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The mission aims to send a crew to the Red Planet in 2022. (78,000 people apply for one-way trip to Mars: An ambitious project to establish a human colony on Mars has at...
Today, there are more than 800 confirmed exoplanets -- planets that orbit stars beyond our sun -- and more than 2,700 other candidates. What are these exotic planets made of? Unfortunately, you cannot stack them in a jar like marbles...
A scientist from the University of Trento in Italy claims to have made the world's toughest material. But this isn't some kind of exotic super material—it's just made from strands of fiber with knots tied in them.
Eternal or even elongated life is an idiotic thing to wish for. You don't want to get old, and then tack on 50 more years of wrinkles and Metamucil. But prolonged youth? Full body youth? More time being young and nubile and beautiful?
Scientists have for the first time found a region of the brain—a signaling pathway in the hypothalamus—that can slow down or speed up the aging process in mice.
By Douglas Main, OurAmazingPlanetSo-called zombie worms — and yes, they actually exist — like to munch on whale bones for dinner. The creatures also use the bones for shelter.
Environmental officials are planning to survey a Central Park lake this week to search for an invasive type of toothy predator fish that threatens to disrupt the ecosystem.The northern snakehead fish, native to China, Russia and Korea, has been spotted...
There are a wide variety of animal species that are dangerous. However, this list describes the unique ones that will literally blow your mind with what they can do.
Two boys in Massachusetts have stumbled upon what could possibly be a defining piece of evidence in the great hunt for Bigfoot.
While his classmates at Renfro Elementary School in Illinois are busy learning their ABCs, 5-year-old Gus Dorman reads books and Wired Magazines over breakfast, studies geography and chemistry and takes piano lessons.
You know how the skin on your hands gets wrinkly every time you spend a little too much time in the bathtub? Imagine what your hands must look like after ten full days of being submerged underwater.
A group of researchers has hit upon a novel way to halt cancer's spread: delivering radiation directly to the cancer cells using genetically modified bacteria.
Generally, we tend to associate powerful theories with the people who first proposed them and say that without Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Einstein, Heisenberg, Turing, or all the other scientists featured in countless books as visionaries, our world...
Thirty years ago, Dr. Gene Giggleman was a veterinarian who thought chiropractors were quacks.
By Douglas MainLiveScienceTo catch Antarctic toothfish, you must bait your hook with Peruvian squid and cast it into the depths of the Ross Sea. This is what a team of Ukrainians did on a fishing trip near Antarctica.
Does Ireland have its own Loch Ness monster? A film crew shooting a short movie on Ireland's Lough Foyle, near County Donegal, took this video of what appears to be a large creature swimming beneath the surface of the tidal estuary.
A shirt that can be worn for up to 100 days without having to be washed or ironed is the dream of many busy men around the world. Now, thanks to textile start-up Wool & Prince, this miracle shirt has become a reality.
Fish might have more going on in their fishy brains than thought, a new study suggests. Researchers found that at least two types -- groupers and coral trout -- use what amounts to sign language to help their hunting partners, reports LiveScience.
Scientists have built a digital camera inspired by the compound eyes of insects such as bees and flies.
By Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience A teensy skeleton with a squashed alienlike head may have earthly origins — but the remains, found in Chile's Atacama Desert a decade ago, do make for quite a medical mystery.Apparently when the mummified specimen was...
By Stephanie PappasLiveScience Dinosaurs — or at least their ancestors — may have gotten an earlier start than once believed.Bizarre four-legged creatures that resembled demonic dogs and predated dinosaurs branched out shortly after an extinction...
On the tiny secluded island of Madagascar, the remains of an undocumented dinosaur species have been discovered.
So far, superheroes are only fictional. But some of their powers already exist in the world, possessed by a whole range of strange species. Some creatures have even more amazing, surprising, weird, funny or disgusting powers than any superhero.
Admit it, at some point you've wondered why women tend to make more noise during sex, or why men are so obsessed with breasts. These aren't just random occurrences; they actually offer distinct evolutionary advantages to mankind.
Fossilized guts reveal that Microraptor -- a four-winged flying dinosaur -- had a taste for fish.