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. Thu, 09 Jul 2020 05:36:20 +0000 Coronavirus in the US: Latest COVID-19 news and case counts https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=coronavirus-updates-united-states.html The U.S. has now confirmed more than 3 million COVID-19 cases, as numbers surge in Arizona, Texas, Florida and California. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=coronavirus-updates-united-states.html Wed, 08 Jul 2020 22:44:34 +0000 Coronavirus outbreak: Live updates https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=topics/live/coronavirus-news-live-updates Among the top coronavirus news out today are: As the U.S. prepares to celebrate the Fourth of July, new coronavirus cases continue to surge, breaking records in multiple states. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=topics/live/coronavirus-news-live-updates Wed, 08 Jul 2020 21:35:10 +0000 Earth's magnetic field changes 10 times faster than once thought https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=magnetic-field-changes-faster-10x.html Directional changes in Earth's magnetic field happen far more rapidly than previous calculations suggested, according to new simulations. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=magnetic-field-changes-faster-10x.html Wed, 08 Jul 2020 17:43:24 +0000 A shot taken every 2 months could prevent HIV https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=hiv-prevention-shot.html The shot could someday be an alternative to daily pills. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=hiv-prevention-shot.html Wed, 08 Jul 2020 17:26:21 +0000 4 mysterious objects spotted in deep space are unlike anything ever seen https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=circular-radio-objects-space.html Astronomers have discovered four faint objects that at radio wavelengths are highly circular and brighter along their edges. And they're unlike any class of astronomical object ever seen before. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=circular-radio-objects-space.html Wed, 08 Jul 2020 16:29:07 +0000 Weird new 'pentadiamonds' could be ultrahard, ultralight and conduct electricity https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=pentadiamond-created-in-simulation.html Materials scientists come up with a potentially useful new form of carbon. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=pentadiamond-created-in-simulation.html Wed, 08 Jul 2020 16:08:40 +0000 Older people don't take more precautions against coronavirus https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=older-people-coronavirus-precautions.html The age groups most likely to face severe illness and death from COVID-19 aren't more willing to take preventive measures against coronavirus, an international study finds. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=older-people-coronavirus-precautions.html Wed, 08 Jul 2020 15:35:44 +0000 SpaceX to launch Starlink and BlackSky satellites into orbit today. Here's how to watch live. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=spacex-starlink-internet-satellites-july-2020-launch-webcast.html SpaceX will launch its tenth set of Starlink internet satellites into orbit today (July 8) and you can watch it live online. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=spacex-starlink-internet-satellites-july-2020-launch-webcast.html Wed, 08 Jul 2020 13:02:39 +0000 The Arctic Circle: Polar portal to the Arctic https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=arctic-circle.html Located about 66.5 degrees north of the Equator lies the Arctic Circle — a line of latitude that outlines the border of Earth's northernmost region known as the Arctic. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=arctic-circle.html Wed, 08 Jul 2020 13:00:20 +0000 The electric hum of life may have originated with primordial lightning https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=life-electrical-hum-from-lightning.html A low-frequency hum in our cells syncs may have synced with ancient sky bolts. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=life-electrical-hum-from-lightning.html Wed, 08 Jul 2020 11:00:43 +0000 COVID-19 is tied to deadly brain inflammation in some patients https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=covid-19-neurological-brain-complications.html COVID-19 may cause dangerous neurological problems. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=covid-19-neurological-brain-complications.html Wed, 08 Jul 2020 11:00:00 +0000 Antibody cocktail to prevent and treat COVID-19 enters late-stage trials https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=antibody-cocktail-for-covid19-trial.html The treatment contains two antibodies shown to help neutralize the virus. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=antibody-cocktail-for-covid19-trial.html Wed, 08 Jul 2020 01:25:54 +0000 Is the coronavirus airborne? Evidence is scant, infectious disease experts say https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=coronavirus-airborne-transmission-debate.html The most important ways to prevent transmission are still the same, whether SARS-CoV-2 spreads via tiny droplets or larger ones. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=coronavirus-airborne-transmission-debate.html Tue, 07 Jul 2020 23:59:07 +0000 The US formally announced its withdrawal from the World Health Organization https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=trump-exits-who-united-states.html Trump threatened in May to withdraw the U.S. from the WHO. Now the process has begun. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=trump-exits-who-united-states.html Tue, 07 Jul 2020 23:36:09 +0000 Ice age mining camp found 'frozen in time' in underwater Mexican cave https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=ice-age-mining-cave-mexico.html Cave divers found a mysterious passageway that led to an ice age ochre mine. