Livescience.com https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=feeds/all Live Science features groundbreaking developments in science, space, technology, health, the environment, our culture and history. Wed, 23 Sep 2020 23:09:52 +0000 Coronavirus outbreak: Live updates https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=topics/live/coronavirus-news-live-updates There have now been more than 31 million COVID-19 cases reported worldwide and more than 965,600 deaths. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=topics/live/coronavirus-news-live-updates Wed, 23 Sep 2020 20:19:47 +0000 Earth's new minimoon might be a rocket humans launched into space in the 1960s https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=minimoon-human-made.html Earth has a small new moon coming, but it might have been made by people in the 1960s. It will take closer observations to know for sure. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=minimoon-human-made.html Wed, 23 Sep 2020 19:46:13 +0000 Mass stranding event beaches 450 whales in Tasmania https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=tasmania-mass-whale-stranding.html It's the worst stranding event the Australian island has ever seen. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=tasmania-mass-whale-stranding.html Wed, 23 Sep 2020 19:32:12 +0000 Gold miners discover 100 million-year-old meteorite crater Down Under https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=meteorite-crater-australia-outback.html About 100 million years ago, a gigantic meteorite collided with Australia, creating a 3-mile-wide impact crater. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=meteorite-crater-australia-outback.html Wed, 23 Sep 2020 16:04:10 +0000 Election Day vaccine unlikely: FDA to issue tougher standards for authorization https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=fda-updated-coronavirus-vaccine-standards.html Individuals familiar with the situation told The Washington Post anonymously. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=fda-updated-coronavirus-vaccine-standards.html Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:53:00 +0000 'Pi planet' alien world takes 3.14 days to orbit its star https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=earth-size-exoplanet-pi-orbit.html Scientists have found an alien world that orbits its host star every 3.14 Earth days, a close approximation of the famous mathematical constant pi. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=earth-size-exoplanet-pi-orbit.html Wed, 23 Sep 2020 12:41:26 +0000 Prehistoric desert footprints are earliest evidence for humans on Arabian Peninsula https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=earliest-evidence-for-humans-on-arabian-peninsula-146445.html Scientists have discovered human footprints embedded on an ancient lake surface in the Nefud Desert in Saudi Arabia that are around 120,000 years old. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=earliest-evidence-for-humans-on-arabian-peninsula-146445.html Wed, 23 Sep 2020 12:30:32 +0000 'Grand claims' of life on Venus lack evidence, skeptics say https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=skepticism-life-on-venus.html A roundup of the various pushback and criticisms to the claim that there could be life on Venus https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=skepticism-life-on-venus.html Tue, 22 Sep 2020 19:56:32 +0000 What is dark matter? https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=dark-matter.html Basic facts about the unknown material called dark matter. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=dark-matter.html Tue, 22 Sep 2020 19:34:47 +0000 Tropical storm Beta floods Houston, and days of heavy rainfall are still to come https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=tropical-storm-beta.html Roads are flooded again. Protective dunes destroyed. Louisiana is bracing for another impact. And the season still has much more than a month left to go. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=tropical-storm-beta.html Tue, 22 Sep 2020 17:10:47 +0000 Lightning killed 2 giraffes in South Africa: Were they doomed by their height? https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=giraffes-struck-by-lightning.html After two dead giraffes were discovered in a South African nature reserve, scientists determined that the animals had been struck by lightning. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=giraffes-struck-by-lightning.html Tue, 22 Sep 2020 16:56:20 +0000 US reaches staggering milestone — 200,000 COVID-19 deaths https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=covid-19-deaths-us.html It took eight months to reach 200,000 deaths. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=covid-19-deaths-us.html Tue, 22 Sep 2020 16:07:02 +0000 350 elephants killed by 'a combination of neurotoxins' in water, Botswana government says https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=mass-elephant-dieoff-botswana-cyanobacteria.html Toxic cyanobacteria may have killed 350 elephants in Botswana, government says https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=mass-elephant-dieoff-botswana-cyanobacteria.html Tue, 22 Sep 2020 15:39:15 +0000 RV-size asteroid to get closer to Earth than the moon https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=asteroid-2020-closer-to-earth-than-moon.html Earth will change the direction of an asteroid that's getting awfully close this week. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=asteroid-2020-closer-to-earth-than-moon.html Tue, 22 Sep 2020 14:29:38 +0000 Why do we sleep? The answer may change right before we turn 3. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=why-we-sleep-brain-study.html The main function of sleep may change as our brains do. