Courtney Chamberlin

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What Does the Discovery of “Another Earth” Mean for Us?

On Thursday, researchers announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, an Earth-like exoplanet orbiting in a “habitable zone.” Could this bring us closer …

Two supermassive black holes in death spiral

Astronomers have spotted what appear to be two supermassive black holes 3.8 billion light-years from Earth, circling each other like dance …

Black Holes

Where art and fashion collide – in pictures

Catwalk fashion is often barmy, but to consider it unwearable may be missing the point. Art/Fashion in the 21st Century, a new book by Mitchell Oakley Smith and Alison Kubler, explores how collaborations between designers and artists have merged the spheres of fashion and art. "Fashion is staking a …

Seeing In The Pitch-Dark Is All In Your Head

A few years ago, cognitive scientist Duje Tadin and his colleague Randolph Blake decided to test blindfolds for an experiment they were cooking up.<p>They wanted an industrial-strength blindfold to make sure volunteers for their work wouldn't be able to see a thing. "We basically got the best …

Finest Roman-British Sculpture Found in London

Exquisitely carved limestone sculpture adorned emperor's tomb 1,800 years ago.<p><b>Archaeologists excavating at the future site of a 16-story hotel in London have uncovered a 1,800-year-old statue of an eagle with a writhing serpent in its beak.</b><p>The statue was carved in limestone from the Cotswolds and …

Global food supply at severe risk from climate change, warns leaked study by UN-created panel

A scientific panel set up by the United Nations has found that climate change will pose a serious threat to the world's food supply in the coming decades, reports <i>The New York Times</i>. The findings aren't set to be announced until March and are still undergoing editing, but a copy of the report has …

Jack-O'-Lantern Dinosaurs And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Will Self-Driving Cars Mean The End Of Highway Fatalities?

A new study says that 21,700 lives would be saved each year if 90 percent of U.S. vehicles were autonmous.<p>Autonomous cars are coming, slowly but surely. Over the past several years, automakers (and Google, of course) have unveiled an array of self-driving technologies, with some promising to …

Autonomous Cars

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

Watch the November 3 total solar eclipse online

Relatively few people got to see the totality – when moon covered the sun completely – in the solar eclipse of Sunday, November 3. But there were …

Solar Eclipse

This Week in Plagues: The Origin of Syphilis, Cheese Made from Armpit Bacteria, And More

Here are some links on infestations contagions, and controls from around the web, as well as a few on clever ways to use microbes. Have more? Add them in the comments.<p><b>In outbreak news:</b><p>In response to the confirmed polio outbreak in Syria, the UN is preparing to vaccinate 2.5 million children. The …

Public Health

A Space Laser Designed To Vaporize Dangerous Asteroids

DE-STAR could vaporize asteroids that threaten Earth in less than an hour.<p>DE-STAR is designed to vaporize or divert asteroids that threaten Earth. This isn't science fiction—I build things that have to work in practice. DE-STAR stands for Directed Energy Solar Targeting of Asteroids and …

NASA video captures breathtaking 'canyon of fire' on surface of the Sun

The Sun may make life possible here on Earth, but make no mistake: it's one inhospitable place. If you needed any reminder of that, NASA's released a video compiled from satellite data to show the Sun's most recent coronal mass ejection, a visually-stunning event that sent a 200,000 mile-long …

Mice chew on deadly scorpions to kill pain

A type of mouse native to the US southwest eats toxic scorpions to feel better.<p>The venom from the bark scorpion can kill other animals, but it acts …

Prada Journal Contest Winners Announced At Star-Studded NYC Soiree

Photo: Courtesy of Prada.<p>This week, New York City's literary scene got a little more crowded — and a lot more fashionable. Prada's Broadway Epicenter …

Best in Bridal: Fall 2014

See the top looks from each collection<p>From short and white to flowing and pink, brides have more options than ever. See the top 5 gowns from each of the most in-demand bridal designers this season.

Isabel Marant for H&M: five things we really want

Isabel Marant's collection for H&M is almost three weeks away from hitting the shops, but the hype is reaching fever pitch. After pictures were released in September, the press were invited to see the pieces in the flesh today. Here's our verdict on five pieces you'll be queuing for come 14 …

Work-Outfit Idea: The Little Black Sweaterdress, Take 1!

Cheers to the start of a new week! Leave to the girl who's designed her own line of little black dresses (pat on the back) to know a good one when she sees it. While little black dresses are always classic and season-less, they're not all created equal when it comes to work attire. This $46 LBD by …

Sandra Bullock Has Never Met a Red Carpet She Couldn't Rock, and That Is Why She's Our Style Icon of the Week

Sandra Bullock is seriously killing it these days, with everything. Her latest movie, <i>Gravity</i>, topped the box office for a third week in a row, she's garnering some major Oscar buzz (that would make two), and she keeps looking more and more amazing each time she hits the red carpet. Evidence: here, …

Transparent blouses – how to wear them in the real world

<b>I recently ordered a blouse online but when it turned up it was basically transparent. What is the point of this?</b><p><i>Phoebe, by email</i><p>What indeed? By extraordinary coincidence, my dear Phoebe, I, too, recently ordered a blouse from a well-known retailer, one that I shan't name but I shall reveal is …

Asteroid 2013 TV135: doomsday again (yawn)

Head for the hills (although that won't save you). A number of lurid internet headlines today are heavily hinting at doom in 2032 because a 410-metre-wide asteroid could hit the Earth.<p>If it does, the reports say, it could create an explosion 50 times greater than the biggest nuclear bomb ever …

British scientist may have solved mystery of Yeti

It is a mystery that has confounded people for hundreds of years.<p>The existence of an ape-like creature in the Himalayan region of Nepal or Tibet.<p>It’s been dubbed the Yeti or Abominable Snowman.<p>Now a British scientist has concluded the creature may in fact be a sub-species of the brown bear.<p>Bryan …

This "Lost Boy" Finds His Way Home With Google Earth, We Cry Buckets

Technology is a beautiful thing. Much is made of the destabilizing and destructive effect technology has on our lives (inventor of Candy Crush, we're …

Kids Dress As Fashion Icons, Our Hearts Explode

Photo: Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids Photography for Oh Happy Day<p>Forgive us, readers, if we're a little distracted this morning. It's just that we …

Street Chic: Paris

Photo: Amar Daved<p>A seductive touch of dark lace.<p><b>Top:</b> (Shop similar: Tory Burch)<p><b>Skirt:</b> (Shop similar: Nina Ricci)<p><b>Shoes:</b> (Shop similar: Valentino)<p><b>Want to see more street style? Check out our Tumblr and Pinterest!</b>