2,400 people in Oregon potentially exposed to HIV, hepatitis through botched anesthesia

An anesthesiologist contracted at various Oregon health care facilities did not practice proper infection control, posing a risk to patients. | Continue reading

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Milky Way's rarest black hole may lurk behind 7 stars that 'shouldn't be there'

Seven strangely-behaving stars in the Milky Way's Omega Centauri cluster may be under the influence of an extremely rare type of black hole, new research suggests. | Continue reading

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Scientists breed most human-like mice yet

Scientists have bred mice that are just like us — at least in terms of their immune systems. | Continue reading

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LA may be spared 'horrifying' fate of the 'Big One' from San Andreas, simulation suggests

A new simulation of the shaking from a magnitude 7.8 south San Andreas earthquake suggests that Los Angeles might avoid a worst-case scenario. | Continue reading

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Early Prime Day earbuds deal: We've never seen these Beats earbuds cheaper on Amazon

Save almost 25% on the Beats Studio Plus running headphones with AirPods-like features in this early Prime Day earbuds deal, that's a saving of $40. | Continue reading

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Entire pod of 89 pilot whales dies on Scottish beach in freak mass stranding

Dozens of long-finned pilot whales have beached and died on Sanday in the Orkney Islands, Scotland, in the biggest mass stranding the country has seen since 1995. | Continue reading

@livescience.com | 10 hours ago

Norway's Dragon's Eye: The fantastical 'pothole' that emerged from ice 16,000 years ago

Norway's photogenic "Dragon's Eye" likely formed around 20,000 years ago, when all of Scandinavia sat beneath an enormous mass of ice called the Fennoscandian Ice Sheet. | Continue reading

@livescience.com | 10 hours ago

Remains of hundreds of 7,000-year-old 'standing stone circles' discovered in Saudi Arabia

Archaeologists in Saudi Arabia have now excavated eight ancient stone circles that likely served as homes to people more than 7,000 years ago. | Continue reading

@livescience.com | 10 hours ago

James Webb Space Telescope sees an ancient black hole dance with colliding galaxies

Using the James Webb Space Telescope, astronomers have witnessed the dramatic dance between a supermassive black hole-powered quasar and merging galaxies less than a billion years after the Big Bang. | Continue reading

@livescience.com | 11 hours ago

Most ChatGPT users think AI models have 'conscious experiences', study finds

The more people use tools like ChatGPT, the more likely they are to think they are conscious, which will carry ramifications for legal and ethical approaches to AI. | Continue reading

@livescience.com | 12 hours ago

Does honey ever go bad?

Honey owes its long shelf-life to its makers, but it doesn't always last forever. | Continue reading

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Save $80 on the best electric toothbrush and water flosser set

Better than Amazon: Save 40% at Walmart ahead of Prime Day on this Waterpik Complete Care 9.0 Sonic Electric Toothbrush set. | Continue reading

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Finally! Astronauts could drink their pee on space walks, thanks to clever new device

A new device may someday soon allow astronauts to drink purified water made from their filtered pee during spacewalks. | Continue reading

@livescience.com | 18 hours ago

Scientists create weird 'time crystal' from atoms inflated to be hundreds of times bigger than normal

By blowing atoms up to several hundred times their size, researchers have been able to make another type of oddly-behaving time crystal. | Continue reading

@livescience.com | 1 day ago

Site of epic 'clash' between Spartacus and Romans uncovered

The fortification was built to corral the slave-revolt leader and his forces. | Continue reading

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Astronomers measure 'warp speed' of Milky Way galaxy

The Milky Way is warped, possibly as the result of a collision with another galaxy billions of years ago. Studying this warp could reveal more about the structure of our galaxy's hidden matter. | Continue reading

@livescience.com | 1 day ago

Paleo-Arabic inscriptions on rock were made by Prophet Muhammad's unconverted companion, study finds

The writing is only the second confirmed inscription whose attribution connects to Muhammad. | Continue reading

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Experimental menstrual product turns blood to jelly

Scientists are working to develop a new filler for period products that they say could help prevent leaks. | Continue reading

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Neanderthals didn't truly go extinct, but were rather absorbed into the modern human population, DNA study suggests

Modern human DNA may have made up a surprisingly large amount of the Neanderthal genome, a new study finds. | Continue reading

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Canon EOS R5 is currently at its lowest-ever price of $2,999!

Save $900 in this camera deal ahead of Prime Day — we loved the Canon EOS R5 when we reviewed it, and now it's reduced by 23% across various retailers. | Continue reading

@livescience.com | 1 day ago

Amazon Prime Day 2024: Best deals on health and fitness gear and science kit

Prime Day 2024 is nearly here and we've found the best science kit discounts on a range of products that'll save you money. | Continue reading

@livescience.com | 1 day ago

Massive helium reservoir with 'mind-boggling' concentrations may be even bigger, more concentrated than we thought

New seismic data show that a helium reservoir discovered in February in northern Minnesota is larger than initial estimates indicated, inching the project closer to commercial extraction. | Continue reading

@livescience.com | 1 day ago

Google Doodle honors César Lattes, Brazilian physicist who discovered a long-sought particle hidden in cosmic rays

The physicist César Lattes, who is honored today (July 11) in a Google Doodle, is famous across Latin America for his discovery of the pion — a subatomic particle produced by shockwaves from exploding stars. | Continue reading

@livescience.com | 1 day ago

Time might be a mirage created by quantum physics, study suggests

Physicists have struggled to understand the nature of time since the field began. But a new theoretical study suggests time could be an illusion woven at the quantum level. | Continue reading