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=ice-age-mining-cave-mexico.html Tue, 07 Jul 2020 18:29:43 +0000 350 elephants drop dead in Botswana, some walking in circles before doing face-plants https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=elephant-mass-deaths-botswana.html More than 350 elephants in Botswana have mysteriously died since May, in a phenomenon that some scientists have dubbed a "conservation disaster," and one that has evaded explanation. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=elephant-mass-deaths-botswana.html Tue, 07 Jul 2020 16:45:09 +0000 Bubonic plague case confirmed in China's Inner Mongolia https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=bubonic-plague-inner-mongolia.html Cases of plague crop up from time to time on nearly every continent worldwide. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=bubonic-plague-inner-mongolia.html Tue, 07 Jul 2020 12:25:00 +0000 How the brain builds a sense of self https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=how-brain-builds-your-self.html We don't just copy the behavior of people around us. We also copy their minds. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=how-brain-builds-your-self.html Tue, 07 Jul 2020 12:22:51 +0000 Is it safe to use hair dye? https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=hair-dye-safety.html Hair can be dyed at home or at a salon. Is one safer than the other? https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=hair-dye-safety.html Mon, 06 Jul 2020 17:24:11 +0000 What is the Dunning-Kruger effect? https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=dunning-kruger-effect.html When we don't know enough to know what we don't know. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=dunning-kruger-effect.html Mon, 06 Jul 2020 13:00:16 +0000 Humans are hardwired to dismiss (coronavirus) facts that don't fit their worldview https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=coronavirus-science-denial.html Americans increasingly exist in highly polarized, informationally insulated ideological communities, allowing them to dismiss scientific facts about coronavirus. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=coronavirus-science-denial.html Mon, 06 Jul 2020 12:03:54 +0000 Rocket Lab Electron launch fails to reach orbit, 7 satellites lost https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=rocket-lab-electron-booster-launch-failure.html A Rocket Lab Electron booster carrying seven satellites failed to reach orbit during a Fourth of July launch Saturday. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=rocket-lab-electron-booster-launch-failure.html Sun, 05 Jul 2020 12:56:10 +0000 Can energy be sucked out of a black hole? https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=extract-energy-from-black-holes.html In a very distant future, black hole bombs will be the only hope for any civilization to thrive. This would be a universe with immense, isolated sources of energy, shining bright in an otherwise completely black sky. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=extract-energy-from-black-holes.html Sat, 04 Jul 2020 13:23:32 +0000 What color is the sunset on other planets? https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=what-color-are-other-planets-sunsets.html It depends on whether the planet's atmosphere is predominantly filled with gas or dust particles. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=what-color-are-other-planets-sunsets.html Sat, 04 Jul 2020 11:00:11 +0000 The US Constitution: Facts about the country's founding document https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=US-Constitution.html Written over 200 years ago, the Constitution is a legal document of Articles and Amendments that form the foundation of the federal government, state authority and citizen rights. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=US-Constitution.html Fri, 03 Jul 2020 13:00:58 +0000 Why do some men take so long to poop? https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=why-men-take-longer-to-poop.html They're probably not just pooping; the restroom is a safe place for them to ponder life's great questions. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=why-men-take-longer-to-poop.html Fri, 03 Jul 2020 11:00:05 +0000 How to watch the 'Independence Day' lunar eclipse https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=full-moon-lunar-eclipse-july-2020.html The full moon will pass through part of Earth's shadow, leading to a partial penumbral eclipse. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=full-moon-lunar-eclipse-july-2020.html Thu, 02 Jul 2020 21:05:43 +0000 Looted skulls and human remains are being sold in black markets on Facebook https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=human-bone-trade-facebook.html A Live Science investigation unlocked a world inside private Facebook groups in which human remains are often sold with little information about their origins — raising questions about how they were acquired. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=human-bone-trade-facebook.html Thu, 02 Jul 2020 20:49:40 +0000 Hand sanitizer and fireworks don't mix, experts warn https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=hand-sanitizer-fireworks.html It's a dangerous combo. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=hand-sanitizer-fireworks.html Thu, 02 Jul 2020 20:00:33 +0000 Betelgeuse's weird dimming caused by gigantic starspots https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=betelgeuse-red-giant-star-dimming-starspots.html Betelgeuse's weird recent dimming was caused by starspots that temporarily covered at least half of the red supergiant's surface, a new study suggests. https://www.liga-fw-lsa.de/?big=betelgeuse-red-giant-star-dimming-starspots.html Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:36:43 +0000