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Lamprologus lethops, a fish that lives in the lower Congo River, is pale and blind like fish that dwell in caves deep underwater.

Scores of Dying Fish Revealed Congo Is World’s Deepest River

The turbulent lower Congo River, home to hundreds of fish species, is not only Earth’s deepest river; it also presents biologists with an intriguing window into evolution.

A child getting a flu shot.

This Year’s Flu Shot Doesn’t Match What’s Circulating. Here’s What That Means.

The main strain of flu that’s circulating right now doesn’t exactly match what’s in this year’s flu shot.

hand holding thermometer

Has the Average Human Body Temperature Always Been the Same?

Evidence suggests that modern humans may be cooler than our 19th-century ancestors.

A mantis face compared to the flipped-up abdomen of Maratus aqulius, a type of peacock spider.

Amazing Images: The Best Science Photos of the Week

Here are the stories behind the most amazing images in the world of science this week. A recap of the coolest photos featured on Live Science.

This annotated image, captured by Maxar Technologies’ WorldView-1 satellite on Jan. 9, 2020, shows debris from the Ukrainian airliner that crashed in Iran a day earlier, killing all 176 people aboard.

Iran Plane Crash Wreckage Spotted from Space (Satellite Photos)

Sharp-eyed satellites have spotted debris from the Ukrainian airliner that went down in Iran early Wednesday morning (Jan. 8).

image of helicopter releasing flame retardant on Australian bushfire

Australian Megafire Engulfs Nearly 1.5 Million Acres

Two wildfires in New South Wales and Victoria have merged, forming a fire covering 2,300 square miles (6,300 square kilometers).

A CT scan showed that the man had calcification in his right scrotum.

A Man Developed an ‘Eggshell’ in His Testicle Due to Parasitic Worms

The eggshell-like material was the result of a rare reaction to a chronic infection.

Patient receiving radiation therapy

Future ‘Flash’ Radiation Therapy Could Treat Cancer in Milliseconds

An emerging cancer therapy could someday shorten the time patients spend in treatment and improve their overall outcomes.

gloved hands holding cannabis plant

Newfound Cannabis Compound May Be 30 Times More Potent Than THC

But we still don’t know if it causes a high or has medical benefits.

Dark Energy Abell Cluster 100819 02

Dark Energy Is Real, Despite Claim to the Contrary

Researchers claim to have found serious fault with the existence of dark energy, but not everyone is buying into it.

Maratus unicup closeup

You’re Not Seeing Things, These Spider Butts Look Like Faces

The flashy abdomens of male peacock spiders may serve a very important purpose.

Gray whale surfacing.

Solar Storms Might Be Causing Gray Whales to Get Lost

Strandings of healthy gray whales increase with the prevalence of solar storms.

Fossils of cloudinomorphs in Nevada.

Oldest Guts Ever Found May Reveal the Identity of a Mysterious Primordial Creature

Fossils discovered in Nevada contain preserved guts from a mysterious creature that lived 550 million years ago.

woman sticking her tongue out

A Fat Tongue May Be Blocking Your Airways While You Sleep

And freezing that fat could potentially help ease symptoms of the disorder.

Gen. George Washington's army marches to Valley Forge, Pennsylvania in 1777.

3 Skeletons Found in Connecticut Basement Might Be from Revolutionary War Soldiers

It’s unclear which side these soldiers fought on. Were they revolutionaries, Brits or perhaps Tories — colonists who sided with the king?

an illustration of the MERS virus, a type of coronavirus

New Virus Related to SARS May Be Behind Mysterious Pneumonia Outbreak in China

Officials may have found the cause of the mysterious outbreak of pneumonia that has sickened dozens of people in China.

This illustrated map of the universe shows galaxy group EGS77 clearing away the cosmic fog of the early universe, some 13 billion years ago

Galaxy Group 13 Billion Light-Years Away Could Be Ending the Cosmic ‘Dark Ages’ Before Our Eyes

Three galaxies 13 billion light-years may be ending the cosmic ‘dark ages’ before our eyes.

Camels are pictured on an Australian camel dairy farm in April 2016. Camels are not native to Australia, and thirsty feral camels have become a significant problem in recent months amid severe drought and fires.

Australian Hunters to Kill 10,000 Feral Camels from Helicopters Amid Worsening Drought

The dry season is turning the pest creatures into dangerous competitors for limited water supplies.

Scientists are amazed that a human brain could persist for 2,600 years.

Incredible ‘Heslington Brain’ Resists Rotting for 2,600 Years. Here’s How.

Most brains rot soon after a person dies. How did this 2,600-year-old human brain stay intact?

Quasar Artist's Impression How Galaxies Refuel

No One Can Agree How Fast Universe Is Expanding. New Measure Makes Things Worse.

We just might need new physics to get out of this mess.

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