Janell Burns

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Alien Earths: why life on other worlds would be far weirder than us

And you thought your planet was strange<p>Last month, the American Astronomical Society's 223rd meeting featured the announcement of a few breakthroughs: Using the Kepler space observatory, researchers had discovered a planet roughly the mass of Earth orbiting a star beyond our solar system, and with …

The Scent Of Your Earwax May Yield Valuable Information

Warning: It doesn't get any less gross from here.<p>As an Asian lady, I can't get over that people of African and European descent have moist earwax. I learned this years ago. I still can't get over it! I assumed everyone had earwax like me, so it was just too weird to learn otherwise.<p>Don't know what …

This Woman Invented a Way to Run 30 Lab Tests on Only One Drop of Blood | WIRED

Phlebotomy. Even the word sounds archaic—and that’s nothing compared to the slow, expensive, and inefficient reality of drawing blood and having it …

The World's Grossest Plush Toy And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Interstellar magnetic fields warp as our sun and heliosphere move through galaxy

This illustration shows our heliosphere – the sphere of the sun’s influence – moving through the space of our Milky Way galaxy.<p>The blue “globe” in …

Help name this polar bear cub

Help choose a name for this polar bear cub. Here are a few videos to help you decide.<p>This male polar bear cub was born in the Toronto Zoo on November …

5 Private Moon-Race Teams Compete for Bonus $6 Million

Landing on the moon is no easy feat, and five teams competing for the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize might just get a little more money to help …

The 10 Best Toys From The 2014 Toy Fair

A plush uterus, talking teddy bear, and other crazy trinkets<p>We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Every toy does not need an app! So once again, as we cruised the aisles at the American International Toy Fair this week, we largely turned a blind eye to "interactive elements" carelessly …

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Famous Star Explosion Lit by Ultrafast Mach 1,000 Shock Wave

Astronomers studying the remnants of a well-known stellar explosion discovered a blisteringly fast shock wave that is rushing inward at 1,000 times …