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. Sun, 25 Aug 2019 05:59:04 +0000 What Was It Like to Be an Executioner in the Middle Ages? https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=medieval-executioner-life.html The image of the hooded executioner is iconic, but it tells us only a small part of the story. Emma Bryce https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=medieval-executioner-life.html Sat, 24 Aug 2019 11:00:00 +0000 Ruth Bader Ginsberg Just Completed Another Cancer Treatment, and She's Good to Go. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=ruth-bader-ginsburg-just-completed-cancer-treatment-again.html This isn't the first time the "Notorious RBG" has bounced back from health scares. Kimberly Hickok https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=ruth-bader-ginsburg-just-completed-cancer-treatment-again.html Fri, 23 Aug 2019 21:34:26 +0000 Alien Oceans Could Hold Way More Life Than Earth’s Waters Ever Did, New Research Suggests https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=alien-exoplanet-biodiversity.html Alien worlds that favor strong ocean currents could be overflowing with life. Brandon Specktor https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=alien-exoplanet-biodiversity.html Fri, 23 Aug 2019 20:52:34 +0000 There Are Now Nearly 200 Cases of Severe Lung Illnesses Tied to Vaping https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=number-vaping-illness-cases-rising.html One patient has reportedly died from a severe lung illness linked to vaping. Yasemin Saplakoglu https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=number-vaping-illness-cases-rising.html Fri, 23 Aug 2019 20:46:12 +0000 Respiratory System: Our Avenue for Gas Exchange https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=22616-respiratory-system.html Breathe in, breathe out. Kim Ann Zimmermann https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=22616-respiratory-system.html Fri, 23 Aug 2019 16:34:17 +0000 A Rail Gun the Size of Manhattan Could Reveal the Secrets of the Higgs Boson https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=physicists-want-a-subatomic-rail-gun.html A giant linear collider the size of Manhattan could finally help us find new physics, scientists argue. Paul Sutter https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=physicists-want-a-subatomic-rail-gun.html Fri, 23 Aug 2019 11:00:47 +0000 Sending Even a Tiny Message Through a Black Hole Would Make It Evaporate https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=black-holes-are-terrible-at-sending-messages.html Sending a carrier pigeon across the cosmos would probably be a more reliable way to send a message. Mara Johnson-Groh https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=black-holes-are-terrible-at-sending-messages.html Fri, 23 Aug 2019 11:00:35 +0000 Physicists Finally Narrowed Down the Mass of the Tiniest 'Ghost Particle' in the Universe https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=neutrino-mass-measurement-galaxies.html A new paper uses data about the structure of the entire universe to measure the mass of one of its smallest, hardest-to-study components. Rafi Letzter https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=neutrino-mass-measurement-galaxies.html Fri, 23 Aug 2019 11:00:11 +0000 We'd Better Retreat from the Coasts While We Still Can, Scientists Urge Amid Climate Crisis https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=we-should-retreat-from-coastal-cities-now.html Do it now or do it later, with much, much worse outcomes. Brandon Specktor https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=we-should-retreat-from-coastal-cities-now.html Thu, 22 Aug 2019 19:56:36 +0000 Here's Why Drugs That Work So Well in Mouse Brains Often Fail Miserably in Humans https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=mouse-human-brain-differences.html Mice and humans have the same kinds of brain cells and wiring. But the similarities may stop there. Yasemin Saplakoglu https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=mouse-human-brain-differences.html Thu, 22 Aug 2019 18:29:52 +0000 Magnetars Can Crack Themselves Open and Bombard Earth with Gamma-Ray Flares, New Theory Suggests https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=weird-neutron-star-x-ray-pulse-figured-out.html Three giant gamma-ray flares have been detected in the last 40 years. A new paper on magnetars cracking themselves open could explain why. Rafi Letzter https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=weird-neutron-star-x-ray-pulse-figured-out.html Thu, 22 Aug 2019 17:49:13 +0000 Ancient Skeletons with Alien-Like Heads Unearthed in Croatia https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=ancient-skulls-croatia-artificially-deformed.html Archaeologists have unearthed three ancient skeletons in Croatia — and two of them had pointy, artificially deformed skulls. Yasemin Saplakoglu https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=ancient-skulls-croatia-artificially-deformed.html Thu, 22 Aug 2019 16:06:03 +0000 Asteroid That's Nearly the Height of the World's Tallest Building Is Flying by Earth Soon https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=asteroid-fly-by-september-2019.html This asteroid nearly rivals the height of the world's tallest building. Laura Geggel https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=asteroid-fly-by-september-2019.html Thu, 22 Aug 2019 14:36:48 +0000 Biblical War Revealed on 2,800-Year-Old Stone Altar https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=alter-tells-story-of-biblical-war.html The altar reveals new details about a rebellion against the Kingdom of Israel. Owen Jarus https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=alter-tells-story-of-biblical-war.html Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:00:49 +0000 Astronomers Create 8 Million Baby Universes Inside a Computer and Watch Them Grow. Here's What They Learned. