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Pluto Might Actually Just Be a Big Comet

Pluto really brings all the solar system drama.<p>In 2006, we learned that Pluto had been lying to us for more than seventy years—it wasn’t a planet after all, but a dwarf planet. We’ve spent the intervening decade learning to cope; My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pies and its variants …

Astronomy

'I haven't achieved much recently': Albert Einstein's private fears revealed in sister's archive

What will happen if we come back from Princeton next year? ... The only unshakeable things are the stars and mathematics Einstein to Maja, writing in exile from Nazi Germany<p>A glimpse at the “private, hidden face” of Albert Einstein, including the celebrated scientist’s thoughts on everything from …

Albert Einstein

Sometimes, a cat just walks into your life and asks to be saved

Bonds between humans and animals often begin with a need and a desire to help. Such was the case for Sophie the cat and Brian Sheppard, the manager …

Learn what goes into making an audiobook from actor Scott Brick

Scott Brick has voiced hundreds of books, including ones by Tom Clancy, John Grisham and Clive Cussler. He's at Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale March 20.

50 Of The Best Horror Novels

I love a good scare, but the best horror novels don’t just provide frights, they also comment on society or maybe riff on tried-and-true tropes. With …

The Ultimate Guide to Building a Writing Habit (That Sticks Like Superglue)

You <i>know</i> you need to write often to have a successful writing career.<p>You <i>want</i> to build a writing habit so you can unleash the ideas, words, and stories …

Creative Writing

It’s Okay If Writing Doesn’t Make You Happy

What does it meant to take joy in writing—and is that the best reason to write?A friend recently told me they got no joy from writing. “So I …

Read These 5 Books On Writing In Lieu of Spending $40,000 On An MFA

Getting an MFA is admirable and useful, but it's also incredibly time-consuming and costly. There are other ways to get a similar education to start …

Astronomer Wonders If We've Looked Hard Enough For Signs of Long Extinct Alien Life

Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus is the latest target in the perennial excitement around finding extraterrestrial life. Its warm subterranean ocean is …

WATCH: Grieving Mother Cat and Orphaned Ginger Kitten Become 'Little Family'

Ember deserves more cuddles than ever this Mother’s Day.<p>The mama cat, who lost her own babies to a severe illness, stepped in to care for a single …

Was the Solar System Previously Home to Another Intelligence? — The Atlantic

Opening story…<p>Click here if the story doesn't open after a few seconds.<p>Learn more about Apple News<p>article<p>… and if so, where should we look for …

Probing the Atmospheres of Exoplanets for Signs of Life

How we're searching for another Earth.<p>We've been asking ourselves one universal question since the dawn of modern science: Are we alone? In the early days of astronomy, scientists thought the Earth was the center of everything. But when that Earth-centric view eventually changed and we realized …

Astronomy

This Newborn Photo Shoot Stars the Cutest Kitten in All the World

This is what all newborn photo shoots should be.<p>Prepare for your eyes turn to hearts because you're about to fall in looooove.<p>Kitty Lee Photography of Southwest Michigan has created a delightful set of newborn baby photos — but with Luna the Little Black Kitten. THIS IS SO CUTE. I think I just felt …

So cats might actually enjoy human companionship after all

Cats get a bad rap for being independent. They come off as aloof. Sure – they might wrap themselves around your legs and meow incessantly when you …

Pets

Cat becomes receptionist after waiting more than 400 days to be adopted

Four hundred days is a long time to wait for a new family.<p>But that’s exactly how long Champas, a scruffy white tom cat, waited as he lived at a …

Pets

Searching for Life Where the Sun Don’t Shine (part 6) Explorations to the Seafloors of Earth and Europa

<i>This is the final part of a series that tells the story of humankind’s efforts to understand the origins of life by looking for it in extreme</i> …

The electric sands of Titan

Experiments led by researchers at GA Tech suggest the particles that cover the surface of Saturn's largest moon, Titan, are "electrically charged."

Please send me to Saturn's 'Death Star moon' so that I may climb its mountains

Anyone up for some interplanetary mountaineering?<p>New close-up photos of Saturn's "Death Star moon" Mimas show the world's untouched, craggy cliffs …

This is what you'd have to do to build a Dyson Sphere — and why you're probably not going to be able to

Whether such a structure could even be physically possible is debatable, so Business Insider took a closer look at the research and theories that are out there.<p>The mysterious dips of KIC 8462852<p>Caltech astronomers Ben Montet and Joshua Simon looked at a series of research about a star called KIC …

Saturn's moon Titan may have fizzy lakes

Saturn's largest moon, Titan, is not only one of the oddest bodies in the Solar System, but may also be the fizziest. Through laboratory experiments …

Harvard Scientists Say Aliens May Be Using Giant Radio Beams To Travel The Cosmos

Thousands of civilizations could be flying on interstellar sails.<p>Two Harvard University scientists are suggesting that mysterious fast radio bursts, detected in faraway galaxies, may be evidence of aliens traveling through the cosmos.<p>FRBs are extremely bright flashes of radio waves that last for …

Proxima b And The Worlds Around TRAPPIST-1 Might Be Habitable, After All

When it comes to life in the Universe, we only have one confirmed example of success: Earth. The raw ingredients for life, however, are everywhere. This includes both the necessary building blocks for life (the raw elements and organic molecules) and also the necessary conditions for it, too. We …

Universe

Why Reality Is Not A Video Game — And Why It Matters

Last week, Adam Gopnik of <i>The New Yorker</i> published a satirical essay, in which he wondered whether the strange reality we live in could be some kind of computer game played by an advanced intelligence (us in the future or alien).<p>His point was that if it is, the "programmers" are messing up, given …

If Aliens Contact Us, We Won't Understand

Crazy Extraterrestrial Volcanoes Might Be the Key to Alien Life

Volcanoes, with their fiery lava and tons of ash, can be deadly, but they could also be the key to life on distant planets. New research suggests …

Astronomy

Real Tatooines? Evidence Found of Rocky Planet Formation Around Double Star

Astronomers have found evidence of shattered asteroids orbiting a pair of stars, a strong new sign that rocky worlds with twin suns like Luke …

The most important star we’ve ever looked at (so far)

<i>Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech</i><p>The strange behavior of Tabby’s Star, or KIC 8462852, has inspired modern astronomy’s wildest guessing game, with …

The chemistry that could feed life within Saturn's moon Enceladus: study gives clue ahead of flyby

Saturn’s 502km-diameter icy moon Enceladus has fascinated scientists since it was first seen up close by NASA’s Voyager probes in the 1980s. The moon …

Cassini Legacy: 1997-2017 : Enceladus

<b>Overview:</b> For decades, scientists didn’t know why Enceladus was the brightest world in the solar system, or how it related to Saturn’s E ring. …

Alex Jones' Mis-Infowars: 7 Bat-Sh*t Conspiracy Theories

Radio host Alex Jones has been spewing his conspiracy theories into microphones for for over 20 years, ever since his community college days when he …

Alex Jones