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Watch Acetone Vapor Melt a Calculator Like a Salvador Dalí Painting

Here's how one YouTube user literally dissolved a calculator, creating a surreal and hypnotic video of the cool chemistry.

Sea Lilies on Twitter Are Mesmerizing … And Not What They Seem

Amazing images and GIFs making the rounds on Twitter reveal little-known marine creatures.

Woman's 'Missing' IUD Turns Up in Her Bladder

A woman's IUD that appeared to be "missing" from her uterus turned up in an unusual place: her bladder.

City-Size Lunar Lava Tube Could House Future Astronaut Residents

A city-size lava tube has been discovered on the moon, and researchers say it could serve as a shelter for lunar astronauts.

When Your Body Needs Nourishment, Your Brain Eats First

Even if you're a generous person who believes in sharing, helping the needy and spreading wealth, your brain is a selfish glutton.

54-Million-Year-Old Baby Sea Turtle Had Built-In Sunscreen

An extraordinarily well-preserved fossil of a young sea turtle that lived 54 million years ago contains molecules of dark pigments that would have protected the animal from the sun.

Baby Arachnophobia: Tots’ Fear of Spiders and Snakes May Be Innate

Babies as young as 6 months become vigilant at the sight of creepy-crawlies.

Church that Worships AI God May Be the Way of the Future

A former Google and Uber engineer wants to establish Way of the Future, a religious group dedicated to a "godhead based on artificial intelligence."

Are Fears of Spiders and Snakes Innate?

Babies as young as 6 months become vigilant at the sight of creepy-crawlies.

Snake Head Pops Out of Frog's Maw in Mesmerizing Photo

In a stunning frog photo recently shared widely from Reddit, a swallowed snake isn't going down without a fight.

Almonds: Nutrition & Health Benefits

Almonds, the most popular nuts in the United States, are full of nutrients and may promote heart healthiness.

Astral Projection: Just a Mind Trip

There's no evidence that people who think they've had an out-of-body experience have actually gone anywhere.

Bacteria in Your Mouth Could Fuel Gut Diseases

Bacteria that normally live in a person's mouth could contribute to gut diseases such as inflammatory bowel disease , ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease, a new study in mice suggests.

California Bill: What Is Water Cremation?

People in California no longer need to decide between being buried or cremated when they die. On Oct. 15, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that will allow for new option called "water cremation."

How Blood-Bloated Mosquitoes Stealthily Avoid a Swat

A sneaky takeoff technique helps mosquitoes escape undetected after they bite you.

The Best Coding Toys for Kids

From programmable robots to pocket-sized computers, there are a plethora of tools out there for kids to learn the basics of programming.

Say What? Computer Game Improves Hearing in Noisy Situations

Want to follow conversations better in a noisy restaurant or bar? There soon may be an app for that.

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie: It Helps Them Consolidate Memories

Bursts of brain activity called "sleep spindles" work to consolidate memories in dogs as they snooze, just like in humans.

Your Dog Doesn't Want Just Your Food — He Wants Your Attention

Your dog may be trying to tell you something. From an inquisitive head tilt to "puppy dog eyes," the expressions of our canine companions may be their attempts to communicate, a new study finds.

9 New Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, but it doesn't have to be.

Walking, Even a Little, May Help Older Adults Live Longer

Older adults who walked but didn't meet exercise guidelines of 2 hours a week boosted their life span in the new study.

VR Experience Takes You into Famed WWII Shipwreck

The VR experience will bring you face to face with one of the most famous wreck-diving sites in the world: the WWII SS Thistlegorm, which was sunk by German bombers in 1941 in the Red Sea.

In Photos: Explore WWII Shipwreck in Virtual Reality

The SS Thistlegorm was sunk by German bombers in 1941 on the way to the Egyptian city of Alexandria. Now, a team has recreated the famous wreck in virtual reality.

Extremely Rare Case: Man's Artificial Hip Infected with 'Rabbit Fever'

A severe pain in one man's artificial hip joint turned out to be caused by an extremely rare bacterial infection, according to a new report of the man's case.

Nostradamus: Predictions of Things Past

The French "prophet" knew that history repeats itself, and made his "predictions" based on previous events.

'Soonish' Predicts World-Changing Tech: Author Q&A

"Soonish" offers a tantalizing glimpse of emerging technologies, and predicts where they could take us next.

