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Fossil-Footprint Thief Couldn't Outrun the Law
LIVE SCIENCE A man who stole 10 fossil footprints from a dig site in Crete last week failed to hide his own tracks from the police, who apprehended him on Sept. 15. 26 minutes
Your Brain Sees Faces, Even When You Don't
LIVE SCIENCE Can you see something without really seeing it? Your brain can. 59 minutes
Hurricane Maria Could Strengthen As It Takes Aim at Turks and Caicos
LIVE SCIENCE Hurricane Maria is heading toward the Turks and Caicos Islands after passing near the northern coast of the Dominican Republic earlier this morning (Sept.... 2 hours
New Ancient Sloth Discovered in Mexican Sinkhole
LIVE SCIENCE The skeleton of a new ancient ground sloth, the size of a small bear, was discovered in a Mexican sinkhole. 2 hours
Teen Dies from 'Rapunzel Syndrome': Why Do People Eat Their Hair?
LIVE SCIENCE A 16-year-old girl in England died from an extremely rare condition called Rapunzel syndrome, according to news reports. 3 hours
'Vegetarian' Dinos Made Exception for Shellfish, Poop Study Shows
LIVE SCIENCE Certain giant, herbivorous dinosaurs didn't eat just plants — they also chowed down on rotten logs harboring shellfish, a new study finds. 4 hours
Extinct Big-Mouthed Frogs May Have Dined on Dinos
LIVE SCIENCE Horned frogs' powerful bites hint that an extinct, ancient relative may have packed even more of a mouthy wallop. 5 hours
WWI German U-Boat Found Nearly Intact Off Belgium Coast
LIVE SCIENCE Marine archaeologists have uncovered the wreck of a World War I German U-Boat off the coast of Belgium, thanks to a sharp-eyed reanalysis of sonar scans from an undersea survey... 5 hours
Amerigo Vespucci: Facts, Biography & Naming of America
LIVE SCIENCE America was named after Amerigo Vespucci, an explorer who first recognized that the lands in the New World were previously unknown continents. 16 hours
Astrology: Why Your Zodiac Sign and Horoscope Are Wrong
LIVE SCIENCE Why your horoscope can't possibly be right — the stars are no longer aligned. 16 hours
Highly Caffeinated 'Death Wish' Coffee Recalled Over Botulism Hazard
LIVE SCIENCE A company that claims to make one of the strongest coffees in the world is recalling some of its products because they could pose a risk of serious illness. 19 hours
Parasitic Worm Squirms Through Teen's Eye, Damaging His Vision
LIVE SCIENCE When doctors in Mexico peered into a 17-year-old boy's eye, they got a squirming surprise: a flatworm wriggling in and out of the teen's eyeball. 20 hours
Hurricane Irma Unearths Another Surprise on Florida Shore
LIVE SCIENCE After the floodwaters from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma stirred up quite a few terrors, the latest discovery resulting from the storms — a wooden canoe — may come as a relief. 20 hours
Terrifying 'Pinhole' Eye: Why Hurricane Maria Strengthened So Quickly
LIVE SCIENCE Hurricane Maria's compact size and pinhole eye may explain why the monster storm strengthened so quickly. 21 hours
Blood Levels of Magnesium May Predict Dementia Risk
LIVE SCIENCE The levels of magnesium in your blood may be linked to your risk of developing dementia later in life, a new study from the Netherlands finds. 21 hours
Hurricane Maria Pummels Puerto Rico, 100% Without Power
LIVE SCIENCE Hurricane Maria is battering the northwestern coast of Puerto Rico with sustained winds of up to 115 mph (185 km/h), knocking out power on the entire island, according to news reports. 23 hours
Super-Sticky Robot Clings Underwater Like 'Hitchhiker' Fish
LIVE SCIENCE A new robot boasts a strong underwater grip. 23 hours
Who Were Cassini and Huygens?
