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Mark Strong teases Lex Luthor role in Superman vs Batman

Before Warner Bros. announced that it was to bring together DC’s two most iconic superheroes for <b>Superman vs Batman</b>, a rumour emerged tipping Mark …

The fury of our sun captured in never-before-seen detail

Normally it's harmful to stare at the sun, but for researchers at the NJIT’s Big Bear Solar Observatory, that's their job. Stripping away the danger with its New Solar Telescope (NST), the team used its newly-equipped spectrometer to help capture the clearest images of the sun's atmosphere to date, …

Perseid meteors: All you need to know

In the Northern Hemisphere, the annual August Perseid meteor shower probably ranks as the all-time favorite meteor shower of the year.<p>In the Northern …

Astronomy

NASA: Sun Getting Ready For A 'Field Flip'

Our nearest star is about to pull a once-in-11-years move by swapping its north and south magnetic poles.<p>The sun's polarity switch is a natural part of "solar max" — the period of peak activity during what averages out to be roughly an 11-year cycle. According to NASA, this year will mark the …

FYI: Just How Old is Dirt?

Really, really old<p>"It depends on what you mean by dirt," says Milan Pavich, a research geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey.<p>"The oldest sedimentary rocks are about 3.9 billion years old—they're in Greenland—and at one time, they were dirt. That's pretty close to the time the Earth formed."<p>But …

What Elle Magazine Got Wrong In Its Shoddy Takedown Of Genetically Modified Corn

A Slate investigation finds no merit in one writer's claim that she's allergic to genetically modified corn.<p>Genetically modified food has all the ingredients to scare the pants off us: Chemicals! Technology! Big ag! The uncertainty of modern development! Like it or not, most of what we eat in the …