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What makes hair curly?

Saturday July 11th, 2020 11:00:51 AM
What's the magic ingredient in hair curly?

Coronavirus outbreak: Live updates

Friday July 10th, 2020 10:06:36 PM
Among the top coronavirus news out today are: As the U.S. prepares to celebrate the Fourth of July, new coronavirus cases continue to surge, breaking records in multiple states.

Heartburn medication tied to higher COVID-19 risk — but don’t panic

Friday July 10th, 2020 07:38:13 PM
Risks linked to the common drug must still be confirmed.

Cases of broken heart syndrome increase amid pandemic stress

Friday July 10th, 2020 07:28:34 PM
A small new study suggests the stress of the pandemic may be playing a toll on the heart.

Deadly 'unknown pneumonia' outbreak in Kazakhstan is probably undiagnosed COVID-19

Friday July 10th, 2020 07:07:22 PM
It's very likely that these mystery cases of pneumonia are in fact COVID-19.

A new coronavirus mutation is taking over the world. Here's what that means.

Friday July 10th, 2020 04:43:49 PM
A SARS-CoV-2 variant has taken over the world, but it's not clear whether the coronavirus mutation is highly transmissible or just lucky.

This parrot beat 21 Harvard students in a classic memory game

Friday July 10th, 2020 03:28:57 PM
An African grey parrot beat 21 Harvard undergrads at a classic memory game, suggesting deep roots of animal intelligence.

Nikola Tesla vs. Thomas Edison: Who was the better inventor?

Friday July 10th, 2020 02:13:17 PM
Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison battled it out in the "War of Currents," but each inventor left a significant scientific legacy.

Coronavirus hijacks cells, forces them to grow tentacles, then invades others

Friday July 10th, 2020 01:42:41 PM
Cells infected with the new coronavirus grow stringy, tentacle-like arms that act like bridges, allowing the virus to invade other cells.

Live Science podcast 'Life's Little Mysteries' special report: Coronavirus (July 9)

Friday July 10th, 2020 01:27:03 PM
In this special episode of Life's Little Mysteries, we'll give you the latest news and answer frequently asked questions about the new coronavirus and COVID-19.

Satellite sees 'Godzilla' dust plume sweep across the Atlantic Ocean

Friday July 10th, 2020 12:38:41 PM
Each year, dust from the Sahara Desert blows off Africa and across the Atlantic, but most years that plume isn't so massive it's nicknamed "Godzilla."

Penguins shoot 'poop bombs' more than 4 feet, incredibly important study finds

Friday July 10th, 2020 11:58:34 AM
How much force must a penguin apply in order to blast a flying poop projectile, and how far can it travel? Fortunately for us all, scientists now have answers.

The solar system: Facts about our cosmic neighborhood

Friday July 10th, 2020 11:00:45 AM
Take a journey through our solar system.

Astronomers discover South Pole Wall, a gigantic structure stretching 1.4 billion light-years across

Friday July 10th, 2020 03:00:33 AM
Strands in the intergalactic web

Coronavirus in the US: Latest COVID-19 news and case counts

Thursday July 9th, 2020 11:02:40 PM
The U.S. has now confirmed more than 3 million COVID-19 cases, as numbers surge in Arizona, Texas, Florida and California.

WHO releases new COVID-19 guidance on airborne transmission, but it doesn't change much

Thursday July 9th, 2020 10:39:17 PM
WHO still maintains that COVID-19 is largely spread through larger droplets from coughs and sneezes.

Polynesians and Native Americans paired up 800 years ago, DNA reveals

Thursday July 9th, 2020 04:54:03 PM
A DNA analysis of 807 Polynesians and Native Americans suggests that their ancestors were bedfellows long ago.

The electric hum of life may have originated with primordial lightning

Thursday July 9th, 2020 02:59:00 PM
A low-frequency hum in our cells syncs may have synced with ancient sky bolts.

Physicists discover new, exotic flavor of tetraquark

Thursday July 9th, 2020 02:36:05 PM
Physicists have discovered a new, exotic kind of tetraquark, made up of four charm quarks. They say it's a major breakthrough.

Pink 'watermelon snow' threatens major Italian glacier

Thursday July 9th, 2020 12:35:30 PM
The high Presena glacier has turned pink in a major bloom of dangerous, ice-melting algae.

Last updated July 10, 2020