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How Stress in Your Brain Could Lead to Stress in Your Body

The patterns in your brain may predict how your body physically reacts to stressful situations, a new study finds.<p>That's important, because some …

The Brain

People Who Get Less REM Sleep May Be at Greater Risk of Dementia

Consider it another strike against not getting enough sleep: A new study finds that getting too little REM sleep may be linked to a higher risk of …

Sleep

Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Cast a 2-Year Shroud of Darkness Over Earth

The 2 minutes of darkness caused by the total solar eclipse earlier this week may seem momentous, but it's nothing compared with the prolonged …

National Academy of Sciences

Icy Planets' Diamond Rain Created in Laser Laboratory

For the first time, the kind of diamond rain that scientists think falls within the icy giant planets of the solar system has been generated in the …

Planets

'EPIC' Solar Eclipse View Captured from 1 Million Miles Away (Video)

It's one "EPIC" eclipse view: NASA's Earth Polychromatic Imaging Camera, aka EPIC, recorded the moon's shadow crossing the United States yesterday …

Astronomy

How to Protect Yourself from Cold and Flu in 2017

<i>In 2017, Live Science is bringing our readers a monthly series on personal health goals. We'll give you tips and tricks for reaching those goals,</i> …

Public Health

'My Eyes Feel Funny': Google Searches for Symptoms Spike After Eclipse

A total solar eclipse wowed viewers across the United States on Monday (Aug. 21), but for many, this amazement was followed by worry about whether …

Astronomy

Climate Change Is Causing Fish to Shrink

F F ishermen over the past several years have noted that fish appear to be shrinking. That observation was validated in 2014 by research that found …

Climate Change

Ancient 'Strange-Face' Dolphin Used Its Snout to Vacuum Up Food

A now-extinct dwarf dolphin whose name means "weaponless-snouted strange face" may have once used its toothless mouth to suck up fish and squid, a …

Biological Species

Stunning Photo Shows Total Solar Eclipse's March Across Oregon Sky

A newly released composite photo of the total solar eclipse shows the entire celestial event as it unfolded over Oregon, revealing different phases …

Astronomy

Dazzling Lightning Flashes Captured in Solar Eclipse's Shadow

What does an eclipse's path look like from space? Satellite cameras captured spectacular views of the Great American Solar Eclipse's shadow sweeping …

Astronomy

Facts About Iron

From being a crucial building block of steel to nourishing plants and helping carry oxygen in your blood — iron is always busy helping sustain life …

Healthy Eating

Depression: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Depression, or major depressive disorder, is a mental health condition marked by an overwhelming feeling of sadness, isolation and despair that …

Depression

The Maya: History, Culture & Religion

The Maya refer to both a modern-day people who can be found all over the world as well as their ancestors who built an ancient civilization that …

Ancient History

The Solar Eclipse Had a Spooky Effect on Nature

From flowers spontaneously shutting their petals to hundreds of thousands of salmon washing ashore, the eclipse yesterday (Aug. 21) had a downright …

Solar Eclipse

I Used Solar Eclipse Glasses, So Why Do My Eyes Feel Funny?

After viewing the historic solar eclipse yesterday (Aug. 21), some watchers reported that their eyes felt funny, even though they wore certified …

Oregon State University

Eclipse Watchers' Plane Crashes on Return Trip

A small plane carrying four people who were returning from an eclipse-watching trip crashed just short of an airport in Northern California.<p>No one …

Aviation

On Ray Bradbury's Birthday, Revisit His Rejected Planetarium Script

Today (Aug. 22) would have been author Ray Bradbury's 97th birthday. Bradbury, who died in 2012, is acclaimed worldwide for his literary science …

Ray Bradbury

Leaping Lizards! Live Gecko Found Inside a Man's Ear

Talk about an earache: When a man in China went to the hospital because of severe ear pain, doctors found a live gecko curled up in his ear canal, …

Biological Species

Total Solar Eclipse Leaves Southern Illinois College Town in Awe

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Pesky clouds threatened to spoil the view for tens of thousands of people who journeyed from near and far to this southern …

Total Solar Eclipse

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Diving with the eclipse<p>On Aug. 21, four cliff divers dove into a water tank in McMinnville, Oregon, during the solar eclipse. [Cliff Divers Plunge …

Total Solar Eclipse

What to Do with Your Eclipse Glasses

The totality is gone, the moon is back to playing second fiddle relative to the sun – and yet you still have six pairs of eclipse viewing glasses …

Astronomy

After 'Super Bowl of Eclipses,' US Looks Forward to 2024 Total Solar Eclipse

CARBONDALE, Ill. — The Great American Solar Eclipse thrilled millions on Monday, but another total solar eclipse is coming to the United States in …

Astronomy

Does Talcum Powder Cause Ovarian Cancer?

Some people may sprinkle on powder after showering and never think much of it. But recent court cases have shined a spotlight on the possible link …

Cancer

Did the Solar Eclipse Damage Your Eyes? Here's How to Tell

Many watchers of today's solar eclipse may have glanced at the sun without proper eye protection, if only for a brief moment. This can be dangerous, …

Astronomy

Great American Eclipse Casts Shadow over Great American Desert

THERMOPOLIS, Wyo. – The Great American Desert becomes a more pleasant place during a Great American Solar Eclipse.<p>On sunbaked, scrubby public land, …

Astronomy

Cliff Divers Plunge Into Oregon Water Tank During Total Solar Eclipse

A group of cliff divers created their own celestial spectacle today (Aug. 21) in McMinnville, Oregon, by diving into a tank of water in the darkness …

Solar Eclipse

Trump Stares at the Sun During the Eclipse: Will It Harm His Eyes?

Even the president of the United States couldn't look away from the Great American Solar Eclipse.<p>But on Monday afternoon (Aug. 21), President Donald …

Solar Eclipse

Scientists Respond to the Total Eclipse on Twitter

For a few surreal minutes across a narrow strip of the United States, the sun was completely blocked by the moon today (Aug. 21). This amazing …

Astronomy

Watch the International Space Station Cross Over the Eclipsed Sun

Sky gazers watching today's Great American Solar Eclipse were treated to a rare view of the International Space Station (ISS) when the spacecraft …

NASA