Did a Baby Really 'Kick Through' Her Mother's Uterus?

A pregnant woman in China experienced a life-threatening complication when her unborn baby seemingly "kicked" through her uterus.

How the Plague Outbreak in Madagascar Got So Bad, So Fast

The death toll from a recent plague outbreak in Madagascar is rising, according to news reports.

Statue of Egyptian Queen Unearthed Near Giza Pyramids

More than 4,000 years ago, ancient Egyptian artisans carved the likeness of a queen into a wooden statue and even bejeweled her highness with wooden earrings, according to a new discovery announced today by Egypt’s antiquities ministry.

The Best Science Books

Whether you're interested in space travel, the inner workings of the universe, the mind of a brilliant mathematician or human behavior and the dark life of a patient who underwent a lobotomy, Live Science probably has a book for you here.

Cancer Linked to Breast Implants Is on the Rise

Cases of a rare type of cancer that is linked to breast implants appear to be on the rise, according to a new review.

In Photos: 8 Toys That Embrace Diversity

Diversity and representation are important — especially in children's toys.

Is Youth Football Past Its Prime?

After decades of continuous growth, participation rates have started to decline. What does it mean for the future of the sport?

Skilled Animal Fighters May Have an Edge in Brawls

Brawling beasts may be relying on more than brute strength and size, say researchers, who now suggest the most skillful fighter may often come out on top.

Clumsy Dinosaur or Attack Survivor? Injuries Plagued Ancient Beast

A plant-eating dinosaur that lived 112 million years ago got its fair share of bad breaks: Its fossilized bones indicate the dinosaur suffered from broken bones that may have led to a deadly blood infection, new research finds.

A Soft Touch Can Soothe Hard Feelings of Rejection

Feelings of rejection can be common — you may feel ostracized at work, rejected by a partner or even snubbed by friends — but a new study from England shows how a gentle touch can curb these feelings of being excluded from social interactions.

Infant Chimp Snatched and Cannibalized Moments After Its Birth

Moments after a wild chimpanzee was born, an adult chimp snatched the infant away from its mother and cannibalized it, according to a new study that is the first to document this macabre behavior.

What Is Synesthesia?

Synesthesia is a neurological condition that causes the brain to process data in the form of several senses at once; for example, hearing sounds while also seeing them as colorful swirls.

Man Says Apple Watch App Helped Detect Blood Clot, Saved His Life

A New York man is crediting an Apple Watch app with saving his life, after the app helped him detect signs of a life-threatening blood clot.

Why You Shouldn't Expect to See 'Blade Runner' Replicants Anytime Soon

Why don't we have intelligent robots that seem human, like the replicants in "Blade Runner"?

Tyrannosaurus Rex: Facts About T. Rex, King of the Dinosaurs

The large carnivorous dinosaur reigned during the late Cretaceous Period, 65 million years ago.

Bad Blood? Why Transfusions from Women May Be Risky for Men

Getting blood from a woman who has ever been pregnant could be risky for men, a new study from the Netherlands suggests.

Neutron-Star Collision Reveals Origin of Gold, Astronomers Say

An international team of astronomers detected the first gravitational waves from merging neutron stars, and found proof they are the source of the universe's heavy elements, including gold and platinum.

Volcanic Eruptions May Have Doomed an Ancient Egyptian Dynasty

Thousands of years ago, fallout from volcanic activity may have sounded a death knell for an Egyptian dynasty.

Ancient Sea Creature Looked Like a Wine Glass, Died Alone

Resembling a dainty tulip bloom or an elegant white-wine glass, the 500-million-year-old bottom-feeder looked uniquely ready for a romantic evening of sucking up microplankton along the seafloor.

Why Do We Get Addicted to Things?

What makes a particular habit or substance an addiction?

In Photos: Mysterious Stone Structures in Saudi Arabia

Images reveal sprawling stone structures in Saudi Arabia that look like field gates from above and that may date back thousands of years.

400 Mysterious Ancient Stone Structures Discovered in Saudi Arabia

The sprawling stone structures date back thousands of years and drape across old lava fields.

Why Gravitational Waves Are So Exhilarating

The gravitational-wave research community seems to be having a remarkable string of good luck. Here's what the smashing finding means.

How Do You Grow a Low-Fat Avocado?

For avocado lovers who'd prefer a little less fat in their favorite fruit, a Spanish company could have the solution.