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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 …

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. …

'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 …

Public Health

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 …

Cannabis

What is THC?

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

Cannabis

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

1 of 13<p>Oops!<p>It's probably not a good idea to swallow anything that isn't food or medicine. Yet doctors have seen cases of people who've swallowed all …

Medicine

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 …

Exercise

LiveScience

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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 …

Bioengineering

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, …

Skin Care

Flying High: 7 Post-Hindenburg Airships

1 of 9<p>Full of hot air<p>Airships — enormous gas-inflated structures buoying up metal frameworks — emerged in the early 20th century, and for several …

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 …

North Korea

Fake Walls, Real Shocks: VR System Simulates Physical Barriers

What happens when you walk into a wall in virtual reality? Nothing yet, but soon, your muscles could get shocked when you smack into a barrier, …

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 …

Breakthroughs

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 …

Artificial Intelligence

In Year 1 Million, What Will Humanity Look Like?

In the year 1 million, Earth's continents will look roughly the same as they do now and the sun will still shine as it does today. But humans could …

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 …

Lowe's

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 …

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> …

Physics

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 …

Augmented Reality

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 …

Artificial Intelligence

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 …

Nanotech

'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 …

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 …

EPA

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

1 of 17<p>Aviation pioneers<p>On May 21, 1927, Charles Lindbergh claimed his spot in aviation history when he landed in Paris, France, after a 33.5-hour …

Aviation

13 Famous People Who Believe in Aliens

1 of 15<p>Introduction<p>Are we alone in the universe? It's a question that humanity has long grappled with. But while astronomers continue to scan the …

Stephen Hawking

Tale of 2 Tails: Why Do Sharks and Whales Swim So Differently?

The graceful whale swims by undulating its wide tail up and down. And so does the shark, right?<p>Wrong.<p>Like other fish, sharks swim by moving their …

New Jersey