Live Science features groundbreaking developments in science, space, technology, health, the environment, our culture and history. Sun, 29 Nov 2020 20:25:09 +0000 Save 50% on Catan and Ticket to Ride board games, plus expansions this Black Friday Save over $27 on these classic board games, plus discover more Black Friday deals on exploration and strategy games! Sun, 29 Nov 2020 20:19:44 +0000 The best Cyber Monday deals on binoculars for travel, skywatching and nature Whether you love watching nature or can't get enough of the moon and stars, check out our top pick of binoculars Sun, 29 Nov 2020 19:38:45 +0000 Give the gift of Bill Nye with his virtual reality science kit VR science kits will be all the rage this holiday season. Sun, 29 Nov 2020 17:08:07 +0000 The best science kit deals for Cyber Monday From gross and slimy to green and growing, these science kits are sure to be fun and educational for your kids. 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Thu, 26 Nov 2020 13:50:00 +0000 Swarms of 'primordial' black holes might fill our universe What if dark matter weren't a new type of matter at all, but huge swarms of tiny, "primordial" black holes? Thu, 26 Nov 2020 13:00:00 +0000 Megalodon nurseries reveal worldā€™s largest shark had a soft side Scientists have identified five locations that the extinct predator Megalodon used as "nurseries" for young sharks. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 13:00:00 +0000 Why do cats meow? Meowing is a tool to get you to do their bidding. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 12:00:50 +0000 Black Friday Osmo deals These Osmo kits can turn screen time into tactile time, helping kids to learn about numbers, shapes, coding and more. And right now, Amazon has several great deals to get you started. Thu, 26 Nov 2020 02:18:37 +0000 Dino-era bird had the head of a Velociraptor and beak of a toucan A fearsome bird from ancient Madagascar had the face of a Velociraptor and the beak of a toucan. Wed, 25 Nov 2020 16:00:00 +0000 Here are the most promising coronavirus vaccine candidates out there Scientists around the world are creating dozens of unique vaccine candidates to fight the novel coronavirus ā€” and they're doing it at unprecedented speeds. Wed, 25 Nov 2020 15:16:57 +0000 Arecibo radio telescope, damaged beyond repair, seen from space Satellites spotted gashes in the damaged Arecibo Observatory, which will be decommissioned. Wed, 25 Nov 2020 14:09:54 +0000 Spacecraft with precious asteroid cargo is almost home after 3 billion-mile trek On Dec. 6, 2020, after six years in space, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Hayabusa2 spacecraft will finally return to Earth. Wed, 25 Nov 2020 14:08:24 +0000 Coronavirus outbreak: Live updates Among the top news today: The US continues to set grim records in number of new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. Public health officials are warning against gathering with other households for Thanksgiving. Wed, 25 Nov 2020 14:04:01 +0000 The world's newest monkey species was found in a lab, not on an expedition The discovery of the Popa langur, a medium-sized leaf-eating monkey found in central Myanmar, was recently announced by scientists. Wed, 25 Nov 2020 13:56:10 +0000 Roman-era Egyptian child mummy scanned with laser-like precision High-energy X-ray scans of an intact Egyptian mummy mapped a detailed glimpse of the bones and objects inside. Wed, 25 Nov 2020 00:02:00 +0000 2 of Darwin's famous notebooks, including iconic 'Tree of Life' sketch, are missing Two notebooks Darwin filled after his HMS Beagle expedition are missing, possibly stolen. Tue, 24 Nov 2020 19:18:15 +0000 Who set up this mysterious metal monolith in Utah desert? (It's not aliens.) Who embedded a 10-foot-tall metal monolith in the remote Utah desert? Tue, 24 Nov 2020 19:00:44 +0000