@livescience.com | 1 day ago

52,000-year-old scrap of woolly mammoth skin reveals 3D shape of its DNA for 1st time ever

In a breakthrough that could boost de-extinction efforts, scientists have determined the 3D structure of a woolly mammoth's genome from a 52,000-year-old piece of freeze-dried skin. | Continue reading

@livescience.com | 1 day ago

Scientists uncover new hormone in unusual discovery

A newly identified hormone dramatically strengthens bones in lab studies and could eventually lead to new treatments for fractures and osteoporosis. | Continue reading

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Save more than 50% on this Garmin Forerunner 945 Smartwatch

Save over $300 with this huge Walmart deal on the Garmin Forerunner 945 smartwatch. | Continue reading

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Save a huge 40% on one of the best air purifiers

Get a massive 40% off the HoMedics TotalClean Deluxe 5-in-1 air purifier at Walmart. | Continue reading

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Best DSLR Nikon D850 still at its lowest-ever price today, before Prime Day 2024

We named it 'Best DSLR' for wildlife and astrophotography, grab the Nikon D850 while it's at its lowest ever price in the run up to Prime Day. | Continue reading

@livescience.com | 1 day ago

New quantum computer smashes 'quantum supremacy' record by a factor of 100 — and it consumes 30,000 times less power

The 56-qubit H2-1 computer has broken the previous record in the 'quantum supremacy' benchmark first set by Google in 2019. | Continue reading

@livescience.com | 1 day ago

All El Niños will be extreme if climate change isn't slowed, study suggests

In a warmer world, every El Niño could look like today's most extreme events. | Continue reading

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James Webb telescope spies bejeweled 'Einstein ring' made of warped quasar light

New photos from the James Webb Space Telescope show off the bewitching beauty of the warped quasar RX J1131-1231, which is adorned with four bright spots birthed by mind-bending space-time trickery. | Continue reading

@livescience.com | 2 days ago

20 amazing animal tongues

Here's the science behind 20 animal tongues. | Continue reading

@livescience.com | 2 days ago

NASA astronauts say they're 'confident' Starliner will bring them home, despite no return date in sight

Butch Wilmore and Suni Williams say they are confident they will be able to return soon, but the exact date of their journey home remains unknown. | Continue reading

@livescience.com | 2 days ago

Rainforest of super trees descended from lost supercontinent Gondwana being created in Australia

Project seeks to protect ancient tree lineages that have survived from a time before Earth’s continents broke apart. | Continue reading

@livescience.com | 2 days ago

Plague strikes person in Colorado

Colorado health officials have confirmed a human case of plague in the state. | Continue reading

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AI speech generator 'reaches human parity' — but it's too dangerous to release, scientists say

Microsoft's VALL-E 2 can convincingly recreate human voices using just a few seconds of audio, its creators claim. | Continue reading

@livescience.com | 2 days ago

NASA's 1st year-long mock Mars mission wraps up in Houston

Four volunteers exited a mock Mars habitat at NASA's Johnson Space Center on July 6, bringing the agency's first year-long simulated Red Planet mission to an end. | Continue reading

@livescience.com | 2 days ago

Ancient stone circles in Norway were hiding a dark secret: dozens of children's graves

A Bronze and Iron Age burial ground for children that was unearthed in Norway was used for 600 years, and archaeologists aren't sure why. | Continue reading

@livescience.com | 2 days ago

Study finds black holes made from light are impossible — challenging Einstein's theory of relativity

New theoretical research finds that it's impossible to form a black hole with the energy of light particles alone, poking a hole in Einstein's theory of general relativity. | Continue reading

@livescience.com | 3 days ago

'Eyeball' planet spied by James Webb telescope might be habitable

Located 50 light-years from Earth, the beady-eyed exoplanet LHS 1140 b could be a perfect candidate for discovering liquid water outside the solar system, new research suggests. | Continue reading

@livescience.com | 3 days ago

4,500-year-old tomb in France reveals secrets of how 'European genome' came to be

Researchers used DNA analysis to learn more about ancient human interbreeding. | Continue reading

@livescience.com | 3 days ago

Will we have more earthquakes because of climate change?

Changes in sea level and glacial melt could make earthquakes more likely in the coming years. | Continue reading

@livescience.com | 3 days ago

Roman emperor Caligula's 2,000-year-old garden unearthed near the Vatican

The gardens overlooking the Tiber river in Italy once belonged to an infamous Roman emperor. | Continue reading

@livescience.com | 3 days ago

Scientists say they can now forecast a strong El Niño years in advance

Scientists used thousands of years of past climate data to show that El Niño Southern Oscillations can be predicted more than two years in advance. | Continue reading

@livescience.com | 3 days ago

NASA discovers secret moon orbiting nearby 'planet killer' asteroid after recent close approach to Earth

New NASA images of a mountain-size, "planet killer" asteroid that made its closest approach to Earth last month have revealed a surprise companion circling the massive space rock. | Continue reading

@livescience.com | 3 days ago

Earth's gravity knocked pyramid-size asteroid off course during recent ultra-close flyby, NASA images reveal

New photos of the recently discovered asteroid 2024 MK, which zoomed past Earth in late June, reveal that the massive space rock's orbit has been significantly altered by its close approach to our planet. | Continue reading

@livescience.com | 3 days ago

World's most difficult maze could help reveal the secrets of otherworldly quasicrystals

Scientists created a maze-like fractal inspired by the movements of chess pieces. The ultra-difficult maze could help to improve our understanding of bizarre quasicrystals. | Continue reading

@livescience.com | 3 days ago