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Man's 'heart attack' was really side effect from swallowed battery

Monday November 23rd, 2020 10:00:31 PM
When a man arrived at the emergency room, it looked to doctors like he was having a heart attack. But that was a false alarm: The man had actually swallowed a battery that messed with his electrocardiogram (EKG).

Oxford COVID-19 vaccine up to 90% effective (with the right dose)

Monday November 23rd, 2020 09:50:54 PM
A third major coronavirus vaccine candidate has revealed promising results in late-stage trials.

Pinwheel Cave rock art in California may depict hallucinogenic 'trance flower'

Monday November 23rd, 2020 09:37:30 PM
Starting about 400 years ago, Indigenous people in California had hallucinogenic ceremonies in a cave by Santa Barbara.

Rebuilding Notre Dame will be incredibly hard

Monday November 23rd, 2020 08:07:56 PM
A new documentary from NOVA shows the delicate and difficult work of restoring the Notre Dame Cathedral after the April 2019 fire that destroyed its roof.

Newfound corpses at Pompeii were a master and servant who died together

Monday November 23rd, 2020 07:52:24 PM
Two victims were fleeing a suburban villa when hot ash swept in and buried them.

Coronavirus outbreak: Live updates

Monday November 23rd, 2020 07:50:43 PM
Among the top news today: Pfizer is expected to file for emergency approval of its coronavirus vaccine today.

Adorable monkeys caught commiting grisly act of cannibalism

Monday November 23rd, 2020 07:26:57 PM
Cannibalism is rarely observed among primates, but it's not unheard of.

Best Black Friday board game deals for kids who love science

Monday November 23rd, 2020 06:04:40 PM
This Black Friday is the perfect time to grab fun and educational science board games that are perfect for the whole family!

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Monday November 23rd, 2020 03:34:21 PM
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Whodunit solved when 'sword' is found embedded in thresher shark

Monday November 23rd, 2020 02:40:30 PM
It's a mystery why a swordfish stabbed a thresher shark to death, but it's possible they were competing for food.

Wide-eyed prehistoric shark hid its sharpest teeth in nightmare jaws

Monday November 23rd, 2020 01:44:16 PM
New analysis of jaws from a shark that lived 370 million years ago revealed a horrific twist (literally) to the predator's toothy grin.

'Superbolts' are real, and they flash up to 1,000 times brighter than regular lightning

Monday November 23rd, 2020 01:38:01 PM
Scientists recently calculated the power of so-called superbolts — brighter-than-average lightning strikes.

Rural hospitals are under siege from COVID-19. Here's what doctors are facing, in their own words.

Sunday November 22nd, 2020 04:42:14 PM
It’s difficult to put into words how hard COVID-19 is hitting rural America’s hospitals.

JFK conspiracy theory is debunked in Mexico 57 years after Kennedy assassination

Sunday November 22nd, 2020 04:33:50 PM
Most conspiracy theories surrounding President John F. Kennedy’s assassination have been disproven.

Solar power stations in space could be the answer to our energy needs

Sunday November 22nd, 2020 04:21:14 PM
It sounds like science fiction.

Could we ever pull enough carbon out of the atmosphere to stop climate change?

Sunday November 22nd, 2020 12:00:43 PM
Can we harness natural and human-made carbon traps to help us slow climate change?

Watch a bright fireball explode over the Tasman Sea (video)

Saturday November 21st, 2020 02:30:53 PM
A bright green meteor streaked across the southern coast of Tasmania, Australia, and researchers caught the fireball on camera as it broke up over the ocean.

Amazing images: The best science photos of the week

Saturday November 21st, 2020 02:28:39 PM
Here are the stories behind the most amazing images in the world of science this week. A recap of the coolest photos featured on Live Science.

Ultrasound captures worms squirming in a man's stomach

Saturday November 21st, 2020 12:30:00 PM
Doctors observed a "tubular ... structure that moved with a curling motion" inside his stomach.

Why do some animals sleep so much?

Saturday November 21st, 2020 12:00:08 PM
Body size and diet might impact how much sleep mammals need.


Last updated November 20, 2020