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Scientists Reveal Secret To Dung Beetles' Impressive Navigation Skills

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 08.27.2015 | Science

Dung beetles spend their days collecting other animals' poop to feed on. While they may not seem like the most elegant of creatures, it turns out the...

New Milky Way Galaxy Map Is The Most Accurate Ever Created

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.16.2015 | Science

What's it like to draw a map of the vast galaxy in which our solar system is embedded? NASA has likened the task to drawing a map of your house withou...

Why This Legendary Food Critic Hasn't Been Hungry In 60 Years

Dan Pashman | Posted 05.19.2015 | Taste
Dan Pashman

Mimi is really one of us -- a dedicated eater in search of her next delicious meal.

Mysterious Haze Detected At Galaxy's Core

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 05.08.2015 | Science

A mysterious glow has been observed at the center of the Milky Way, and scientists are struggling to figure out exactly what's causing it. One pos...

Desperately Seeking ET: Fermi's Paradox Turns 65 (Part II)

David H. Bailey | Posted 06.17.2015 | Science
David H. Bailey

In our Part I article, we mentioned how numerous scientists over the past 65 years, since Fermi first raised the question "Where is everybody?", have examined Fermi's paradox and have proposed solutions. There is still no easy answer.

Hawking Covers Monty Python's 'Galaxy Song,' And The Effect Is Relatively Hilarious

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 04.14.2015 | Science

Stephen Hawking knows a thing or two about stars and galaxies, and now his robotic voice has a starring role in a delightful cover version of the "Gal...

Astronomers Solve Long-Standing Cosmic Mystery

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.22.2015 | Science

Scientists have long known that "we are made of star stuff" -- or, in other words, cosmic dust. But where all that dust came from, and how it survived...

David Freeman

The Milky Way May Be WAY Bigger Than We Thought

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 03.12.2015 | Science

How big is the Milky Way? Way bigger than we thought, it seems. Surprising new research suggests that our home galaxy is about 50 percent bigger th...

This Is The Fastest Star Ever Seen In Our Galaxy

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.17.2015 | Science

Almost a decade after its discovery, astronomers have learned that a compact star dubbed US 708 is moving faster than any other star ever observed in...

Andromeda: Our Sister Galaxy

Mario Livio | Posted 03.23.2015 | Science
Mario Livio

By measuring very precisely the motion of the Andromeda galaxy relative to the Milky Way, astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope were able to determine in 2012 that the Milky Way and Andromeda are destined for a head-on collision in about 4 billion years.

New Map Spotlights 'Mysterious Molecules' In Our Galaxy

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 01.14.2015 | Science

Scientists may be one step closer to solving a cosmic puzzle that's had astronomers scratching their heads for nearly a century. It all started in ...

Milky Way's Mysterious 'Bubbles' Yield Their Secrets

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 01.08.2015 | Science

Five years after astronomers discovered a pair of mysterious plumes of radiation at the heart of our galaxy, scientists may be one step closer to und...

Astronomers Baffled By Strange Object Near Center Of Milky Way

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 01.02.2015 | Science

Astronomers may be a step closer to solving the mystery of a strange object seen orbiting the massive black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy...

24 Of The Best Astrophotos Of 2014

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 12.29.2014 | Science

Don't get us wrong. Space-based telescopes like Hubble and Spitzer brought us absolutely stunning images of deep space this year. But some of the ...

Lonely Little Galaxy Discovered By International Team Of Astronomers

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 12.23.2014 | Science

The Milky Way's neighborhood is a bit more crowded than we thought. Using data from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, a Russian-American team of astro...

David Freeman

Here's Why The Night Sky Is Dark Even Though Jillions Of Stars Are Shining Light Our Way

HuffingtonPost.com | David Freeman | Posted 10.06.2014 | Science

There are a lot of stars out there--an estimated 70 billion trillion. With so many stars beaming their light our way, it seems only logical that the ...

WATCH: Milky Way Gets 'Cannibalized' By Nearby Galaxy

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.22.2014 | Science

Scientists have long known that the nearby galaxy Andromeda and our own Milky Way galaxy will collide in four to five billion years, but now a new com...

Huge 'Hole' Discovered In Tiny Galaxy Brimming With Stars

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 09.19.2014 | Science

Talk about big things coming in little packages! Astronomers using data from the Hubble Space Telescope say they've discovered a ginormous black hole ...

Chasing Fire

Jeff Frost | Posted 11.18.2014 | Green
Jeff Frost

Way Fire, near Lake Isabella, Wafford Heights, CA Today I faced a choice. The plan was to watch my new film 'Circle of Abstract Ritual' on a 40ft s...

New Galaxy Map Gives Solar System A New Address

The Huffington Post | James Cave | Posted 09.05.2014 | Science

Astronomers have long had a sense of where the Milky Way is in relation to other galaxies, but a new three-dimensional star map gives us a more nuance...

FOUND: Traces Of A Monster Star In Early Universe

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 08.22.2014 | Science

An ancient star in the halo surrounding the Milky Way galaxy appears to contain traces of material released by the death of one of the universe's fi...

LOOK: Sultry Star-Birthing Photo Will Get You All Fired Up

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 08.20.2014 | Science

Hello, gorgeous. A star cluster and a nebula in the Southern Milky Way take center stage in a spectacular new image from the La Silla Observatory i...

Streamsong Resort: Golf and Literature, Bass and Alligators

J. Michael Welton | Posted 09.23.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

First of all, there are the books. A clue to the attention to detail in guest rooms at Streamsong Resort in central Florida's Bone Valley, their titl...

Scientists Give Surprising New Estimate Of Milky Way's Mass

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.30.2014 | Science

Surprise! Our home galaxy is no pipsqueak, but it isn't nearly as massive as scientists used to think. Astronomers often refer to the neighboring A...

Black Hole 'Fireworks' Were A Flop -- And Here's Why

natureheader | Ron Cowen | Posted 07.22.2014 | Science

Nothing. Nada. Zilch. That’s what astronomers saw this spring when they trained their telescopes on the giant black hole at the Milky Way’s center...