Now scientists have found it. 5 days
Florida Declares Emergency As Red Tide Blooms
LIVE SCIENCE Toxic red tide in Florida led the governor to declare a state of emergency. 5 days
Researchers Solve Mystery of the Universe, Break Piece of Uncooked Spaghetti in Half
LIVE SCIENCE Finally, scientists have done the impossible. 5 days
Plasma Scientists Created Invisible, Whooping 'Whistlers' in a Lab
LIVE SCIENCE The strange radio bursts usually circle the Earth light electromagnetic ghosts, but scientists have now created and studied their shapes in a plasma chamber on Earth. 5 days
An Artist Discovered a Parasitic Worm in His Eye, Which He Said 'Guided' His Work
LIVE SCIENCE A striking painting called "The Host" is based on the artist's personal experience with a parasitic worm that... 5 days
These Newfound Seahorses Are So Tiny That Hundreds of Them Would Fit in Your Hand
LIVE SCIENCE These seahorses are tiny, active and playful. 5 days
Facts About Indium
LIVE SCIENCE Properties, sources and uses of the element indium. 5 days
News Clip Linked Coal to Climate Change — 106 Years Ago Today
LIVE SCIENCE More than a century ago, scientists already knew that burning coal would cause global warming. 6 days
This Woman Lost Her Contact Lens. Doctors Found It in Her Eyelid 28 Years Later.
LIVE SCIENCE Nearly three decades ago, a 14-year-old in the United Kingdom got hit in the eye during a game... 6 days
A Fireball and a Wall of Sound: What NASA's Epic Solar Probe Launch Felt Like
LIVE SCIENCE The launch of NASA's $1.5 billion Parker Solar Probe atop a Delta IV Heavy rocket was spectacular. Here's... 6 days
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Next-gen insect repellents to combat mosquito-borne diseases
This Silicon Valley car tech firm is bringing secret weapon to the streets of Sacramento
The plastic waste crisis is an opportunity for the U.S. to get serious about recycling at home
From pine cones to an adaptive shading system
Virtual reality providing real-world literacy and numeracy learning tool
NASA water vapor data shows a 'patchy' Sub-Tropical Storm Ernesto
A Grand Noodle Riddle, Cracked: Here's How To Snap Spaghetti Into Just 2 Pieces
Here’s what robots could learn from fire ants
Why X-rays could become a lot more personal