Live Science features groundbreaking developments in science, space, technology, health, the environment, our culture and history. Sat, 07 Dec 2019 15:02:00 +0000 The Universe Remembers Gravitational Waves — And We Can Find Them Gravitational waves leave behind a memory — a permanent bend in space-time — as they pass through. Paul Sutter Sat, 07 Dec 2019 14:19:15 +0000 Why Do We Hiccup? Is there a purpose to these repeated "hics"? Ashley P. Taylor Sat, 07 Dec 2019 13:00:00 +0000 This Brainless, Single-Celled Blob Can Make Complex 'Decisions' The blob will make decisions to move if in the presence of an irritating substance. Yasemin Saplakoglu Fri, 06 Dec 2019 21:21:27 +0000 A Tiny Leak Led to a Massive, Unexpected Collapse at Kilauea Volcano The 2018 eruption of Kilauea in Hawaii featured the spectacular collapse of the volcano's caldera, creating a hole nearly as deep as One World Trade Center in New York City is tall at its summit. Stephanie Pappas Fri, 06 Dec 2019 21:03:40 +0000 Plants 'Scream' in the Face of Stress A new study suggests that plants that are stressed by drought or physical damage may emit ultrasonic squeals. Nicoletta Lanese Fri, 06 Dec 2019 19:39:59 +0000 The Most Amazing Science Images of the Week Here's a look at the stunning science photos released this week. Jeanna Bryner Fri, 06 Dec 2019 17:29:14 +0000 Could Time-Restricted Eating Help You Lose Weight? Restricting your eating time to a daily 10-hour window could help fight obesity and diabetes, new research finds. Satchin Panda Fri, 06 Dec 2019 13:46:38 +0000 Here's How a Princeton Physicist Lost Classified H-Bomb Documents in 1953 … on a Night Train A physicist who coined the term "black hole" lost highly sensitive nuclear weapons information when the U.S. had just completed tests of the first hydrogen bomb. Mindy Weisberger Fri, 06 Dec 2019 13:27:27 +0000 Why Baby Yoda Won't Be Coming Home for Christmas The Mandalorian director Jon Favreau addresses the lack of Baby Yoda toys for the holidays. George Marsten Fri, 06 Dec 2019 12:32:03 +0000 Black Tar Heroin May Be Causing Deadly 'Flesh-Eating' Infections in San Diego Seven people in San Diego have died in recent months from a "flesh eating" infection tied to use of black tar heroin, according to health officials. Rachael Rettner Fri, 06 Dec 2019 12:17:50 +0000 Albert Einstein: The Life of a Brilliant Physicist So much more than funny hair. Adam Mann Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:10:53 +0000 Student Solves a Decades-Old Physics Mystery Why do gas bubbles appear to get stuck inside narrow vertical tubes? Yasemin Saplakoglu Thu, 05 Dec 2019 20:14:30 +0000 Famous World War I Battleship Discovered at the Bottom of the Atlantic The wreck of one of the most famous German warships of World War I has been located on the seafloor near the Falkland Islands, where it sank in a battle with British warships more than 100 years ago. Tom Metcalfe Thu, 05 Dec 2019 19:26:50 +0000 Love It or Hate It, Tesla Cybertruck Is Revolutionary The so-called Cybertruck is an angular, stainless steel, all-electric pickup truck that quickly became polarizing. Here's why it's revolutionary. Michael D. Mehta Thu, 05 Dec 2019 14:30:31 +0000 Brazen Thieves Plunder Priceless Jewels and Historic Artifacts in 2 Heists in Germany In two daring heists that took place just days apart in Germany, burglars stole precious gems and artifacts from museums in two cities. Mindy Weisberger Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:50:24 +0000 Incredible Time-Lapse Video Shows Giant Greenland Lake Disappearing Within Hours The drainage of meltwater lakes may be making Greenland more unstable than scientists previously realized. Stephanie Pappas Thu, 05 Dec 2019 13:22:35 +0000 Lonely Antarctic Expeditions Shrink People's Brains Researchers speculated that living in relative isolation and a "monotonous" environment may cause certain brain structures to shrink. Nicoletta Lanese Thu, 05 Dec 2019 12:00:48 +0000 'Crazymothers' Want You to Stop Calling Them 'Anti-Vaxxers' An anti-vaccine group wants to rebrand itself as "vaccine risk aware." Here's why they can't. Nicoletta Lanese Wed, 04 Dec 2019 23:10:36 +0000 Once-a-Month Birth Control Pill Is in the Works The once-a-month birth control pill is embedded into a starfish-like organic device. Yasemin Saplakoglu Wed, 04 Dec 2019 20:21:56 +0000 Evidence of an Alien Planet Spotted Around a White Dwarf, a Cosmic First For the first time ever, astronomers have spotted evidence of a planet circling a superdense stellar corpse known as a white dwarf, a new study reports. Mike Wall Wed, 04 Dec 2019 19:00:15 +0000 Solar Probe Finds Active, Mysterious Corona, Surprising Scientists NASA's Parker Solar Probe has passed through the outer atmosphere of the sun, and now we get to see what it found. Rafi Letzter Wed, 04 Dec 2019 18:17:10 +0000 Is the Universe Curved? Not So Fast. A new study has called into question the prevailing notion that the universe is "flat." The stakes of this cosmological debate are huge. Paul Sutter Wed, 04 Dec 2019 12:57:20 +0000 Radar Uncovers Viking Ship Buried on Norway Farm The remains of a Viking ship have been discovered on a farm near a medieval church at Edøy, on the island of Smøla, in Norway. Owen Jarus Wed, 04 Dec 2019 12:24:47 +0000 'The Pill' Might Shrink Certain Brain Regions Among Women Taking It A brain region called the hypothalamus is smaller among women who use birth control pills, compared with non-users, a new study finds. Chloe Williams Wed, 04 Dec 2019 12:00:00 +0000 19 Galaxies Are Apparently Missing Dark Matter. No One Knows Why. Nineteen newly discovered dwarf galaxies seem to be missing their dark matter, and physicists aren't sure why. Rafi Letzter Tue, 03 Dec 2019 20:55:04 +0000 Concussions Damage the 'Bridge' Between the Two Halves of the Brain The bridge between both halves of the brain fundamentally changes after concussion. Nicoletta Lanese Tue, 03 Dec 2019 18:18:41 +0000 Quantum Supremacy Is Unlikely, Scientist Says Google claims quantum supremacy – IBM says not so fast. One researcher explains why he doesn't see quantum computers outpacing classical computers any time soon ... and maybe not ever. Subhash Kak Tue, 03 Dec 2019 16:21:08 +0000 What Is the Hubble Constant? It's an expanding problem. Adam Mann Tue, 03 Dec 2019 15:42:30 +0000 Hoag's Object Is a Galaxy Within a Galaxy Within a Galaxy (and Nobody Knows Why) Hoag's object, which is a galaxy within a galaxy within a galaxy, has befuddled stargazers since astronomer Arthur Hoag discovered it in 1950. Brandon Specktor Tue, 03 Dec 2019 12:44:06 +0000 Frothy and Toxic Bubbles Cover One of India’s Most Famous Beaches A beach in India is coated in knee-deep foam that experts warn is toxic. Stephanie Pappas Tue, 03 Dec 2019 12:35:41 +0000