Live Science features groundbreaking developments in science, space, technology, health, the environment, our culture and history. Tue, 21 Jan 2020 03:55:44 +0000 Ancient Australian Crystals Unlock History of Earth's First Magnetic Field It was a lot more powerful than anyone believed. Rafi Letzter Mon, 20 Jan 2020 20:00:00 +0000 Here's What Scientists Know About 'Screen Time' and Your Health Conclusions about the effects of digital media, or "screen time," are often incomplete, irrelevant or wrong, scientists say. Byron Reeves Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:48:13 +0000 Why Didn't the Allies Bomb Auschwitz? A new PBS documentary probes the deliberation behind the historic decision. Mindy Weisberger Mon, 20 Jan 2020 14:27:36 +0000 Could Scientists 'Hack' the Zika Virus to Kill Brain Cancer? Could Zika be used as a cancer treatment? Nicoletta Lanese Mon, 20 Jan 2020 12:00:59 +0000 Are Birds Dinosaurs? Modern birds can trace their origins to theropods, a branch of mostly meat-eaters on the dinosaur family tree. Mindy Weisberger Mon, 20 Jan 2020 12:00:00 +0000 Why Teen Depression Rates Are Rising So Fast for Girls We're in the middle of a teen mental health crisis – and girls are at its epicenter. Jean Twenge Sun, 19 Jan 2020 15:07:10 +0000 Do Dreams Really Reveal Our Deepest Secrets? They’re not a cache of Easter eggs. Isobel Whitcomb Sun, 19 Jan 2020 12:00:53 +0000 The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week 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. Live Science Staff Sat, 18 Jan 2020 14:48:27 +0000 Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week 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. Jeanna Bryner Sat, 18 Jan 2020 14:35:05 +0000 Can You 'Catch' Cancer or Obesity from Other People? Noncommunicable diseases cannot pass between people — or can they? Nicoletta Lanese Sat, 18 Jan 2020 12:00:32 +0000 US Officials Will Screen Travelers from China for New Virus As an outbreak of a new virus in China spreads, U.S. officials will start screening passengers arriving at select U.S. airports. Rachael Rettner Fri, 17 Jan 2020 21:02:30 +0000 A Hot Blob in the Pacific Ocean Caused 1 Million Seabirds to Die Five years ago, tens of thousands of emaciated seabirds washed ashore on the Pacific Coast. Yasemin Saplakoglu Fri, 17 Jan 2020 20:49:35 +0000 Out of Deep-Sea Mud, a Strange Blob May Hold Secrets to the Origins of Complex Life This unassuming little organism may hold the secrets to how the first multicellular life-forms evolved. Yasemin Saplakoglu Fri, 17 Jan 2020 18:01:47 +0000 Huge Philippines Volcano Blasts Ash 9 Miles Up As Satellites Watch (Video) The Taal volcano eruption in the Philippines this week sent ash plumes 9 miles (14 kilometers) into the air, new satellite imagery shows. Samantha Mathewson Fri, 17 Jan 2020 12:37:35 +0000 50 Graves of Slaves Who Toiled at a Roman Villa Unearthed in England The graves of these enslaved people may help experts understand the transition from the Iron Age to the Roman era. Laura Geggel Fri, 17 Jan 2020 12:00:08 +0000 The Surprising Condition That Causes 1 in 5 Deaths About 20% of deaths worldwide are due to a condition that we don't hear much about: Sepsis. Rachael Rettner Fri, 17 Jan 2020 12:00:00 +0000 Spider Architect's Intricate 'Silkhenge' Revealed in Stunning Video High-resolution video of tiny, bizarre silk structures found across the Amazon known as a silkhenge show the mysterious spider construction as never before. Mindy Weisberger Thu, 16 Jan 2020 19:16:44 +0000 2019 Was the Second Hottest Year on Record, NASA Says It's the award no one wanted to win: 2019 was the second hottest year on record, government scientists confirmed yesterday (Jan. 15). Meghan Bartels Thu, 16 Jan 2020 17:43:39 +0000 Adorable Tardigrades Have a Surprising, Fatal Weakness Tiny-but-tough tardigrades aren't as indestructible as previously believed. Stephanie Pappas Thu, 16 Jan 2020 15:11:03 +0000 Ancient Yahweh Worshipper's Jar Bears Hebrew Script in Biblical City A 2,800-year-old jar inscribed in Hebrew with the Yahwistic name "Benayo" has been discovered at Abel Beth Maacah, an Israel site mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. Owen Jarus Thu, 16 Jan 2020 14:01:43 +0000 Strange 'Martian' Mineral Mounds Rise Up from Utah's Great Salt Lake Rare mounds of a crystalline mineral have emerged above the surface of Utah's Great Salt Lake, where they're expected to remain just a few months before disappearing again. Tom Metcalfe Thu, 16 Jan 2020 12:21:07 +0000 Scientists Discover 4 Distinct Patterns of Aging Scientists have come closer to understanding why people seem to age at different rates. Nicoletta Lanese Thu, 16 Jan 2020 12:00:00 +0000 Violent Solar Storms Are Happening Closer to Earth Than Anyone Thought Was Possible The spectacular solar storms that paint the polar skies in beautiful greens and pinks have a darker side Yasemin Saplakoglu Thu, 16 Jan 2020 12:00:00 +0000 New SARS-Like Virus in China May Spread Between People in Limited Cases The new virus — a type of coronavirus — may be able to spread between people under certain circumstances. Rachael Rettner Wed, 15 Jan 2020 19:31:56 +0000 Incan Idol That Allegedly Escaped Conquistadors' Destruction Is Real, New Analysis Shows The Pachacamac idol, long thought destroyed by Spanish conquistadors, was once a colorful deity. Laura Geggel Wed, 15 Jan 2020 19:25:00 +0000 The Black Hole at the Center of the Galaxy Is Forging a Strange New Kind of Star The black hole at the center of the Milky Way may be warping and combining binary stars into a strange new kind of object, according to a new study. Brandon Specktor Wed, 15 Jan 2020 18:00:00 +0000 Earthquake Forecast for Puerto Rico: Dozens More Large Aftershocks Are Likely Multiple strong and damaging earthquakes are wreaking havoc on Puerto Rico. And geoscientists forecast dozens more strong aftershocks are likely in the area. Richard Aster Wed, 15 Jan 2020 16:49:24 +0000 Spy Satellite Images Uncover Staggering Mount Everest Ice Loss Declassified spy-satellite photos show that the glaciers near Mount Everest are shrinking more than expected. Mindy Weisberger Wed, 15 Jan 2020 14:45:04 +0000 Massive Trove of Artifacts Shipped to Ripley's Believe It or Not! A massive trove of "artifacts" has been shipped from Sri Lanka, a country recovering from a civil war, to Ripley's Believe It or Not! — a company known for its unusual objects. Owen Jarus Wed, 15 Jan 2020 14:13:49 +0000 Gene Tweak Can Extend Life 500% (But You Have to Be a Worm) What could this tell us about the aging process in humans? Nicoletta Lanese Wed, 15 Jan 2020 13:14:09 +0000