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NASA scientist Dr. Michelle L Thaller tells Space.com's @MiriKramer what you need to know about comet Siding Spring's fly-by, its implications for the Red Planet and how humans will be able to observe it. Full Coverage: http://goo.gl/0cnCEb
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Crimes against animals are serious, and now the U.S. government is recognizing them as such.
Everyone has heard of tuberculosis, but few realize it's an epidemic that's out of control.
When a shark is caught for sport, it often dies from its injuries — why are sharks not protected the way other animals are?
Entomologist Piotr Naskrecki was taking a nighttime walk in the rainforest in Guyana, when he came across a "Goliath birdeater," possibly the world's largest spider.
Imagine a spider as big as a child's forearm that weighs as much as a puppy. That's how huge the South American Goliath birdeater — arguably the world's largest spider — can be.
The top-secret nature of the X-37B missions has sparked a number of conspiracy theories. Here are some ideas about the X-37B's purpose.
From the Asian steppes where Cannabis sativa plants first evolved, to prehistoric hunters and gatherers, ancient China, Viking ships and finally the Americas, a new report outlines marijuana's history.
Falling down and getting hurt is a big problem for older adults. Now, new research from Australia suggests that the only type of exercise that lowers older adults' risk of falling down is swimming.
Live Science caught up with Fabien Cousteau, who spent a month in an undersea lab this past summer.
A new kind of solar cell could store electrical energy without any help from traditional batteries, according to a new study.
Earth's magnetic field could flip within the next 100 years, a new study suggests.
Earthquake science has kept pace with San Francisco's tremendous transformation since the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake.
The entrants in the 2014 Nikon Small World photography contest offer an intimate look at tiny realms rarely seen outside of a lab
Incredible images from the Oct. 17, 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake in California's Santa Cruz mountains.
Comet Siding Spring will zoom within 87,000 miles of Mars at 2:27 p.m. EDT on Sunday (Oct. 19). Scientists will observe the flyby using the fleet of spacecraft already at Mars, studying the comet and any effects its dust has on the planet's atmosphere.
Hidden for more than 90 years beneath the rolling sand dunes of Guadalupe, California, an enormous, plaster sphinx from the 1923 blockbuster movie "The Ten Commandments" has been rediscovered and is now above ground.
After being buried for more than 90 years beneath the sand dunes of Guadalupe, California, a towering sphinx from a blockbuster film has been uncovered and is being restored.
Oct. 17 marks the 25th anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. The animation shows earthquake waves speed away from the epicenter in the Santa Cruz Mountains south of San Francisco, California.