Live Science features groundbreaking developments in science, space, technology, health, the environment, our culture and history. Sat, 19 Oct 2019 05:22:27 +0000 The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week Here are the most interesting, amazing and unusual things that happened in the world of science this week. A recap of Live Science's best. Live Science Staff Sat, 19 Oct 2019 05:09:34 +0000 Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week 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. Sat, 19 Oct 2019 04:49:10 +0000 The World's Largest Geode Formed When the Mediterranean Sea Disappeared, New Study Reveals The Pulpí Geode, in southern Spain, is the largest geode in the world. For the first time, scientists think they know how it was made. Brandon Specktor Fri, 18 Oct 2019 21:06:53 +0000 NASA Astronauts Make History with 1st All-Female Spacewalk Today (Oct. 18), NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir embarked on the first spacewalk in history to be completed by a team of all women. Chelsea Gohd Fri, 18 Oct 2019 20:23:11 +0000 Fat Can Build Up in Your Lungs Fat can accumulate in some insidious places in the body, including your lungs, a new study finds. Rachael Rettner Fri, 18 Oct 2019 20:08:24 +0000 Long-Lost WWII Ship Found at the Bottom of the Pacific Ocean The Kaga sank during the historic Battle of Midway, along with six other vessels. Nicoletta Lanese Fri, 18 Oct 2019 20:02:36 +0000 This Quiet Fault in Southern California Hadn't Moved in 500 Years. Now It's Slipping. Earthquakes that shook Southern California in July set a nearby fault in motion. Nicoletta Lanese Fri, 18 Oct 2019 14:22:05 +0000 The 1st All-Female Spacewalk Happening Today. Here's How to Watch It Live NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir are scheduled to begin the first-ever all-female spacewalk today (Oct. 18) at around 7:50 a.m. EDT (1150 GMT). Watch it live at Mike Wall Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:45:49 +0000 The Milky Way Stole Its Cosmic Neighbors from Another Galaxy Our home galaxy stole several dwarf galaxies that used to belong to the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), a galaxy near the Milky Way. Elizabeth Howell Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:33:02 +0000 What Is the Cryosphere? The cryosphere is critical to Earth and its inhabitants, but it is vanishing as the planet warms. Mark Serreze Fri, 18 Oct 2019 11:11:40 +0000 What Is Activated Charcoal? You might want to reconsider including activated charcoal in your food, beverages or cosmetics. Rachel Ross Thu, 17 Oct 2019 20:55:56 +0000 Vaping Outbreak Death Toll Reaches 33 Nearly three dozen people have died from vaping-related lung illnesses as the nationwide outbreak that continues to grow. Rachael Rettner Thu, 17 Oct 2019 20:36:36 +0000 This 'Doomsday' Plane Was Designed to Survive a Nuclear Attack. A Bird Just Took It Down. This Navy craft is meant to communicate with nuclear forces in the event of a nuclear war. And a bird strike just grounded it. Jeanna Bryner Thu, 17 Oct 2019 19:16:46 +0000 Japan Just Imported Ebola to Prep for Possible Olympic Outbreak Japan imported Ebola and other lethal viruses to prepare diagnostic test kits for the 2020 Olympics. Nicoletta Lanese Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:30:36 +0000 Scorching Hot Take: September Was North America's Warmest Ever September tied the record for the warmest average global temperatures during that month, according to a new NOAA report. Mindy Weisberger Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:05:15 +0000 Virgin Galactic Unveils New Line of Under Armour 'Spacewear' for Space Tourists Virgin Galactic and partner Under Armour unveiled a new line of "spacewear" spacesuits for future passengers on SpaceShipTwo. Tariq Malik Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:27:49 +0000 Dead Elephant Found Lying on Top of a Squashed Crocodile. What Happened? An elephant's seemingly final act after it was attacked by a crocodile was to collapse on top of the reptile, crushing the would-be predator. Mindy Weisberger Thu, 17 Oct 2019 16:32:49 +0000 Ancient 'Cockroaches of the Sea' Fossilized While Playing 'Follow the Leader' Trilobites fossilized in Morocco seem to have been buried by a storm as they marched in an orderly queue. Stephanie Pappas Thu, 17 Oct 2019 15:15:32 +0000 Underwater Volcano Creates Bubbles More Than a Quarter-Mile Across In the early 20th century, sailors near Alaska reported seeing black bubbles seeming to boil out from the sea. They weren't wrong. Yasemin Saplakoglu Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:50:20 +0000 The 15 Weirdest Galaxies in Our Universe There are galaxies shaped like jellyfish, galaxies that consume other galaxies, and galaxies that seem to lack the dark matter that pervades the rest of the universe. Here are the strangest galaxies in the universe. Stephanie Pappas Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:53:47 +0000 Game Over: These Monkeys Just Crushed Humans on a Computer Game While playing a game, monkeys switched strategies each round, while humans stuck to a set of inefficient rules. Nicoletta Lanese Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:00:02 +0000 An Asteroid-Smashing Star Ground a Giant Rock to Bits and Covered Itself in the Remains Good news for scientists. Bad news for any asteroid dwellers. Rafi Letzter Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:00:00 +0000 Why Did This Man's Taste Buds Disappear? A man's missing taste buds would turn out to be a sign of an underlying blood condition. Rachael Rettner Wed, 16 Oct 2019 21:19:34 +0000 The Man Who Found the Titanic Just Ended His Search for Amelia Earhart's Lost Plane Two weeks and a multimillion-dollar search later, Robert Ballard said he has found no hint of it. Yasemin Saplakoglu Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:55:09 +0000 Watch Rare Footage of Whales Blowing 'Bubble Nets' to Capture Prey in a Vortex of Doom Underwater and airborne cameras recently captured an astounding sight: feeding whales producing bubble nets to trap their prey. Mindy Weisberger Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:44:12 +0000 What Is a Sea Cucumber? Nope, these cucumbers aren't plants. Sea cucumbers are colorful, squishy sea creatures that live on the ocean floor. Rachel Ross Wed, 16 Oct 2019 14:01:12 +0000 How the Nobel Prize-Winning Exoplanet Was Found The 1995 discovery showed that the sun isn't the only star to host a family of planets — something we had long figured but never demonstrated — and also that the universe is really, really weird. Paul Sutter Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:42:14 +0000 Why Computers Will Never Be Truly Conscious Here's why computers will never be truly conscious. Subhash Kak Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:32:49 +0000 17th-Century Dutch Smugglers' Shipwreck Comes to Life in Virtual Reality A virtual dive of a 17th-century shipwreck explores the remains of a ship used by the Dutch to secretly trade with Iceland. Mindy Weisberger Wed, 16 Oct 2019 11:13:28 +0000 Exotic 'Fuzzy' Dark Matter May Have Created Giant Filaments Across the Early Universe Simulations help distinguish a cosmos containing fuzzy dark matter from one without it. Adam Mann Wed, 16 Oct 2019 10:55:43 +0000