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The trend of using fitness trackers for children is blossoming, but so far, enthusiasm has outstripped actual data on the most effective way to use them.
Relatively inexpensive scientific equipment can spark a child's interest in science. Here are some of the best microscopes for kids that aren't just toys.
This detailed space wallpaper shows the central parts of the nearby active galaxy NGC 1433. The dim blue background image, showing the central dust lanes of this galaxy, comes from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.
A potentially deadly spacesuit water leak that nearly drowned an Italian astronaut during a spacewalk last July was one of the scariest close calls in NASA's spacewalk history. In fact, the spacesuit also leaked during an earlier spacewalk.
Google Street View has taken viewers to the Amazon, the Galapagos, and now, the Canadian Arctic — the home of polar bears. Starting today, on International Polar Bear Day (Feb. 26), people around the world will be able to see the bears in their natural ha
Today (Feb. 27) is International Polar Bear Day, which celebrates everyone's favorite furry beasts of the Arctic. In honor of the occasion, Live Science brings you some wacky facts about polar bears.
For International Polar Bear Day, Google Maps unveiled Street View imagery of polar bears in their natural habitat, in Churchill, Canada.
The panoramic images give a glimpse into the life of these elusive arctic beasts, which are under threat from a changing climate.
Apart from humans, most animals cannot respond to rhythm.
Memory involves encoding, storing, retaining and subsequently recalling information and past experiences.
Hollywood’s most celebrated actors, actresses and directors are, by now, finalizing their outfits and having their manicures in preparation for the impending Oscars ceremony on 2 March. It’s considerably quieter over in the games industry.
The recent death of television personality Charlotte Dawson and the possible role that online abuse played in her struggles with depression shows how damaging this behavior can be.
Women exposed to tobacco smoke for a long time may have an increased risk for miscarriage, experiencing stillbirth or a pregnancy outside the uterus, according to a new study.
NASA has confirmed the existence of 715 newly discovered alien planets using the agency's Kepler Space Telescope, effectively doubling the number of exoplanets known today. See what the discovery means for life here.
Babies delivered by Caesarean section may be at increased risk for obesity later in life, a new study suggests.
A Chinese man in a northern city is suing the government for the choking pollution that has settled over the city, arguing that the government failed in its duty to protect the environment.
A mysterious mummy that sat in a German collection for over a century was once an Incan woman who was murdered with blunt-force trauma to the head, new research suggests.
A four-month old infant in Maryland may be the first person to have teeth form in his brain as a result of a specific type of rare brain tumor, according to a new report of the case.
A mysterious mummy that sat in a German collection for over a century was once an Incan woman who was murdered with blunt-force trauma to the head, possibly in a ritual sacrifice, new research suggests.
People who are obese spend less than 1 minute per day doing vigorous physical activity, a new study finds.