Underwater photo contest winners include seal, shrimp
June 4, 2013, 12:28 p.m. by Livescience.com Inc.
Winners from the 2013 Annual Underwater Photography Contest held by the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science epitomize the beautiful diversity of the open oceans.
Baby leopard brothers come to San Diego Zoo
December 7, 2012, 6:31 p.m. by Live Science Staff
The cats came to the zoo by way of the Nashville Zoo, which has a breeding program aimed at boosting the numbers of this vulnerable species.
Volcanoes, not meteorite, killed dinosaurs, scientist argues
December 7, 2012, 12:01 p.m. by Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer
New research argues that volcanic activity from the Deccan Traps in India, not a meteorite impact, killed the dinosaurs.
Mind-control parasites hijack immune system
December 6, 2012, 5:15 p.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer
Toxoplasma gondii uses cells that would normally help defeat it as transport to get around the body.
Arctic's record melt worries scientists
December 6, 2012, 7:38 a.m. by Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer
A NOAA report found that Greenland's Arctic sea ice and glaciers were melting at a record rate and that sea-level rise has accelerated in the region.
French sperm sinking, not swimming
December 4, 2012, 7:12 p.m. by Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer
Sperm concentration in French men declined between 1989 and 2005, according to a study that found fewer normally formed sperm in French semen.
Where's my flying car? Science's promises broken
November 30, 2012, 11:40 a.m. by Wynne Parry, LiveScience Contributor
Popular Mechanics made a few predictions of future innovations, but many of the magazine's prognostications never materialized.
Odd reason some guys have fewer sex partners
November 30, 2012, 8:34 a.m. by Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer
Men without a sense of smell have fewer sexual partners than other men do, and women with the same disorder are more insecure in their partnerships.
Spider silk may act as pest repellant
November 29, 2012, 6:18 p.m. by Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor
Researchers suspected that insects and other spiders prey might associate silk with the risk of getting eaten.
Body language speaks volumes
November 29, 2012, 2:46 p.m. by Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer
Facial expressions are less reliable indicators of emotions than body language when people are at the peak of joy or despair.
400-year-old playing cards reveal royal secret
November 29, 2012, 10:55 a.m. by Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor
A complete set of 52 silver playing cards gilded in gold and dating back 400 years has been discovered.