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To Search For A New Supernova, Build A New Camera

The search for the massive star explosions called supernovae is about to get a big boost. Astronomers at Caltech in Pasadena are building a new camera that will let them survey the entire night sky in three nights.<p>The problem with looking for supernovae is you can't really be sure when and where to …

Asteroids could wipe out humanity, warn Richard Dawkins and Brian Cox

More than 100 scientists and astronauts have come together to call for a huge asteroid detection system<p>Asteroids could wipe out humanity unless more effort is made to track and destroy them, a leading body of scientists and astronauts has warned.<p>Lord Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal, Brian Cox, …

NASA Stumbles Upon A Dead Star That's 10 Million Times Brighter Than The Sun

Think our sun is bright? NASA says its NuSTAR space-based X-ray telescope has detected a dead star that pumps out as much energy as 10 million suns.<p>"You might think of this pulsar as the 'Mighty Mouse' of stellar remnants," Dr. Fiona A. Harrison, professor of physics and astronomy at the California …

One Direction Outsell Taylor Swift for New Number One Spot

Plus, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars surge with "Uptown Funk"<p>With Black Friday upon us this week, the blockbusters have finally kicked in — will Taylor …

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APOD: Solar Flare from a Sharper Sun (2014 Nov 22)<br>Image Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory/AIA, NASA GSFC;<br>Processing: NAFE by Miloslav Druckmuller …

'Captain, There Be Planets Here!'

About 450 light-years from Earth, in the constellation Taurus, a dense, dark, interstellar cloud has slowly started to reveal its secrets. It happens to be a very active nursery for young stars resembling our own sun about 4.6 billion years ago. Embedded in this cloud, which has been carefully …

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Taylor Swift's 'Blank Space' Director Details Interactive App

"It's like a stage play," says Joseph Kahn. "You have to watch the whole thing unfold like a piece of theatre"<p>Embarking on villainous terrain isn’t …

One Direction primetime TV special coming Dec. 23

Merry Christmas,<p>One Directionfans. The British heartthrob quintet is getting its first primetime TV special, cannily titled “One Direction: The TV Special” at 8 p.m. Dec. 23 onNBC.<p>Perhaps even more noteworthy, NBCUniversal is opening several of its outlets to the group in conjunction with the …

Zayn Malik Misses One Direction's Four Debut

Monday was a very important day for One Direction.<p>At the crack of dawn, the band arrived at Universal CityWalk at Universal Orlando Resort to perform …

19 Reasons To Buy One Direction’s New Album “Four” Immediately

For those rare uneducated humans who still need to be convinced.

One Direction's 'Four': How quickly they grow up

It's an indication of how quickly life moves for the lads of One Direction that their idea of ancient history appears to be 2012.<p>That's when<p>Harry Styles— the youngest (and arguably dreamiest) member of this British boy band — was 18, an age he and his mates recall on their new album as though the …

5 Sky Events This Week: See the Andromeda Galaxy and a Jovian Moon-Over-Moon Eclipse

Watch for the Andromeda galaxy, the most distant object visible to the naked eye, and an eclipse of two of Jupiter's moons.<p>This week sky-watchers get to soak in a Jovian eclipse and also travel millions of years back in time to glimpse the crown jewel of a celestial princess.<p><b>Leonids Trickle</b><p>Late on …

How Animals Hacked The Rainbow And Got Stumped On Blue

Until about 600 million years ago, seeing colors didn't matter so much to Earth's inhabitants — nobody had eyes.<p>"Before the eye evolved, you just wouldn't have seen what was there," says Andrew Parker, a biologist at London's Natural History Museum who studies the evolution of color.<p>Simple animals …

Pleiades star cluster, aka Seven Sisters

November’s often called the month of the Pleiades, because it’s when this star cluster – aka the Seven Sisters – shines from dusk until dawn.<p>The …

How Global Warming Could Create More Lightning And Wildfires

A study in Science suggests that lightning frequency could increase by 12 percent for every degree Celsius the Earth warms.<p><b>In the future, summers are going to be a lot more electrifying.</b><p>While climate change will alter weather patterns different way in different places around the world, climate …

Lightning will increase with climate change, study predicts

Lightning strikes in the lower 48 U.S. states will increase about 12% for every degree rise in Earth's average temperature, potentially sparking more wildfires, according to a new study.<p>The new estimate was based on calculations of convective energy and precipitation from future thunderstorms, and …

Animals in the news: in pictures

A tiger has been spotted near a French supermarket and other animals that have made it into the news this week

Underwater Pictures Capture Life Inside World's Newest Marine Sanctuary

Climate Change May Spark More Lightning Strikes, Igniting Wildfires

But the news isn't all bad—more lightning could also trim the atmosphere's methane, a potent greenhouse gas.<p>Add this to rising seas, more intense hurricanes, and more frequent thunderstorms: Climate change will also spark more lightning.<p>The frequency of lightning flashes could rise by an estimated …

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)

APOD: The Tulip Nebula (2014 Nov 15)<br>Image Credit & Copyright: J-P Metsävainio (Astro Anarchy) <br>http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap141115.html<p>Explanation: …

Rocky Mountain storms lead to new findings about hailstones

Hailstones from three Rocky Mountain storms formed around biological material, then bounced around the clouds picking up layers of ice, according to …