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We Are Star Dust

Mario Livio | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
Mario Livio

Even though we know much more about the stars now -- about how they are born, live and die -- our physical existence is so tethered to them, that I am convinced that the stars will continue to inspire magnificent poetry.

Recalling Bacall: My Interview

Lauren Daley | Posted 08.15.2014 | Entertainment
Lauren Daley

She was born Betty Joan Perske in the Bronx in 1924 to two Jewish immigrants. She was immortalized as "Lauren Bacall" for her smoky voice, come-hither looks, flirtatious wit.

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These Jaw-Dropping Night Sky Photos Seem Too Beautiful To Be Real

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.18.2014 | Travel

There's nothing like a night sky full of bright stars to remind you of the vastness of the universe -- and the breathtaking beauty of Mother Nature.

7 Tennis Greats Sign Petition in YouTube Tennis Video

Paul Sanderson | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Paul Sanderson

We used to have a hit together at these handball courts in New York every Saturday or Sunday morning, even through winter. Neither of us ever thought we were going to lose the battle to save her.

30 Stars and Doctors Sign the 'Petition for Briggs for Cancer Immunotherapy for All'

Paul Sanderson | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Sanderson

It's time for governments, cancer organizations, and the cancer industry to devote their resources primarily to immunotherapy and give it urgent priority.

WATCH: These Giant Galaxies Are Merging

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 07.15.2014 | Science

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has spotted a strange celestial "string of pearls" wrapped around the hearts of two merging elliptical galaxies. The c...

FAR OUT: Astronomers Discover Milky Way's Most Distant Stars

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 07.10.2014 | Science

The boundaries of our home galaxy may have to be redrawn. Astronomers have discovered the farthest-flung stars yet known in the Milky Way. The two ...

So Now There's A Star Named 'Putin Is A D**khead'

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.09.2014 | Science

Ukrainian astronomers have taken their disdain for Russian President Vladimir Putin to the cosmos. Together with pro-Ukraine activists, the astron...

Interview: Meet the Women Who Are Helping Mold the Stars of Tomorrow

Christina Scribner | Posted 07.08.2014 | Women
Christina Scribner

I was recently given the opportunity to conduct an interview with the founders of A-Team Studios, an artist development agency headquarted in Miami, Florida.

WATCH: Deadly Newborn Stars To Destroy Their Cosmic Womb

Space.com | Elizabeth Howell | Posted 07.05.2014 | Science

Massive young stars that will eventually destroy their own stellar nursery shine brightly in a dazzling new photo. Cosmic gas cloud Gum 15, which li...

How the Cosmos Teaches Humility to Social Media Show-offs.

Sourav Roy | Posted 08.13.2014 | Media
Sourav Roy

How effortlessly millions of worthless human 'points' have spawned that are nothing more than signboards of hollow egotistic display. So, where is that social element of social media, again? Or did I miss something?

Bizarre 'Hybrid' Discovered, Confirming Prediction Made 40 Years Ago

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 06.09.2014 | Science

Astronomers have apparently discovered the first of a class of strange hybrid stars, confirming theoretical predictions made four decades ago. In 19...

WOW: Space Telescope Takes Its Most Awesome Photo Ever

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 06.04.2014 | Science

NASA calls it the most colorful image ever captured by the Hubble Space Telescope--and the most comprehensive. It has to be one of the most spectacula...

Sorrow in the Balkans

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 07.27.2014 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

Sorrow never stops in the Balkans. It's the favorite topic, the inspiration, the poetic lament. It's the history. The recent flood that drowned the region, the worst recorded in 120 years, as usual showed how the scale of human tragedy translates into human solidarity.

WATCH: Your Body Is The Stuff Of Collapsed Stars

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 05.21.2014 | Science

Living shoulder-to-shoulder on a small blue planet zooming through an ever-expanding universe, it's easy to feel very, very small. But what we are is ...

SOLVED? Massive Magnetic Star Mystery

| Ken Croswell | Posted 05.18.2014 | Science

Astronomers have figured out how to make the universe’s most powerful magnet. All you need is two massive stars orbiting close to each other so tha...

SHFTY YouTube Series: The New SNL For Vine Stars

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.28.2014 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

Vine Sensations Brittany Furlan, Klarity, Brandon Calvillo, and Christiano Covino debut their new show SHFTY (Super Happy Fun Time, Yeah!) which is ...

At Night's End: Celebrating Dark Sky Week

Dr. Tyler Nordgren | Posted 06.21.2014 | Science
Dr. Tyler Nordgren

This week the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), astronomy clubs, and a host of U.S. national parks across the country celebrate International Dark Sky Week to raise awareness of light pollution.

Requiem for a Heavyweight -- One Of Rooney's Finest

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 06.08.2014 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

He made a pretty good bad boy, that Rooney. And yet, I was totally unprepared, decades later, for his gritty, unflinchingly, unflatteringly realistic portrayal of Army, in Rod Serling's searing Requiem for a Heavyweight.

Counting the Stars in the Milky Way

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 05.17.2014 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

All you have to do is do a Google search on this topic and you come up with a whole slew of answers from as few as 100 billion to over 1 trillion stars. Why can't astronomers nail this number down to better than a factor of ten?

WATCH: What Happens When A Star Falls Into A Black Hole

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.20.2014 | Science

When a black hole swallows a star, things get violent. Very violent. At least, that's what scientists found in a new study when they used computer...

Why YouTube Star Driven Film 'Camp Takota' Is Worth Watching!

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.16.2014 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

We sent the always fun Flula to the Camp Takota Premiere Party Tuesday where YouTube stars like Tyler Oakley, Chester See, Rhett & Link, and the Hol...

Weird 'Cloud' Takes Astronomers By Surprise

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 02.13.2014 | Science

A dusty gas cloud around a young sun-like star is surprising astronomers with its strange chemistry, suggesting that such planet-forming disks may b...

Space Telescope Helps Solve Mystery Of Massive 'Burnouts'

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 02.09.2014 | Science

Using data from the Hubble Space Telescope and other observatories, astronomers are learning why some massive galaxies hit their peak young and quit...

Rachel Frederickson Lost Weight, But We're the Biggest Losers

Sheila Moeschen | Posted 04.08.2014 | Women
Sheila Moeschen

It's fruitless to speculate and spar over Frederickson's health, her motives, or her emotional or psychological well-being. These are conversations that distract us from considering the roles we play in keeping reality entertainment in big business.