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We’re About to See a Record-Breaking Supermoon - The Biggest in Nearly 70 Years

The closest full moon in the 21st century.<p>If you only see one astronomical event this year, make it the November supermoon, when the Moon will be the …

Peony passion: A garden icon blooms anew in the age of social media

The long-lasting blooms are beloved for good reason.<p>The long-lasting blooms are beloved for good reason.<p>Fashion and taste come and go in the garden like anywhere else, but peonies are the rarest of blooms — they have never been out of style.<p>Their appeal rests on their outsize beauty, pure and …

10 Exceptional Images Of Earth From Space

Life on a pale blue dot<p>It's nice to set aside a day out of the year to remember that, despite all of the imaginary borders we set up to define ourselves—our offices, neighborhoods, cities and, most importantly to many, countries—we're all spinning through space on the same blue sphere. After all, …

Space

These Are the 3 Best Stargazing Apps to Watch the Sky With

<i>This article was originally posted on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Jack Crosbie</b><p>Jupiter is in opposition tonight, which means it's directly opposite the Sun, reflecting all that good sunlight right back to Earth. In fact, Jupiter is brighter than anything else in the sky tonight, except for the International Space …

Apps

The 4-Ingredient Recipe That Makes Flowers Last Longer

This expert-approved blend is a must for fresh-cut blooms.<p>Professional florists all agree — skipping floral food is one of the biggest mistakes you can make when it comes to cut flowers. Even the most basic of grocery store bouquets come with the tiny packets. But when springtime rolls around and …

Pluto's Moon Charon Is Bursting at The Seams, Astronomers Find

Moons can get stretch marks, too.<p>Charon, one of Pluto's moons, is known primarily for its odd landscape full of valleys and ridges that make it look …

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is finding phenomenal things on Pluto

Back when I was a kid, I had no idea we'd ever be doing geology at the ends of the solar system.<p>If I'd known then I could combine my love of astronomy with my passion for geology, I might even have abandoned my dreams of fiction writing and poured myself into a degree in the planetary sciences.<p>Now …

Solar System

How to Reduce Belly Fat & Tighten Loose Skin

Diets that promise to help you reduce belly fat may actually work, though most often the same effects can be achieved through old-fashioned …