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Have We Detected Megastructures Built By Aliens Around A Distant Star?

Or just a cloud of comets? Scientists want to investigate further<p>The Kepler space telescope's job is to find faraway planets that could potentially support life. But as <i>The Atlantic</i> reports, scientists are exploring the possibility that the telescope may have detected something even more …


What caused this weird mound on the moon? - Futurity

A huge mound near the moon's south pole appears to be a volcanic structure unlike any other found on the lunar surface.


Why it’s so hard for astronomers to discuss the possibility of alien life

The internet went crazy this week over a strange star observed by NASA's Kepler spacecraft<p>The internet has been abuzz this week over the possibility of intelligent alien life somewhere in our galaxy. This time, an article published by <i>The Atlantic</i> set off the storm. The story details how NASA's …

Hubble captures changes in Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

High-resolution maps and spinning globes reveal an elusive wave and changes to Jupiter’s Great Red Spot.<p>On October 13, NASA released the new portrait …


Has Nasa's Kepler Telescope spotted signs of alien life?

Scientists say a swarm of objects around a star look like 'something you would expect an alien civilisation to build'<p>A star with unusual behaviour spotted by the Kepler Telescope could be explained by alien activity, scientists have said.<p>KIC 8462852, a star 1,500 light years away from earth, has …


Astronomers stunned to find ‘hot Jupiter’ with companions - Futurity

Astronomers have discovered 300 "hot Jupiters" so far, but for the first time they’ve found one that has two close-in planetary companions.

Ancient crystal suggests life on Earth appeared 4.1 billion years ago

(Reuters) - An ancient zircon crystal unearthed in Western Australia may hold evidence that life appeared on the planet 4.1 billion years ago, or about 300 million years earlier than previously thought, according to a team of U.S. researchers.<p>Scientists from Stanford University and the University …

Earth Science

Are Those Really Alien Megastructures? How Astronomers Plan To Investigate

There's something weird happening around a faraway star.<p>Skywatchers have noticed something "bizarre" in the data from the planet-hunting Kepler telescope. Located 1,480 light-years away, a star named KIC 8462852 has something big circling around it, and it's not a planet.<p>Usually when a planet …


Female cells use RNA to turn off X chromosome - Futurity

New research could help scientists understand exactly how an X chromosome gets turned off—and even lead to better treatment for X-linked diseases.


10 Houseplants That Can Survive in Even the Darkest Corner

These low-light varieties won't want anything to do with your already crowded windowsill.<p>These low-light varieties won't want anything to do with your already crowded windowsill.

The 2015 New York Wine & Food Festival in 27 Pictures

NYC is always a fantastic food destination, but it outdid itself this weekend during the 2015 New York City Wine & Food Festival.<p>NYC is always a …

How To Make A Pie Crust Out Of A Slice Of Bread

Why didn't we think of this sooner?<p>Pie crust is the bane of many home bakers' existence. It's a mess to make; it cracks unexpectedly; and sometimes it's just not as flaky as it's supposed to be. Today we have a solution. It's not a tutorial on how to master the art of pie crust making -- because …


8 Fast, Easy and Crazy-Good Sausage Pasta Recipes

Pre-seasoned and easy to prepare, sausage is the key to many quick and delicious weeknight dinners. One of our favorite ways to use it? In pasta. …

Natural Landscapes Monday: Sunrise at Dead Horse Point

Dead Horse Point is a State Park in southern Utah, tucked in between the more famous Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. While it can’t compete in …

National Parks

How To Combine WordPress And PhotoShelter To Build Your Photographer Website

This post was written by web consultant, photographer and PhotoShelter certified consultant David Brabyn. When it comes to powering your photography …