Subscribe: Livescience.com
http://feeds.feedburner.com/Livesciencecom
Preview: Livescience.com

Live Science



Science, health & technology news



Last Build Date: Fri, 28 Jul 2017 11:04:19 EDT

 



Why Looking for Aliens Is Good for Society (Even If There Aren't Any)

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 07:37:00 EDT

The search for life elsewhere in the universe is one of the most compelling aspects of modern science.(image)


Media Files:
https://img.purch.com/rc/160x100/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5saXZlc2NpZW5jZS5jb20vaW1hZ2VzL2kvMDAwLzA5NC8yMTMvb3JpZ2luYWwvc2VhcmNoLWZvci1hbGllbnMuanBn




Why a 2,500-Year-Old Hebrew Poem Still Matters

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 07:12:00 EDT

Psalm 137 – best known for its opening line, 'By the Rivers of Babylon' – is a 2,500-year-old Hebrew psalm that deals with the Jewish exile -remembered each year on Tisha B'av.(image)


Media Files:
https://img.purch.com/rc/160x100/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5saXZlc2NpZW5jZS5jb20vaW1hZ2VzL2kvMDAwLzA5NC8yMTIvb3JpZ2luYWwvcHNhbG0tMTM3LmpwZw==







Swarms of CICADA Drones Could Aid Hurricane Research

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 06:53:00 EDT

U.S. Navy researchers are developing a tiny, gliding drone called CICADA, which could be dropped from airplanes to gather data from hurricanes.(image)


Media Files:
https://img.purch.com/rc/160x100/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5saXZlc2NpZW5jZS5jb20vaW1hZ2VzL2kvMDAwLzA5NC8yMDcvb3JpZ2luYWwvdGlueS1zdGFja2FibGUtZ2xpZGluZy1kcm9uZXMtMDEuanBlZw==




The Evil Eye: A Closer Look

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:35:00 EDT

The evil eye is a specific type of magical curse. It is believed to cause harm, illness and even death.(image)


Media Files:
https://img.purch.com/rc/160x100/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5saXZlc2NpZW5jZS5jb20vaW1hZ2VzL2kvMDAwLzA1OC8zMTAvb3JpZ2luYWwvZXZpbC1leWUuanBn




Empirical Evidence: A Definition

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:28:00 EDT

Empirical evidence is information that is acquired by observation or experimentation.(image)


Media Files:
https://img.purch.com/rc/160x100/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5saXZlc2NpZW5jZS5jb20vaW1hZ2VzL2kvMDAwLzA3NC84NjIvb3JpZ2luYWwvZXZpZGVuY2UuanBn




Orca Calf Dies at SeaWorld: Why Killer Whales Get Sick in Captivity

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:15:00 EDT

Dozens of killer whales have died in captivity, including the 3-month-old orca named Kyara that just died at SeaWorld. So why do these marine mammals seem to fare so poorly?(image)


Media Files:
https://img.purch.com/rc/160x100/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5saXZlc2NpZW5jZS5jb20vaW1hZ2VzL2kvMDAwLzA5NC8yMDYvb3JpZ2luYWwvYmFieS1vcmNhLXNlYXdvcmxkLmpwZw==




Does Moderate Drinking Lower Your Risk of Diabetes?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 06:09:00 EDT

Is alcohol good for your health or bad? With no shortage of contradictory findings, it's understandable if you're left feeling like you've had a little too much to drink.(image)


Media Files:
https://img.purch.com/rc/160x100/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5saXZlc2NpZW5jZS5jb20vaW1hZ2VzL2kvMDAwLzA3MC81MTUvb3JpZ2luYWwvd2luZS1nbGFzcy1jbG9zZXVwLTE0MDkyNC5qcGc=




The 2017 Solar Eclipse May Prove the Sun Is Bigger Than We Think

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 05:30:00 EDT

A growing number of researchers think that the sun is actually larger than commonly thought.(image)


Media Files:
https://img.purch.com/rc/160x100/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5saXZlc2NpZW5jZS5jb20vaW1hZ2VzL2kvMDAwLzA5NC8yMDMvb3JpZ2luYWwvZWR1X3NvbGFyX2VjbGlwc2VfbGFyZ2UuanBn




Moving Nose to Tail, Shrew 'Conga Line' Shimmies Online

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 04:52:00 EDT

A creepy, crawly video of tiny critters holding each other's tails and scurrying across the ground like a furry centipede has captured the internet's attention.(image)


Media Files:
https://img.purch.com/rc/160x100/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5saXZlc2NpZW5jZS5jb20vaW1hZ2VzL2kvMDAwLzA5NC8yMDIvb3JpZ2luYWwvc2hyZXctY2FyYXZhbi1OTy1SRVVTRS5qcGc=




3,500-Year-Old 'Lunch Box' with Traces of Grain Found in Swiss Alps

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 03:54:00 EDT

Archaeologists found a lost lunch box near the top of a mountain in the Swiss Alps. They were even able to identify its 3,500-year-old contents.(image)


