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The Nearest Supernova in Modern Times

Mario Livio | Posted 11.17.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

Supernova explosions occur when the dense core of a massive star collapses to form a neutron star (a very compact object, only about 12 miles in diameter), producing copious amounts of neutrinos in the process.

Who First Wondered: 'Why Is the Night Sky Dark?'

Mario Livio | Posted 09.29.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

The night sky, sprinkled with twinkling stars and the pale light of a silvery Moon, has fascinated humans since the dawn of history. But, why is it dark? If you think that the answer is: "Because you don't see the Sun," think again.

Mystery Of Massive 1604 Star Explosion Finally Solved

Posted 04.18.2013 | Science

By: Megan Gannon Published: 04/18/2013 06:21 AM EDT on Scientists have conducted a postmortem exam on the last gigantic star explosion e...

This Week In Science History, July 9-15

Posted 07.30.2012 | Science

July 9-15 will be a busy week in science history. This week sees the anniversary of a patent that changed the world—and that's just the beginning. ...

Intelligent Design Is Dead: A Christian Perspective

Paul Wallace | Posted 03.03.2012 | Religion
Paul Wallace

For a person of faith, Intelligent Design is not just an unnecessary choice; it is a harmful one. It reduces God to a kind of holy tinkerer. It locates the divine in places of ignorance and obscurity.

Painting From 17th Century Shows Telescope Not Yet Invented

Technology Review | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Now a study of the paintings of Jan Brueghel the Elder, a Flemish painter of the Baroque era who was working in Amsterdam at the beginning of the 17th...