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Fidget Toys Aren't Just Hype

<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 & Insights</i>.<p>The …

Kids

Ebola Survivor's Blood Could Lead to Future Vaccine

The West African Ebola outbreak, which peaked between August and September 2014, killed 11,310 people, according to the World Health Organization. …

Disease

'Crypto' Parasite Top Culprit for Pool-Related Illnesses

If you got sick from swimming in a pool last summer, there's a good chance it was due to a tiny parasite called <i>Cryptosporidium</i>.<p>The parasite, which …

Marijuana: Facts About Cannabis

Marijuana is the slang term for portions of the <i>Cannabis</i> plant. It is one of the oldest psychoactive substances used by man.<p>Marijuana, also called …

What is THC?

THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical responsible for most of marijuana's psychological effects. It acts much like the cannabinoid chemicals …

Superhot 'Dragon's Breath' Chili Pepper Can Kill. Here's How

Death by chili pepper may not be a common way to die, but it's certainly a possibility for unlucky souls adventurous enough to try Dragon's Breath, …

11 Weird Things People Have Swallowed

Photo Credit: Dr. Ghofran Ageely<p>Slide 1 of 23<p>Oops!<p>It's probably not a good idea to swallow anything that isn't food or medicine. Yet doctors have …

How Regular Exercise May Make Your Body 'Younger'

Getting regular exercise may help slow the aging of your body's cells, a new study finds.<p>Compared with the people in the study who didn't exercise at …

The 4 Types of Exercise Every Person Needs | Video

When it comes to exercise, it's not just about cardio. Here are the four types of exercise that improve a person's overall physical fitness.

3D-Printed Ovaries Offer Promise as Infertility Treatment

A female mouse with synthetic ovaries created on a 3D-printer conceived and gave birth to healthy offspring. Researchers said the study could lead to …

Sunburn: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

Though sunburn is often laughed off as a side effect of a leisurely visit to the beach or the pool, it can be quite serious. In the United States, …

Flying High: 7 Post-Hindenburg Airships

Photo Credit: Shutterstock<p>Slide 1 of 15<p>Full of hot air<p>Airships — enormous gas-inflated structures buoying up metal frameworks — emerged in the early …

Could the US Stop Nuclear Weapons?

<i>Editor's Note: This story was updated on Nov. 28 at 7:00 p.m. E.T.</i><p>With tensions brewing between the United States and North Korea — highlighted by a …

Laser-Printed Nanotech Makes Colors That Never Fade

Laser printers that "sculpt" images at miniscule scales could one day make color photos that don't fade over time the way ink does, according to a …

New Battery Could Power Electric Cars 620 Miles on Single Charge

The average American drives about 30 miles (48 kilometers) per day, according to AAA, yet many people are still reluctant to buy electric cars that …

What Is Intelligence? 20 Years After Deep Blue, AI Still Can't Think Like Humans

When the IBM computer Deep Blue beat the world's greatest chess player, Garry Kasparov, in the last game of a six-game match on May 11, 1997, the …

Robotic Exosuits Help Workers Lift Heavy Loads

Employees at a Lowe's hardware store in Christiansburg, Virginia, recently channeled Ellen Ripley in the 1986 movie "Aliens," as they donned …

NASA Awards $100,000 in 3D-Printing Habitat Competition

The first printing segment of NASA's 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge is now complete, and the U.S. space agency has awarded $100,000 to the two winning …

3D Printing

What the Higgs Is Going on with Mass?

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State Universityand the chief scientist at COSI Science Center. Sutter is also host of Ask a Spaceman,</i> …

Stretchy Holograms Could Power 3D, Morphing Projections

Holograms are a staple of science fiction, but the kinds of 3D, multicolored moving images floating in midair from movies like "Star Wars" are still …

How Bots Acting Randomly Can Help Speed Human Problem-Solving

Software bots that occasionally act randomly can help groups of humans solve collective-action problems faster, new research has shown.<p>Playing a game …

Ultrathin Loudspeaker-Mic Also Generates Energy from Motion

Printed newspapers may be going out of style, but what if you could have a flexible electronic paper that reads headlines or the weather report and …

How Scientists Created a Paper-Thin Loudspeaker | Video

Researchers demonstrate how they created a flag that acts as a loudspeaker and microphone and can generate energy from human motion.

'Truly Chilling': US Satellites Vulnerable to Enemy Attack, Ted Cruz Says

The United States' critical satellite infrastructure is vulnerable to attack by increasingly capable adversaries, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, warned …

Ted Cruz

Device Purifies Air and Creates Energy All at the Same Time

A small innovation could have a big impact on air pollution. In Belgium, researchers have engineered a device that uses sunlight to purify polluted …

Mouse with 3D-printed Ovaries Gives Birth to Healthy Pups | Video

With the goal of one day helping young cancer patients whose ovaries have been damaged by chemotherapy, researchers have made a 3D-printed ovary than …

The Sky's the Limit: 15 Key Milestones in Aviation History

Photo Credit: Central Press/Getty Images<p>Slide 1 of 31<p>Aviation pioneers<p>On May 21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh claimed his spot in aviation history when he …

13 Famous People Who Believe in Aliens

Photo Credit: lassedesignen/Shutterstock<p>Slide 1 of 27<p>Introduction<p>Are we alone in the universe? It's a question that humanity has long grappled with. …