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Nuclear-Sized Asteroid Blasts Hit the Earth a Lot More Than You Think

That an asteroid apocalypse could wreck the Earth certainly seems plausible, if inevitable.<p>That an asteroid apocalypse could wreck the Earth certainly seems plausible, if inevitable. That it will happen, say, next month seems a bit crazy. It's probably due to our own ability to rationalize away the …

Colbert Mocks Fox News Host's Ridiculous Earth Day Comments

Stephen Colbert learned his lesson from Fox News' coverage of Earth Day.<p>The host played clips of Fox News pundits reporting on a study that found ethanol could be worse for the environment in the short-term than burning gasoline, and mocked their apparent gloating at the news.<p>"We already know that …

For Earth Day (And Beyond): Five Apps That Could Save Tons of Paper

Today: Transform everyday paper-driven activities into more environmentally friendly paperless experiences.<p>Paper has served as a crucial medium in the creation, transfer and preservation of thought throughout human history. Times have rapidly changed, however, as paper is increasingly being …

Sentinel Satellite Launching in 2018 to Search for 'City-Killer' Asteroids

You may think that city-destroying asteroids are just the stuff of sci-fi novels, but new research reveals that the Earth is far more vulnerable to …

Food & Wine Magazine | Recipes, Menus, Chefs, Wine, Cooking, Holidays, Entertaining

Make summer count with these fun, fresh recipes that utilize the best of Au...<p>Make summer count with these fun, fresh recipes that utilize the best …

Tomatoes

Bellone, Hahn Mark Earth Day

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone was joined by Legislator Kara Hahn, Tom Ronayne, Suffolk County Director of Veterans Services and Suffolk …

The almost-Earth

NASA discovers the most Earth-like planet yet, intrigue surrounds Russia's version of Facebook and how to make graphene in your kitchen<p>Latest …

The World's Top Destination For Comic, Movie & TV news

3 44 mins ago Movie News<p>X-Men: Dark Phoenix star Evan Peters reveals the cast filmed some fan alternate takes for their surprise cameo in Deadpool …

The 17 Most Amazingly Epic Places on Earth

Do the usual cities and beaches leave you a bit... underwhelmed? Well, we're here to bring you to a magical realm of bubbling volcanoes, cliff-top castles, and roaring waterfalls. After pouring through the tips and experiences from the minube travel community, we're happy to present this list of …

Grand Canyon

Planet Earth comes under fire from asteroids – video animation

Many explosions stronger than Hiroshima bomb but most occur too high above ground to cause serious damage<p>Published: 22 Apr 2014<p>Space agency tells SXSW how it’s using crowdsourcing and prizes to protect the planet. By <b>Stuart Dredge</b><p>Published: 10 Mar 2014<p>Space rock to pass by Earth 2.1m miles away, but …

Jimmy Kimmel Live

ABC’s distinctive late-night talk show features a diverse lineup of guests, including celebrities, athletes, comedians, politicians and human …

'One Day On Earth' Invites YOU To Join A Nationwide Documentary Effort

Citizens across 11 American cities are invited to contribute to this unprecedented collaborative doc.<p>On 10/10/2010, filmmakers Kyle Ruddick and Brandon Litman set out to change the scope of documentary filmmaking forever. Inspired in part by the pan-global work of Godfrey Reggio, the filmmakers …

PHOTOS: Earth-Sheltered Formworks Farmhouse Rises in California's Central Valley

Earth-sheltered homes are resistant to extreme temperature fluctuations because they're covered with a thick layer of sod. That's particularly …

NASA Wants to Beam Microwave Energy to Earth with a Solar Power Plant in Space

When we first heard about the Solar Power Satellite via Arbitrarily Large Phased Array (SPS-ALPHA) – a proposed flower shaped solar power energy …

Microwaves

Pretty Much Just Like Our Own Planet: What Middle Earth Would Look Like From Space

These are several shots of Middle Earth as viewed from space taken from The Middle Earth Digital Elevation Project. What the hell is a Middle Earth …

Mind-blowing Photographs of Earth Taken From Space

From afar, these stunning photographs may look like scenes from an alien planet or an avant-garde art piece, but they’re actually landscapes on our …

The ‘Earth-Shattering’ News Rush Limbaugh Says the Media Ignored, but You Need to Know

Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh expressed disgust, though not shock, that the mainstream media ignored an “earth-shattering” story out of Wisconsin that “should have caused a political earthquake.”<p>The state of Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is “rapidly falling” and the government’s budget …

We're Going To Have A Really Hard Time Finding Alien Life While We Are Stuck Here On Earth

Many think that the strongest case for extraterrestrial life would be the discovery of oxygen and methane on the same body. They also think that the likelihood of finding such a biosignature is greatest on an Earth-like planet that is orbiting a sun-like star.<p>Astronomers who hope to search for …

Planetary Habitability

Letter: Earth Day in Marlborough a Success

Despite a cold, rainy day the 7th annual Marlborough Earth Day Fair drew several people again this year.<p>Many thanks to the organizations and people …

For Some, the Earth Is Still Flat

A British man named Samuel Shenton, then in his early twenties, was doing research in the British Library at Bloomsbury when he came upon a book …

Best Of The Rest: IRL Spiderman, Salvador Dali's Cookbook, And A Painting Of Every Human On Earth Piled Into The Grand Canyon

The week in creativity is alive!<p>This week, The Creators Project won a few people's choice Webbys (thank you, readers!), looked into the future of feeling sound with our doc on SubPac, and offered an inside-look into the VFX that brought the latest Wes Anderson movie to life. For everything else we …

Visualizing How Much Energy the Sun Shines Onto Earth: A Thought Experiment

<i>Imagine Niagara Falls. Now multiply it, again and again and again.</i><p>NASA<p>Every day the sun beats down on the Earth, its energy literally making life possible. How much energy? A flow of 120,000 terawatts, which is, as science writer Oliver Morton puts it, "10,000 times the amount that flows through …

Astronomers Say New 'Natural Gap' Theory May Explain Why Mars Is Smaller Than Earth

New ideas about how the solar system took shape are helping astronomers tackle a planetary puzzle — why Mars is so much smaller than its rocky neighbor worlds.<p>Models show that the Red Planet should be about as big as Venus and Earth if gas and dust were distributed relatively smoothly throughout …

Earth From Space: The Moon Over Mexico

Happy Cinco de Mayo! This beautiful image of Earth from Space was taken earlier this year, but today is a perfect day to share it. ISS astronaut Rick …

Mexico

How Google Earth Led to the Discovery of a Long-Lost Forest

By Ken Jennings, CNTraveler.com<p>The age of exploration is usually said to have ended in the late 1600s, when European settlements had been established on most of the world's continents and the search for new trade routes was pretty much over. But that doesn't mean the globe was fully mapped, not by …

Habitable Planets May Not Look Exactly Like The Earth

When I was a kid we had <i>Star Trek</i> reruns showing twice a day. These were, without a doubt, the most important hours of my day. One thing that came from watching the Enterprise zoom around the galaxy so much was the recognition that there were a whole lot of "class M planets" out there. Back in the …