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=universe-machine-probes-dark-matter.html "UniverseMachine" churns out millions of unique universes to study dark matter and the evolution of galaxies. Tim Childers https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=universe-machine-probes-dark-matter.html Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:00:34 +0000 Scientists Are Building a Real-Life Version of the Starship Enterprise's Life Scanner https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=corkscrew-light-reveals-alien-life.html A novel method relying on biochemistry could provide an unambiguous signal of life on other worlds. Adam Mann https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=corkscrew-light-reveals-alien-life.html Thu, 22 Aug 2019 11:00:24 +0000 A Man Accidentally Swallowed a Fish Bone. It Tore a Hole Through His Intestine. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=fish-bone-pierced-intestine.html People swallow fish bones all the time. But it's rare for fish bones to pierce a hole through the intestine, as was the case for one man in Japan. Rachael Rettner https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=fish-bone-pierced-intestine.html Wed, 21 Aug 2019 21:00:18 +0000 The Titanic Shipwreck Is Collapsing into Rust, First Visit in 14 Years Reveals https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=titanic-shipwreck-disintegrating-into-the-sea.html The wreck of the Titanic is rapidly disintegrating into the sea, but our hearts will go on. Brandon Specktor https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=titanic-shipwreck-disintegrating-into-the-sea.html Wed, 21 Aug 2019 20:51:51 +0000 We Could Detect Extraterrestrials Because They May Glow, Scientists Say https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=biofluorescent-worlds-extraterrestrial-life.html Whole planets may be covered with glowing red, blue and green life-forms. Yasemin Saplakoglu https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=biofluorescent-worlds-extraterrestrial-life.html Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:02:07 +0000 We May Finally Know Where Vicious 'Black Widow' Pulsars Come From https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=millisecond-pulsar-neutron-star-redback-formation-theory.html These little "redback" and "black widow" stars have intensely magnetic poles, which could help explain how they eat their twins. Rafi Letzter https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=millisecond-pulsar-neutron-star-redback-formation-theory.html Wed, 21 Aug 2019 19:00:46 +0000 Teen Has 3-Pound Hair Ball Removed from Her Stomach https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=giant-hairball-stomach-rapunzel-syndrome.html A teen girl in India who secretly ate her own hair ended up having a giant hairball removed from her stomach. Rachael Rettner https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=giant-hairball-stomach-rapunzel-syndrome.html Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:39:49 +0000 Matter: Definition & the Five States of Matter https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=46506-states-of-matter.html Matter makes up you, me and everything else that takes up space in the universe. Mary Bagley https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=46506-states-of-matter.html Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:10:48 +0000 What Is Dark Energy? https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=what-is-dark-energy.html Dark energy is responsible for accelerating the cosmos. Adam Mann https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=what-is-dark-energy.html Wed, 21 Aug 2019 14:00:13 +0000 Why Are Dozens of US Teens Getting Sick After Vaping? https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=what-caused-e-cigarette-mystery-illnesses.html The illnesses left nearly 100 people hospitalized. Yasemin Saplakoglu https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=what-caused-e-cigarette-mystery-illnesses.html Wed, 21 Aug 2019 12:00:00 +0000 New US Space Command Will Launch Next Week, VP Pence Says https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=space-command-launches-august-2019.html The United States Space Command will officially be up and running by the end of the month, Vice President Mike Pence said today (Aug. 20) at a meeting of the National Space Council. Hanneke Weitering https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=space-command-launches-august-2019.html Wed, 21 Aug 2019 11:00:53 +0000 What Is the Universe Made of? https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=what-is-the-universe-made-of.html What are the building blocks of everything that makes up the universe, and where did it all come from? Mindy Weisberger https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=what-is-the-universe-made-of.html Wed, 21 Aug 2019 11:00:45 +0000 Genetic Tests for Depression Treatment Aren't Effective, Experts Say https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=do-genetic-tests-for-antidepressants-work.html Dozens of companies invite consumers to spit in a tube to determine which antidepressant is right for them. There's little evidence that these tests work. Nicoletta Lanese https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=do-genetic-tests-for-antidepressants-work.html Wed, 21 Aug 2019 11:00:40 +0000 Smoke from Burning Amazon Turns São Paulo Afternoon into Midnight https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=amazon-rainforest-burning-fire.html There's so much smoke from wildfires in the Amazon rainforest that São Paulo plunged into darkness on Monday afternoon (Aug. 19), with day turning into night. Laura Geggel https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=amazon-rainforest-burning-fire.html Tue, 20 Aug 2019 21:24:00 +0000 Astronomers Trained AI to find Ancient Galaxy Collisions from the Early Universe https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=machine-learning-finds-galaxy-mergers-in-ancient-universe.html There are bright lights all over the universe where galaxies are smashing together. And now astronomers have a new way to find them. Rafi Letzter https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=machine-learning-finds-galaxy-mergers-in-ancient-universe.html Tue, 20 Aug 2019 19:34:15 +0000 What Is Psoriasis? https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=psoriasis.html Psoriasis causes new skin cells to grow in days rather than weeks. New skin builds up rapidly, forming thick patches and scales on the surface. Cari Nierenberg https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=psoriasis.html Tue, 20 Aug 2019 15:33:12 +0000