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The best science kit deals for Black Friday

From gross and slimy to green and growing, these science kits are sure to be fun and educational for your kids.

Sphero RVR, the All-Terrain Programmable Coding Robot, Climbs To Black Friday Deal

Beep, bop, boop and save 18%!

The best gifts for science nerds and geeks

What's up, nerds? Here at Live Science we love shopping for science lovers. Check out this specially curated list of our favorite science-themed and geeky gifts.

Save 53% on AncestryDNA testing kit for Black Friday

AncestryDNA may be the perfect holiday present. And right now, Amazon is selling the kit for $47.00, which is 53% off the normal list price.

Best dinosaur toys for all ages

If you've got a youngster in your life who loves dinosaurs, we have suggestions for toys that will spark their imagination and curiosity.

Save 55% on Catan board game, plus expansion packs this Black Friday

Save over $27 on this classic board game, plus discover more Black Friday deals on exploration and strategy games!

The best Black Friday deals on binoculars for travel, skywatching and nature

Whether you love watching nature or can't get enough of the moon and stars, check out our top pick of binoculars

Catch the full moon (and a penumbral eclipse) on Monday

A penumbral lunar eclipse occurs at the same time as November's full moon.

Discover the ultimate 9,000-piece Lego Colosseum – Lego's biggest project is now on sale

At 9,036 pieces, this set recreates Rome's Ancient wonder. Plus: Lego Architecture sets are now up to 20% off this Black Friday

Is China winning the new space race?

China has been the only country to land on the moon for over 40 years – since the Soviet Luna program.

A Thanksgiving sun treat: Big sunspot rotates into view

A group of sunspots has emerged on the Earth-facing side of the sun, just in time for Thanksgiving.

Swarm of eels breaks record for most fish ever spotted at one time in abyssal ocean

Before we start mining for precious metals in the darkness of the deep sea, we might try switching on the light first and observing our surroundings.

Megalodon nurseries reveal world’s largest shark had a soft side

Scientists have identified five locations that the extinct predator Megalodon used as «nurseries» for young sharks.

Swarms of 'primordial' black holes might fill our universe

What if dark matter weren't a new type of matter at all, but huge swarms of tiny, «primordial» black holes?

Why do cats meow?

Meowing is a tool to get you to do their bidding.

Black Friday Osmo deals

These Osmo kits can turn screen time into tactile time, helping kids to learn about numbers, shapes, coding and more. And right now, Amazon has several great deals to get you started.

The best Osmo kit deals

These Osmo kits can turn screen time into tactile time, helping kids to learn about numbers, shapes, coding and more. And right now, Amazon has several great deals to get you started.

Dino-era bird had the head of a Velociraptor and beak of a toucan

A fearsome bird from ancient Madagascar had the face of a Velociraptor and the beak of a toucan.

Spacecraft with precious asteroid cargo is almost home after 3 billion-mile trek

On Dec. 6, 2020, after six years in space, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Hayabusa2 spacecraft will finally return to Earth.

Arecibo radio telescope, damaged beyond repair, seen from space

Satellites spotted gashes in the damaged Arecibo Observatory, which will be decommissioned.

Best microscopes for kids 2020

We've rounded up the best microscopes for kids. No matter your child's skill level, your own budget or their level of enthusiasm for biology and exploration, there is a perfect microscope waiting to engage them.

Roman-era Egyptian child mummy scanned with laser-like precision

High-energy X-ray scans of an intact Egyptian mummy mapped a detailed glimpse of the bones and objects inside.

2 of Darwin's famous notebooks, including iconic 'Tree of Life' sketch, are missing

Two notebooks Darwin filled after his HMS Beagle expedition are missing, possibly stolen.

Who set up this mysterious metal monolith in Utah desert? (It's not aliens.)

Who embedded a 10-foot-tall metal monolith in the remote Utah desert?

SARS-CoV-2 relative found lurking in frozen bats from Cambodia

For the first time, close relatives of the novel coronavirus have been found outside China.

Pandemic: Legacy board game is 38% off this Black Friday

Combat a deadly virus or mastermind your own outbreak with these strategic board games

Americans celebrated Thanksgiving during a pandemic before. Here's what happened.

How did Americans celebrate the holidays during the influenza pandemic of 1918? With a lot of partying, turns out.

Is belief in God a delusion?

As the pandemic raged in April, churchgoers in Ohio defied warnings not to congregate. But what do psychologists have to say about strong beliefs in a god?

Physicists could do the 'impossible': Create and destroy magnetic fields from afar

The ability to cancel and induce magnetic fields from a distance could improve biomedicine.

Stratolaunch starts building Talon hypersonic plane for Mach 6 flights

Stratolaunch has started construction on a prototype of a Mach 6 vehicle designed to launch from the world's biggest airplane.

Hubble captures a black hole's 'shadow beams,' yawning across space

In images from the Hubble Space Telescope, scientists have spotted an entirely new phenomenon.

Faint 'super-planet' discovered by radio telescope for the 1st time

Scientists have discovered a cold, faint «super-planet» that has remained elusive to traditional infrared survey methods.

Crested rats can kill with their poisonous fur

Rabbit-size rats from Eastern Africa are the only mammals on Earth that gain a poison defense from plants.

Margaret Thatcher: Facts about the controversial prime minister in 'The Crown'

Margaret Thatcher was Britain's first woman prime minister, and one of the country's most controversial figures.

China launches historic Chang'e 5 mission to collect the first moon samples since 1976

The first lunar sample-return mission since the 1970s is underway.

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

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).

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

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

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

Two victims were fleeing a suburban villa when hot ash swept in and buried them.
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