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6 Sky Events This Week: Chance of Sky Lights and Shooting Stars

Changing Planet<p>The giant star cluster known as the Beehive or Messier 44 in the constellation Cancer, the crab, is easy to find this week, thanks to its proximity to Jupiter. Courtesy: SkySafari<p><b>Lunar and planetary spectacles fill the starry skies this week, alongside the chance of auroras and</b> …

Solar Fields - Leaving Home (Space Video Earth Orbit), Ambient Trance

6 Sky Events This Week: Dawn Planets, Lunar Encounters, and Celestial Hunter

<b>As we head toward the final days of November, skywatchers spy pretty planetary and lunar pairings and a mythical hunter, while anxiously waiting to learn of the fate of comet ISON as it rounds the sun.</b><p><b>Moon and Regulus.</b> In the hours before sunrise on Tuesday, November 26, look for the last quarter …

What If You Stopped Sleeping?

Giant digital camera probes cosmic ‘dark energy,’ the universe’s deepest mystery

With the whir of a giant digital camera, the biggest mystery in the universe is about to become a bit less mysterious.<p>Fifteen years ago, the world of science was rocked by the discovery that, contrary to our notions of gravity, distant galaxies appeared to be flying apart at an ever-accelerating …

A View of the Earth

From the Hubble Space Telescope. Which I nearly broke.<p><b>In 1984 I was a senior in college,</b> and I went to see the movie <i>The Right Stuff</i>. And a couple of things really struck me in that movie. The first was the view out the window of John Glenn's spaceship—the view of the Earth, how beautiful it was on …

How to Prepare Your iPhone for Resale or Trade-In

Are you looking to sell your old iPhone 4S or iPhone 5 to be ready to buy Apple’s new iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C when they are finally released? There …

How to Turn a Smartphone Panorama Into a ‘Tiny Planet’ Photo

Ever since Google released the Photosphere feature for their Nexus devices, I have been obsessed with making tiny planets. The photosphere feature …

Westward Expansion: Crash Course US History #24

With Shine, Misfit Says It Has Made a Wearable You’ll Actually Want to Wear

This week, a small, round, metal device will go on sale in the Apple Store. It has little lights on it. You snap it into a wristband or necklace, or …

Wearable Tech

Why do we have to wear sunscreen? - Kevin P. Boyd

Enigma Silence must be heard

Former Astronaut Launches Kickstarter Bid for Plasma Rocket Documentary

A former astronaut's rocket company is raising money via Kickstarter to make a short documentary that explains the technology behind a propulsion …

Space Exploration

A tree is just a tree

A tree is just a tree. That is, until you put a canvas behind it, turning it into a living piece of art. That’s exactly what South Korean artist Myoung Ho Lee did and we couldn’t be happier with the result.

Mobile game launches D&D Forgotten Realms event

Wizards of the Coast has launched a year-long event designed to "reshape" its Dungeons & Dragons Forgotten Realms game-world, including a free-to-play mobile game.<p>'The Sundering' is the name given to this event, which, as well as mobile game <i>Arena of War</i>, includes a series of six new novels from …

ABC Is Thinking About a Star Wars TV Show

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Star Wars franchise, now acquired by Disney, might become the basis of a new TV show as Disney …

Talking Robot Astronaut Heads To International Space Station

HAL 9000 he's not. But Kirobo, the first-ever talking robot in space is heading to the International Space Station this week ahead of his human companion, Japanese astronaut Kochi Wakata, who takes over as ISS commander in November.<p>The robot, whose outward appearance was inspired by the cartoon …

Laura Mersini-Houghton: How to Find a Multiverse

Mysteries of vernacular: Sarcophagus - Jessica Oreck and Rachael Teel

The terrors of sleep paralysis - Ami Angelowicz

What does Space sound like?

The term “experimental music” gets bandied around a lot these days, but what about “science experimental music”?…<p>Recently I recorded a song, on which …

Universe

Super-Earths: Three Exoplanets Discovered Orbiting Star Gliese 667C, May Support Alien Life

The habitable zone of a nearby star is filled to the brim with planets that could support alien life, scientists announced today (June 25).<p>An international team of scientists found a record-breaking three potentially habitable planets around the star Gliese 667C, a star 22 light-years from Earth …

Carl Sagan, Stephen Hawking and Arthur C. Clarke - God, The Universe and Everything Else (1988)

Time to take on interstellar spaceflight is now, experts say

<i>By Mike Wall<br>Space.com</i><p>If humanity is serious about traveling to other star star systems in the foreseeable future, it needs to get the ball rolling now, say experts who have organized an upcoming conference on the subject.<p>Pulling off our species' first interstellar spaceflight will require many …

Neil deGrasse Tyson: Your Ego and the Cosmic Perspective | Big Think Mentor

Sergey Brin: Why Google Glass?

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Nuketown 2025 map recreated as a paintball arena

A paintball arena based on <i>Call of Duty: Black Ops 2</i>'s multiplayer map Nuketown 2025 has been created at a paintball park called Paintball Explosion in East Dundee, Illinois.<p>The paintball arena includes the map's iconic placements such as the yellow school bus, mannequins, bright weatherboard house …

Batman: Arkham Origins -- Teaser

The New Haunting Melissa App Series Could Keep You Up At Night

Hooked Digital Media has announced the arrival of Haunting Melissa for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad. The fremium app series promises to be a …