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An Update From the Astronomers Who Proposed the Alien Megastructures

Where the quest to understand the most mysterious star in the galaxy stands today.<p>As first reported in this magazine, there is a star in the constellation Cygnus that behaves like no other. During the years-long stare of the Kepler space observatory, this otherwise run-of-the mill star—a bit hotter …

The Ethics of Exercise Pills

Medications designed to mimic the health benefits of exercise could help the disabled or immobile—but they might also keep the rest of us on the couch.<p>In his 1932 novel <i>Brave New World</i>, Aldous Huxley described a fictional drug called Soma. In the novel, a soma was something akin to an opiate, which …

Weight Loss

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Black Holes

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

Space crab? Mars object in NASA pics totally thrills red planet fans

“Spider”, “Alien”, “John Carter”, “awesome Martian space crab” – these are a few suggestions by social media users who apparently thoroughly studied …

Pluto is ‘actually a huge spacecraft, like the Death Star’ – and here’s the proof

Even now, alien beings inside Pluto could be turning huge death rays towards our planet, preparing to blow us into a cloud of interstellar dust.<p>UFO …

NASA says wispy green objects in space are tens of thousands of light years long

NASA seems to always be taking images of some spectacular sights in the universe around us. A series of objects were photographed in deep space that …

Solar Eclipses Are Slowly Disappearing, And There's Nothing We Can Do To Stop It

About twice a year, the Moon appears to pass in front of the Sun, giving rise to a partial solar eclipse if the alignment is imperfect, but leading to either a total or annular solar eclipse if the Earth, Moon and Sun all form a straight line in space.<p>It’s only by chance that the Moon and the Sun …

Happy Birthday to the World's First Woman in Space

Happy birthday Valentina Tereshkova! March 6th marks the 78th birthday of the world’s first woman to fly in space.<p>Soviet cosmonaut Valentina …

Space Exploration

Sam Ting tries to expose dark matter's mysteries

In the near vacuum of outer space, each rare morsel of matter tells a story. A speedy proton may have been propelled by the shock wave of an …

Women in Space Part Two, What’s Gender Got To Do With It? – A Lab Aloft (International Space Station Research)

<i>In today’s A Lab Aloft, guest blogger Liz Warren, Ph.D., looks at the differences between male and female astronaut physiology on long duration space</i> …

Search for Alien Life Should Consider All Possibilities, Experts Say

The hunt for signs of life on planets beyond our solar system should cast as wide a net as possible, some researchers stress.<p>Scientists scanning the …

Is The Moon Hollow? And What Creatures Are Living Inside?

In 1998, images from the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft revealed something startling from Phobos, the unusual large moon orbiting Mars.<p>It appeared to be a very tall, 400-foot-high rectangular-shaped object jutting straight up and casting a long shadow on the surface of Phobos, as seen in the …

Why Your Favorite Workout Probably Isn't Enough

And how you can fix it right now.<p>There's nothing better than finding a workout that you totally click with. But when it comes to fitness, it's not just okay to cheat on your beloved exercise MO—you're <i>supposed</i> to. Committing only to a single workout "can be detrimental to your health and throw your …

Exercise

Feminist Quotes From Famous Actresses Lena Dunham, Emma Watson, Mindy Kaling

I have a confession: It was hard to narrow this list down to 10 quotes, because there are so many cool, powerful women using their voices to speak out for equality. And that's great news, considering March is Women's History Month. Here is a roundup of Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest posts …

There Was A Sweet, Simple Tribute To Leonard Nimoy On ‘The Big Bang Theory’

Instead of his usual sarcastic dig at Charlie Sheen, Chuck Lorre used his vanity card at the end of last night’s <i>The Big Bang Theory</i> to honor Leonard Nimoy, who sadly passed away last week. The <i>Star Trek</i> star/one of the Little Rascals made numerous appearances on the CBS sitcom, including voicing a …

Stephen King’s “Everything You Need to Know About Writing Successfully – in Ten Minutes”

We came across the following article by Stephen King a little while ago. We believe it was originally published in a 1986 edition of The Writer …

Creative Writing

Could there be another planet behind the sun?

This is a delightful staple in science fiction. There's a mysterious world that orbits the Sun exactly the same distance as Earth, but it's directly …

Astronomy

Smartphone Astrophotography: How I Capture the Moon and Planets with My Phone

I’m often asked how I am able to take high-quality images of the solar system using my iPhone. In short, the quality of today’s smartphone cameras …

What Is Schizo-Culture? A Classic Conversation with William S. Burroughs

This Sunday, MoMA PS1 joined with publisher Semiotext(e) to present The Return of Schizo-Culture, an afternoon of screenings, music, performances, …

‘The Junky’s Christmas’: The William S. Burroughs short film presented by Francis Ford Coppola

If you have even the most passing knowledge of the life and work of William S. Burroughs, nothing should seem more out of the ordinary than finding …

Literature

Things you might not know about William S. Burroughs

This week marks the 101st anniversary of William S. Burroughs’s birth. Along with Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac, Burroughs founded the Beat Generation, the 1950s movement that developed new ways of writing about sex, drugs and creativity, and paved the way for the counterculture of the 1960s. …

10 Views of Earth from the Moon, Mars and Beyond

For more than 40 years, missions throughout the solar system ave sent back stunning images of our home planet In 1990 the NASA spacecraft Voyager 1, …

Dark matter may have killed the dinosaurs, claims scientist

Earth passing through areas of dark matter might have triggered the comet strike which killed the dinosaurs<p>Dark matter may have been responsible for the comet strike which killed the dinosaurs, a scientist has suggested.<p>Earth, as well as spinning around the Sun, is also moving around our own …

DIY Mason Jar Desk Lamp

I love finding new functions for everyday things, especially when it’s something I’d otherwise recycle or donate. We had a 1/2 gallon jug leftover …

9 Witty Pieces Of Advice For Writers

As told by authors Neil Gaiman and Daniel Handler.

14 reasons why you shouldn't dream of being a full-time author

A YouGov poll has found that 'author' is Britain's most desired job. Full-time author Chas Newkey-Burden says it's not all it's cracked up to be<p>This week, <b>a YouGov poll</b> found that people in Britain would prefer to be an author than have any other job. Of 15,000 people surveyed, each of whom were …

Writing

88 quotes to help you finish your novel

Writing a novel through the Now Novel system makes it easy to structure your work and keep track of where you are in telling your story, yet even …