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How Giant Galaxies Bind The Milky Way's Neighborhood With Gravity

Is it stretching it too far to think of a <i>Lord of the Rings</i>-esque “Entmoot” when reading the phrase “Council of Giants”? In this case, however, it’s …

Absolutely Stunning 3-D View of a Cosmic Cloud

To call Finnish astrophotographer J-P Metsävainio a magician is definitely not an exaggeration! Take a look at his latest handiwork, this amazing 3-D …

Universe

Runaway star creates bow shock as it speeds through galaxy

Kappa Cassiopeiae speeds through the galaxy at 1,100 kilometers per second. It creates this bow shock, which is about 4 light-years ahead of its star.<p>…

The Night Sky in 2014: 11 Must-See Celestial Events (Infographic)

Skywatchers will get a glimpse of some truly amazing night sky events in 2014, from an asteroid zooming past one of the night sky's brightest stars …

Astronomy

Top 10 cool things about stars

Here’s a collection of 10 unexpected, intriguing facts about the stars of our universe – including our sun – that you probably didn’t know!<p><b>1. Every</b> …

Universe

The Mystery of the Missing Black Holes

In the census of black holes, there are basically two populations: The big, supermassive bruisers that churn away in the hearts of large galaxies, and the smaller, comparatively runty black holes that form when massive stars collapse and die.<p>But what about the medium-size black holes – the …

New Method for Estimating Moon's Age Seeks to Put an Old Debate to Rest

A new way of looking at the Earth's formation attempts to answer when the moon was born.<p>Earth's moon is some 4.47 billion years old, its birthday having come about 95 million years after the formation of the solar system. This means Earth's closest companion is some 60 million years younger than …

How Many Galaxies Are There?

Galaxies — those vast collections of stars that populate our universe — are all over the place. But how many galaxies are there in the universe? …

Archaeologists identify 67-year-old shipwreck off Florida coast

Archaeologists have identified a 67-year-old shipwreck revealed during low tide on New Year's Day in the waters off northeast Florida.<p>The Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program confirmed that the ship is the Bermuda-based Deliverance, which wrecked in 1947 off Ponte Vedra Beach.<p>Low tides …

Holiday Books – Animation

New York Times Book Review: Holiday Books Animation.<p>Production company Nexus was entrusted with the creation of this lovely animation to accompany …

The Top of America

<b>Story by Josh Sanburn</b> <br>Introduction by Richard Lacayo<p>For years after the 9/11 attacks, nearly all the activity at Ground Zero was downward—digging …

North Korea Elections: A Sham Worth Studying

Kim wins. That is the unsurprising outcome of North Korea’s first legislative elections under the leadership of young dictator Kim Jong Un. State …

How Lego Become The World's Hottest Toy Company

They will add to the already gigantic heap of Lego bits: 86 for every person on the planet. The toymaker has enjoyed ten years of spectacular growth, almost quadrupling its revenue.<p>In 2012 it overtook Hasbro to become the world's second-largest toymaker. The number one, Mattel, is now seeking to …

Prevent an application's Dock icons from showing in OS X

The OS X Dock offers a quick and convenient way to launch programs and manage ones that are currently open; however, there are times when a program you are using doesn't have any purpose in being presented in the Dock. For example, Dropbox is managed solely in the menu bar, so having a Dock icon …

Operating Systems

Another image of Fantastic Mr. Fox 🐺 It was such a memorable encounter with this little guy. I turned the corner and saw him next to a stopped pickup truck in the middle of the road. The snowmobilers told me that he was friendly, and boy were they right. I freaked out, parked, and swiftly grabbed my camera. I sat in the middle of the road for 10 minutes with him. No cars, not a soul around, just me and Mr. Fox. Life changing! The two fox photos are iPhone, excited to share the DSLR images! #northandeast

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

15 of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Most Inspiring Motivational Quotes

More by Vi-An<p>Fifty years after his death and 54 years after his historic “I Have a Dream” speech, <b>Martin Luther King Jr.</b>‘s stirring words and writings …

Beyond black-and-white: Essential moments from MLK's historic 'I have a dream speech'

<i>On August 28, 1963 Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic “I have a dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, forever changing race relations in America.</i><p><b>I have a dream today.</b><p><b>I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by</b> …

February 2013

Prudential Financial

Get to know the older you<p>When it comes to saving for retirement, are you saving enough for the older you?<p>Will the environment age with us?<p>An …

Prudential Financial

Web Content Viewer<p>Here's how to prepare for your financial future if you work in the gig economy<p>Here's how to prepare for your financial future if …