LIVE SCIENCE Who were the people who inspired the names for NASA's Cassini spacecraft and the European Space Agency's Huygens probe? 23 hours
Could Hurricane Maria Make Landfall in the US?
LIVE SCIENCE Hurricane Maria is wreaking havoc on Puerto Rico today, but will the storm's fierce winds make landfall on the mainland United States? 24 hours
Early Viking Boat Grave Discovered in Norway
LIVE SCIENCE Archaeologists have discovered a boat grave and possible human remains dating to around the time the Vikings started exploring and raiding lands across Europe. 1 day
How 139 Countries Could Be Powered by 100% Renewable Energy by 2050
LIVE SCIENCE Scientists have published a detailed road map to move 139 countries to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050, according to a recent study. 1 day
Volcanic Hotspots Are Relative Slowpokes, Study Finds
LIVE SCIENCE Plumes of hot rock can help track tectonic plates. 1 day
'Extremely Dangerous' Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall in Puerto Rico
LIVE SCIENCE The "extremely dangerous" Category 4 Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico this morning, with sustained winds raging at up to 155 mph (250 k/h), according to the National Hurricane... 1 day
More than 200 Dead After 7.1-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Central Mexico
LIVE SCIENCE A magnitude-7.1 earthquake that struck central Mexico yesterday (Sept. 20) left more than 200 people dead, with residents working through the night searching for survivors in piles of... 1 day
Eye of 'Extremely Dangerous' Hurricane Maria Nearing Puerto Rico
LIVE SCIENCE The core of the "extremely dangerous" Hurricane Maria is nearing Puerto Rico this morning, with sustained winds raging at up to 155 mph (250 k/h), according to the National Hurricane... 1 day
What It's Like to Climb Up the Face of a 600-Foot-Tall Dam
LIVE SCIENCE Preventing dam catastrophes is painstaking, hot work. 1 day
Officer's Failed Drug Test: How Long Does Marijuana Stay in Hair?
LIVE SCIENCE A NYPD officer recently said she failed a marijuana drug test because officials tested hair from a weave she wore. But how does marijuana get into... 2 days
E.T. Art? Crop Circles Look 'Alien' from Space
LIVE SCIENCE Seen from space, these discs look more like modern art than potatoes. 2 days
Brain-Computer Interface Allows Users to Compose Music With Only Their Thoughts
LIVE SCIENCE Brain signals are recorded with an electroencephalogram worn on the head like a swim cap, which allows the wearer to select musical notes and tones displayed... 2 days
War Games: Xbox 360 Controllers Will Operate Submarine Periscopes
LIVE SCIENCE Microsoft usually sells its Xbox 360 controllers to gamers who play "Call of Duty" or "Halo," but now these controllers have an entirely new customer: the U.S. Navy. 2 days
In Photos: Hurricane Maria Seen from Space
LIVE SCIENCE Hurricane Maria peaked as a massive Category 5 storm as it rolled across the Caribbean in September 2017. See photos of Hurricane Maria from space by satellites in our gallery here. 2 days
Hurricane Irma's Wake: Caribbean's Scars Will Likely Last Years
LIVE SCIENCE The Caribbean is still reeling after Hurricane Irma, and now the region is being pummeled by Hurricane Maria. How will this part of the world recover? 2 days
Powerful 7.1-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Central Mexico
LIVE SCIENCE A magnitude-7.1 earthquake struck central Mexico this afternoon, southeast of Mexico City, not even two weeks after another powerful temblor of magnitude 8.1 hit the country. 2 days
Halloween 2017: A Guide to the When, Why, What and How
LIVE SCIENCE Here's everything you've ever wanted to know about Halloween, including how the holiday started and evolved, and why we celebrate it when we do. 2 days
Why Today's Teens Aren't in Any Hurry to Grow Up
LIVE SCIENCE Should parents be worried that many teens are putting off traditional rites of passage like working, driving and dating? 2 days
How Deaths from Opioids Have Impacted US Life Expectancy
LIVE SCIENCE Life expectancy in the United States ticked upward between 2000 and 2015, but that rise was blunted by increasing rates of opioid-related deaths, a new report finds. 2 days
Toilet Paper Power: How Used Bathroom Tissue (Yuck) Could Generate Electricity
LIVE SCIENCE Are we flushing away a greener future? Perhaps, according to scientists who found a way to turn used toilet paper into electricity. 2 days
Hurricane Maria: 'Potentially Catastrophic' Category 5 Storm Has Puerto Rico in Crosshairs
LIVE SCIENCE Hurricane Maria is rapidly strengthening and is barreling straight towards Puerto Rico, where it's expected to make landfall by early Wednesday. 2 days
Did Ancient Greeks Deliberately Build Temples on Earthquake Faults?
