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Later Gator! Video of Giant 'Humpback' Alligator Goes Viral

Why did the alligator cross the road? To get to the other side … very, very, slowly.<p>A viral video of a massive, and monstrous alligator known …

Cool Stuff

Murderous Mickey: 'Zombie' Mice Triggered with Predatory Gene

The next season of the hit TV show "The Walking Dead" could include "zombie" mice now that scientists know how to switch on the rodents' predatory …

The Brain

Small Honor: Tiny Moth Named for Trump

A miniscule moth with a wingspan measuring only 0.4 inches (9 millimeters) is the first species to be named for the soon-to-be president of the …

Biological Species

Why Adults Diagnosed with Asthma May Not Actually Have It

Many adults diagnosed with asthma may not actually have the disease, a new study from Canada suggests.<p>Researchers found that about one-third of …

Medicine

3-Year Search Ends for Lost Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

The official search for Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was called off today (Jan. 17), nearly three years after the plane mysteriously vanished over …

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Were Egyptian 'Pot Burials' a Symbol of Rebirth?

Ancient Egyptians who buried their deceased kin in pots may have chosen the burial vessels as symbols of the womb and rebirth, scientists argue in a …

Archaeology

Well, That Sucks: Vampire Bats Found Drinking Human Blood

Unlike mythical vampires, vampire bats do not prey on humans — or do they? Scientists have found the first evidence of vampire bats supping on human …

Nature

Cup of Joe Could Fight Age-Related Inflammation

Caffeine could counteract the inflammation that comes with aging, a new study finds.<p>The difference could come down to just a few cups of coffee a …

Longevity

Pendant Just Like Anne Frank's Discovered at Nazi Death Camp

Archaeologists have discovered a German Jewish girl's pendant — nearly identical to the one that belonged to Anne Frank —in the ruins of a Nazi death …

Holocaust

'Human Swan' Trails Endangered Birds on Epic 4,500-Mile Migration

Tens of thousands of endangered Bewick’s swans leave their breeding grounds in northern Russia every fall, heading south for milder wetlands across …

Nature

New Icy Island Forms as Arctic Glacier Retreats

As Coronation Glacier on Canada's Baffin Island retreats, it has left behind a new island.<p>The island, detected with satellite imagery, is made of …

World News

New You: Personality May Change After Therapy

Personality, once thought to be fundamental and resistant to change, can shift in response to therapy, new research finds.<p>The study synthesizes data …

Just How Safe Are Vaccines? Here Are the Numbers

Numerous studies show that vaccines are safe and effective, and that serious side effects are rare.

Health

'Pineapple Express' Triggers Floods in California, NASA Animation Shows

NASA satellites spied a so-called atmospheric river passing over the state.

Climate

Not So Scary? 'Unlucky' 13's Other Meanings

Feeling lucky? Today is Friday the 13th, one of only two of those most-unlucky days in 2017. (The other will come in October.)<p>The origins of Friday …

Cool Stuff

High-Speed Video Captures Amazing Viper Strike in the Wild

For the first time, scientists have captured high-speed video of a viper striking at its prey in the wild.<p>The infrared footage shows a Mohave …

Science

How Healthy Is Your Diet? New Urine Test Can Tell

How healthy is your diet? The most specific answer you could probably muster might be something like "pretty healthy" or "not really that …

Diets

Baboons Vocalizations Hint at Origins of Human Speech

A baboon's grunt is different from its bark, and new research has found that the primates use five distinct vowel-like soundsthat were previously …

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How Brain Cells Can Predict Your Age

As we get older, our brain cells show changes, and now a new study finds that certain changes happen so reliably that by themselves they can reveal a …

Primordial 'Ice Cream Cone' Creature Finds a Family Tree

A strange, ancient creature that stood on stilts has finally found its place in the tree of life.<p>For 280 million years, strange shelled animals …

Geography

Why Vaccine Myths Persist: Trump Team References Debunked Autism Link

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., an anti-vaccine activist, told reporters on Jan. 10 that President-elect Donald Trump asked him to chair a commission on …

Public Health

Stem Cells Could Restore Vision After Eye Disease

A new technique using stem cells can restore vision in mice that have end-stage eye disease, a condition that is thought to bring irreversible vision …

Biology

Why Are Most People Right-Handed?

<i>This article was originally published at</i> <i>The Conversation.</i> <i>The publication contributed the article to Live Science's</i> <i>Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

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Rusty Patched Bumblebee Declared Endangered

The rusty patched bumblebee (<i>Bombus affinis</i>) is now the first bumblebee species to receive protections under the U.S. Endangered Species Act.<p>The …

Biological Species

Exquisite Corpses: Biologists Share #BestCarcass Photos

If you thought that biologists on Twitter couldn't top the genitalia-celebrating hashtag #JunkOff, you'd be wrong. Dead wrong, in fact. Scientists …

Wildlife

Baby Farms of the Future? Docs Warn of Ethical Issues from New Tech

In the not-too-distant future, scientists may be able to create human sperm and egg cells in a lab dish. That possibility brings hope for treating …

Genetics

Rare Evidence of Pregnancy-Related Death Found at Ancient Troy

Scientists extracted ancient DNA from a woman buried at Troy and revealed her cause of death: a bacterial infection during pregnancy.

Ancient History

Why Are Bananas Berries, But Strawberries Aren't?

Despite its name, the strawberry isn't a true berry. Neither is the raspberry or the blackberry. But the banana, it turns out, is a berry, …

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How the Stress in Your Head Affects the Health of Your Heart

The mind-body connection is more than just a catchphrase: A new study finds that increased levels of stress are indeed linked to greater risk of a …

Seahawks Score Touchdown, and Fans Shake Earthquake Monitors

Seattle Seahawks fans' enthusiastic stomping and cheering at CenturyLink Field during the NFL playoff season is so powerful it can be felt by …

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