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=why-we-sleep-brain-study.html Tue, 22 Sep 2020 14:20:46 +0000 Mysterious Mexican wreck was an illegal slave ship https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=mayan-slave-ship-la-union-identified.html Archaeologists have identified the wreck of a Mexican steamer as La Union, an illegal slave ship that smuggled the Maya as cargo to Cuba. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=mayan-slave-ship-la-union-identified.html Tue, 22 Sep 2020 13:35:26 +0000 Hello fall! Equinox kicks off autumn on Sept. 22 https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=fall-autumn-equinox-sept-22.html Going forward, the North Pole will be plunged into twilight and then darkness. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=fall-autumn-equinox-sept-22.html Tue, 22 Sep 2020 12:35:49 +0000 Hurricane season is so active in 2020, we ran out of names https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=hurricane-names-go-greek.html With the formation of Tropical Storm Wilfred on Sept. 18, the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season reached the end of its storm names list and will now "go Greek." https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=hurricane-names-go-greek.html Mon, 21 Sep 2020 21:18:30 +0000 First experimental evidence of a new type of dark boson possibly found https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=new-type-of-dark-boson.html Two experiments hunting for a whisper of a particle called a dark boson that prevents whole galaxies from flying apart recently published some contradictory results. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=new-type-of-dark-boson.html Mon, 21 Sep 2020 20:55:48 +0000 Melting ice sheets will add over 15 inches to global sea level rise by 2100 https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=melting-ice-sheets-sea-level-rise-2100.html A new, international study shows the significant impact that melting ice sheets will have on global sea levels. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=melting-ice-sheets-sea-level-rise-2100.html Mon, 21 Sep 2020 18:53:18 +0000 Wizard battles and demon circles revealed in newly translated Christian texts https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=translated-christian-texts-wizards-demons.html Newly translated Christian texts tell of wizard battles and demon circles. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=translated-christian-texts-wizards-demons.html Mon, 21 Sep 2020 18:12:49 +0000 New CDC guidelines say coronavirus spreads through air. Then CDC deletes them. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=cdc-updates-airborne-spread-coronavirus-guidelines.html The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention acknowledged what scientists have been saying for a while: the coronavirus can spread through the air. Then, they took it back. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=cdc-updates-airborne-spread-coronavirus-guidelines.html Mon, 21 Sep 2020 17:43:45 +0000 An aurora that lit up the sky over the Titanic might explain why it sank https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=titanic-sunk-by-aurora.html A geomagnetic storm that sparked spectacular aurora displays could also have contributed to the sinking of the Titanic. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=titanic-sunk-by-aurora.html Mon, 21 Sep 2020 17:25:16 +0000 Black doctors have created a task force to make sure COVID-19 vaccines are safe https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=black-doctor-task-force-reviews-coronavirus-drugs-vaccines.html The panel is independent of the FDA and CDC and will review decisions of both agencies. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=black-doctor-task-force-reviews-coronavirus-drugs-vaccines.html Mon, 21 Sep 2020 16:43:31 +0000 Climate fires and hurricanes collide in this shocking NASA satellite image https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=smoke-meets-hurricanes-nasa-image.html An epic series of satellite images shows smokes from the California wildfires clashing with hurricanes in the Eastern United States and Gulf Coast. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=smoke-meets-hurricanes-nasa-image.html Mon, 21 Sep 2020 16:13:39 +0000 What if Earth had rings? https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=what-if-earth-had-rings.html What might Earth be like crowned with rings? Space and science- fiction illustrator Ron Miller created extraordinary images of how the sky might look if Earth possessed such rings. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=what-if-earth-had-rings.html Mon, 21 Sep 2020 13:35:52 +0000 Live Science podcast 'Life's Little Mysteries' Episode 49: Mysterious Bacteria https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=llm-podcast-49-bacteria.html Single-cell microbes known as bacteria are simpler than most forms of life, yet they are still intriguingly complex. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=llm-podcast-49-bacteria.html Mon, 21 Sep 2020 13:02:09 +0000 Amazing images: The best science photos of the week https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=50717-amazing-images.html 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. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=50717-amazing-images.html Sun, 20 Sep 2020 16:39:04 +0000 What did people use before toilet paper was invented? https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=toilet-paper-history.html What did people use instead of toilet paper? Seashells, tapestries, wooden sticks and more. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=toilet-paper-history.html Sun, 20 Sep 2020 11:00:33 +0000 Why is space a vacuum? https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=why-is-space-a-vacuum.html The nothingness of space is hard to wrap our heads around. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=why-is-space-a-vacuum.html Sat, 19 Sep 2020 11:00:59 +0000