LIVE SCIENCE A new paper suggests the ancient Greeks built and rebuilt structures on fissures created by earthquakes, viewing the tremors as mystical occurrences. 2 days
London's 143-Ton 'Fatberg' Gets Second Chance As Biofuel
LIVE SCIENCE Even a 143-ton "fatberg" — a clotted, greasy mass of oily garbage recently found clogging a London sewer — deserves a second chance. 2 days
These Cities Have the Highest Rates of Regular Exercise
LIVE SCIENCE Several cities in Colorado and California lead the nation in rates of regular exercise, according to a new poll. 2 days
US Cities Ranked by Exercise Rates: Full List
LIVE SCIENCE A new poll ranks nearly 200 U.S. communities based on the percentage of residents who say they exercise regularly. 2 days
History of Halloween
LIVE SCIENCE Halloween has its roots in a pagan harvest festival, while different traditions were added on throughout the years. 2 days
Hurricane Maria Becomes 'Potentially Catastrophic' Category 5 Storm
LIVE SCIENCE Hurricane Maria is rapidly strengthening and is barreling straight towards Puerto Rico, where it's expected to make landfall by early Wednesday. 3 days
Human-Caused Climate Change Could Doom Coastal Cities, Neil Tyson Says
LIVE SCIENCE The United States "might not be able to recover" from climate change if extreme weather events and flooding continue to swamp the country's largest coastal cities, astrophysicist Neil... 3 days
Newfound Roman Mosaic Is So Rare, an Archaeologist Thought It Was a Hoax
LIVE SCIENCE In August, a group of volunteers discovered a rare Roman mosaic thought to have originated between A.D. 360 and 380 in Boxford,... 3 days
Satan's Enigma: 'Possessed' Nun's 17th-Century Letter Deciphered
LIVE SCIENCE A mysterious letter written more than 300 years ago by a Sicilian nun who claimed to be possessed by Satan has finally been deciphered. Scientists used a deep-web code breaker to read the letter. 3 days
This Area of the Brain May Explain a Link Between Poor Sleep and Depression
LIVE SCIENCE People whose brains respond strongly to rewards may be less prone to some of the negative effects of sleep deprivation,... 3 days
Hurricane Maria Takes Aim at Puerto Rico
LIVE SCIENCE Hurricane Maria is rapidly strengthening and is barreling straight towards Puerto Rico, where it's expected to make landfall by early Wednesday. 3 days
Antibiotics, Agriculture & Superbugs: Q&A with 'Big Chicken' Author Maryn McKenna
LIVE SCIENCE Chickens' staggering popularity as a food source has come at an enormous cost — to chickens and to people. 3 days
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The birdlife of an unforgiving paradise
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Intense storms provide the first test of powerful new hurricane forecast tools
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Turning the evolutionary clock back on a light-sensitive protein
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Researchers take tips from 'Twister' to chase elusive storm data
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Aligning the primary mirror segments of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope with light
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Mattis sees need for new space programs
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This robotic ‘remora’ can cling to objects with a force 340 times its own weight
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Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the Solar System
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Wave Glider surfs across stormy Drake Passage in Antarctica
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NASA finds very heavy rainfall in Hurricane Maria
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Why flu vaccines so often fail
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