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Astronomers Find The Lightest Exoplanet Ever Caught On Camera

The exoplanet's predicted mass is only four to five times that of Jupiter.<p>The image above contains what scientists believe is the lowest-mass exoplanet ever to be caught on camera. Called HD 95086 b, the newly discovered planet orbits a young star about 300 light-years from Earth.<p>Based on the …

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A History of Earth's Climate

Why is the Sky Blue?

Some say it's due to the blue oceans. Some think it's what's in the atmosphere. Some believe it's because outer space is blue. We uncover the real …

Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights

The aurora borealis, also called the Northern Lights, is a multi-colored brilliant light show in the Earth's atmosphere that is caused by the …

A Step-by-Step Process to Teach Yourself Anything (in a Fraction of the Time)

Have you ever wanted to learn something, but weren’t sure where to start? Maybe you want to learn a language, programming or business. Maybe you want …

KQED

Getty<p>Neuroscience may seem like an advanced subject of study, perhaps best reserved for college or even graduate school. Two researchers from Temple …

Don't Fear Your Kids' Technology Use; Embrace it

<i>Rebecca Levey is a co-founder of KidzVuz.com, a video review site by and for tweens. She writes about technology and education at Beccarama and is a</i> …

Can These iPad Apps Teach Your Kid to Code?

The pillars of elementary education in the U.S. — reading, writing, math — have remained the same for a long time. Now another skill set is …

BuzzFeed Changes Its Name To BuzzFaux

Nope, the media company is not parodying itself. It’s selling soup.<p>“BuzzFaux” sounds like the name of a Twitter account that parodies BuzzFeed. And it is. But, as the logo on its homepage indicates, BuzzFeed itself started using the name before its satirist did.<p>The reason BuzzFeed altered its own …

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Technology Alone Won't Save Poor Kids in Struggling Schools

Mars Mobile

Create a Mars Community<p><b>Imagine Mars</b>:<br>A national arts, science and technology initiative that challenges young people to imagine and design a livable …

NASA

Multimedia

<b>"Happy Face" Crater</b><p>The story of the Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) onboard the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) spacecraft began with a proposal to NASA in …

Mars Orbiter

April guide to the bright planets

April finds Venus blazing away in the west at evening twilight, and Jupiter rising at mid-to-late evening. After the Mars and Saturn conjunction on …

Astronomy

Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD)

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Images and video of asteroid 1998 QE2 flyby

No danger … and yet this asteroid captured the attention of astronomers worldwide.<p>The large asteroid that swept harmlessly past Earth yesterday (May …

Scientists: 'No Options' To Stop Massive Asteroids On Collision Course

Without "a few years" warning, humans currently have no capacity to stop an asteroid on a collision course with the planet, scientists told a Senate panel Wednesday.<p>"Right now we have no options," said former astronaut Ed Lu. "If you dont know where they are, there's nothing you can do."<p>Scientists …

S.T.E.M. education inspiring girls nationwide

Host Melissa Harris-Perry was joined by an all-female panel on Saturday to discuss S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) and …

Watch the northern lights dance in these surprising time-lapse videos

A surprisingly strong geomagnetic storm swept over our planet this weekend, resulting in a surprisingly strong set of videos showing the northern lights (and the southern lights, too).<p>A couple of the videos pack in some extra goodies. For example, Oregon photographer Brad Goldpaint's video of the …