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A supernova once blasted the moon with radioactive iron

Stars are gigantic hydrogen bombs that normally produce helium with little fuss. When the hydrogen is all gone, however, they implode, causing exotic new elements to be formed by the massive gravitational pressure. If a star is just the right size (eight to 15 times our sun's mass), it will go …

Supernovae

Ecuador and Japan earthquakes: Are they related?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Several million earthquakes occur annually, but most are unnoticed because they're so small, the U.S. Geologic Survey says.<p>But three recent earthquakes -- on Thursday and Saturday morning in Japan and Saturday night in Ecuador -- have gotten lots of attention because of the great …

Natural Disasters

Giant sunspot turns toward Earth

Sun-watchers have had their eye on giant sunspot AR2529. Check out these photos from the EarthSky community. Aurora alert for April 13!<p>The sun is now …

Massive Earthquakes Strike Japan Two Days In A Row

Unlucky streak<p>A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck the Japanese Island of Kyushu today, causing many injuries, deaths, and extensive damage. Buildings collapsed and nearly 50,000 residents slept outside as they waited for the danger to pass.<p>It is the second day of large earthquakes hitting the island, …

This Is What Coloring Taught Me About Life and Creativity

Coloring for adults is all the rage, and here you can see how coloring positively impacts the way you think and live.

Creativity

Finding Meaning in the Everyday

Don't turn off your phone, don't disconnect from technology and don't worry about meditating at an insane hour. These (well, their opposites) are the prerequisites for finding meaning, purpose or designing your life for the better but is that really so?<p>With so much stress on finding the purpose of …

Social Media

Why Addiction Is a Learning Disorder

Maia Szalavitz talks about her former drug use, how addicts brains work, and why we need to see drug addiction and rehabilitation in a radically new …

How One Man Found Inner F*cking Peace Creating Profanity-Filled Guided Meditations

Jason Headley, creator of “F*ck That: An Honest Meditation,” tells Co.Create about turning a private joke into a video, app, and now a book.<p>The same thing happens every time I meditate, and I don’t mean total spiritual enlightenment. Instead, random thoughts drift in and out of my head unbidden, …

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

NASA's Cassini Reveals The Full Glory Of Saturn's Rings

Saturn is remarkable in a number of ways; among all the planets we know of, it’s the <i>least</i> dense, and also the only one with a spectacularly visible set of rings.<p>Composed of icy, dust-like material, these rings aren’t solid, but made up of particles that pass each other, sticking together briefly …

Astronomy

Could supernovas have altered the development of life on Earth?

Scientists sifting through rare isotopic signatures in Earth's crust beneath the sea have found a signal from the heavens: evidence of nearby supernova explosions in just the last few million years.<p>The discoveries, described in the journal Nature, shed light on the impact that such stellar deaths …

When The Sun Brings Darkness And Chaos

I looked at the sun with longing this morning, wondering when its rays would warm up the air. Monday, we had a snowstorm around Hanover, NH, of the kind that must have inspired T. S. Elliot's famous opening words from <i>The Waste Land</i>, "April is the cruelest month..."<p>Of course, the sun is doing its …

Physics

The 15 best exercises to target your love handles

Want to be able to confidently shed your shirt in the bedroom to flaunt washboard abs without fear of excess flab hanging over your boxer briefs? …

The 13 Best Abs Exercises You Can Do Standing Up

We get it: You don't always want to do crunches or planks or even use gym equipment to work your abs. Luckily, you don't have to. If you've never …

Workouts

Will Arnett Opens Up About His Struggles With Sobriety And The Pain Of Bad Reviews

Will Arnett has had his fair share of career ups and downs. While he found critical and creative success with shows like <i>Arrested Development</i>, <i>30 Rock</i>, the first season of <i>Up All Night</i>, and <i>Bojack Horseman</i>, other projects have been less well received, like <i>Running Wilde</i>, <i>The Millers</i>, and the second …

BoJack Horseman

The 15 Best Beauty Finds at Whole Foods

"Our shoppers love essential oils— and this one is a particular favorite," explains Giuliano.<p>That's probably because peppermint 1) smells delicious …

Make A Tassel Necklace in 2 Steps

Crafting

8 Stylish Ways to Design a Home Library or Reading Nook with DIY Decor

Have you always wanted your own <b>home library or reading space</b> that you can enjoy as you look to escape your mundane life? Well now you can, thanks to …