Media Files:
https://img.purch.com/rc/160x100/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5saXZlc2NpZW5jZS5jb20vaW1hZ2VzL2kvMDAwLzA5NC8yMDAvb3JpZ2luYWwvYnJvbnplLWFnZS13b29kZW4tYm94LmpwZw==







Why We Need to Stop Talking About Work-Life Balance As a 'Female' Struggle

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 01:11:00 EDT

Men and women struggle similarly to balance work and family, meaning that "having it all" is not solely a female struggle.(image)


Media Files:
https://img.purch.com/rc/160x100/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5saXZlc2NpZW5jZS5jb20vaW1hZ2VzL2kvMDAwLzA5NC8xOTgvb3JpZ2luYWwvd29ya2luZy1kYWQuanBn




Newfound Dino Looks Like the Creepy Love Child of a Turkey and an Ostrich

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:30:00 EDT

A farmer has discovered the remains of a dinosaur that could have passed for the ostrich-like cassowary in its day, sporting the flightless bird's head crest and long thunder thighs, indicating it could run quickly, just like its modern-day lookalike.(image)


Media Files:
https://img.purch.com/rc/160x100/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5saXZlc2NpZW5jZS5jb20vaW1hZ2VzL2kvMDAwLzA5NC8xNTUvb3JpZ2luYWwvY2Fzc293YXJ5LWxpa2UtZGlub3NhdXItMy5qcGc=




Would You Drink This Mummified-Toe Cocktail?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:10:00 EDT

The notorious "Sourtoe Cocktail" — a shot of alcohol containing a dehydrated human toe — is a bizarre tradition at the Downtown Hotel's Sourdough Saloon, in Dawson City, Yukon Territory.(image)


Media Files:
https://img.purch.com/rc/160x100/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5saXZlc2NpZW5jZS5jb20vaW1hZ2VzL2kvMDAwLzA5NC8xOTMvb3JpZ2luYWwvcHJlc2VydmVkLXRvZS1zZXJ2ZWQtaW4tY29ja3RhaWwtMDEuanBlZw==




Cyclone 'Licks' Portugal Coast in Gorgeous Space Image

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:22:00 EDT

A curling tongue of clouds reaches out to taste the Iberian Peninsula in a new satellite image.(image)


Media Files:
https://img.purch.com/rc/160x100/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5saXZlc2NpZW5jZS5jb20vaW1hZ2VzL2kvMDAwLzA5NC8xOTIvb3JpZ2luYWwvY3ljbG9uZS1pYmVyaWFuLXBlbmluc3VsYS5qcGc=




That's a Woman's Job: How Do Certain Careers Acquire a Gender?

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:36:00 EDT

Why do we consider some occupations 'male' and other 'female'? New research sheds some light on how giving jobs genders hurts everyone, men included.(image)


Media Files:
https://img.purch.com/rc/160x100/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5saXZlc2NpZW5jZS5jb20vaW1hZ2VzL2kvMDAwLzA5NC8xOTEvb3JpZ2luYWwvZmVtYWxlLW51cnNlLmpwZw==




World's Smallest Satellites Launched into Orbit

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:31:00 EDT

The $100 million Breakthrough Starshot initiative has achieved what might prove to be a "Sputnik moment" in successfully lofting its first spacecraft — the smallest ever launched and operated in orbit.(image)


Media Files:
https://img.purch.com/rc/160x100/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5saXZlc2NpZW5jZS5jb20vaW1hZ2VzL2kvMDAwLzA5NC8xNTYvb3JpZ2luYWwvYnJlYWt0aHJvdWdoLXN0YXJzaG90LXNwcml0ZS5qcGc=




400-Year-Old Physics Mystery Is Cracked

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:29:00 EDT

The mystery of Prince Rupert's drops, which are tadpole-shaped glass confections that can resist a hammer blow to the head but also shatter with slightest pressure on the tail, has finally been solved.(image)


Media Files:
https://img.purch.com/rc/160x100/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5saXZlc2NpZW5jZS5jb20vaW1hZ2VzL2kvMDAwLzA5NC8xNDkvb3JpZ2luYWwvcHJpbmNlLXJ1cGVydHMtZHJvcHMuanBn




Next Stop, Westeros! Google Earth Posts 33 'Game of Thrones' Sites

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:17:00 EDT

The fantastical "Game of Thrones" world is now on Google Earth, with 33 locations — including medieval castles, maze-like gardens and rocky ports — showing exactly where key scenes were filmed.(image)


Media Files:
https://img.purch.com/rc/160x100/aHR0cDovL3d3dy5saXZlc2NpZW5jZS5jb20vaW1hZ2VzL2kvMDAwLzA5NC8xNzIvb3JpZ2luYWwvS2luZ3MtTGFuZGluZy5qcGc=