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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 m...

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.

Twinkle, Twinkle

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 02.10.2014 | Travel

Now you can hunt for leprechauns and meteors, all in the same place. Kerry County is the world's newest -- and Ireland's first -- International Da...

An Incredible Look at a Star Cluster

David J. Eicher | Posted 03.17.2014 | Science
David J. Eicher

The light your eye captures from this object tonight has traveled through space since Galileo first used a telescope.

5 Hollywood Hair Myths (and DIY Cheats to Get Red-Carpet Hair at Home)

Andrea Pomerantz Lustig | Posted 03.14.2014 | Style
Andrea Pomerantz Lustig

With award season once again upon us, we'll see plenty of breathtaking celebrity hair inspiration in the next few weeks, so I thought I'd debunk a few Hollywood hair myths and show you some easy ways to cheat the celebrity hair look at home.

Now Is the Time to See Jupiter!

David J. Eicher | Posted 03.05.2014 | Science
David J. Eicher

Jupiter is at maximum brilliancy, reflecting the greatest amount of sunlight straight back to us, and it's also visible all night, rising at sunset and setting at sunrise.

WATCH: Stunning Time-Lapse Will Make You Want To Travel To Bavaria Right Now

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 12.31.2013 | World

Jonathan Besler knows how to capture beauty in a lens. The German photographer took over 35,000 pictures to create this incredible video montage d...

LOOK: The Power Of Perspective

Posted 12.12.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

Maui Time-Lapse Video Lets You Stargaze Like Never Before

Posted 11.14.2013 | Science

It boggles the mind that someone gets paid to experience things like this first hand. Capt. Shahn Rashid of the United States Air Force works atop...

University Warns Students Against Wearing Insensitive Costumes

Posted 10.28.2013 | College

The University of Colorado Boulder is generating some controversy for asking students not to wear Halloween costumes that perpetuate racial, cultural ...

Starstruck: Parshat Lech Lecha

Harry Rothenberg | Posted 12.08.2013 | Religion
Harry Rothenberg

G-d tells Abraham that his descendants will be as numerous as the dust of the earth, the stars in the sky, and the sand on the seashore. What can we learn from the different similes?

WATCH: Odd Spinning Star May Hold Key To Cosmic Mystery

The Huffington Post | Miriam Kramer | Posted 09.26.2013 | Science

A perplexing fast-spinning star just might be the "missing link" in a long-standing pulsar mystery, scientists say. The so-called neutron star — a ...

Lena Dunham's Red Carpet Curse

Alisa Wolfson | Posted 11.25.2013 | Style
Alisa Wolfson

Sure, we've all decided on our favorite looks from the Emmy's. Some of us even had opinions before the stars set foot out of their cars. Like me with Lena Dunham. I always know she's going to look mildly disheveled. Is that fair? No. Is it true? Yes.

What Is a Bow Shock? Voyager 1 Spacecraft is Arrived

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 11.12.2013 | Science
Alison Winfield Burns

An editor at Bloomberg asked me the other day, "What is a bow shock?" My hand flies with delight to respond, because plasma shocks were my undergrad research topic at Columbia. . .

Strange Traits Of 'Failed Stars' Unveiled

Space.com | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 09.06.2013 | Science

The best look yet at mysterious brown dwarfs, strange cosmic oddities that blur the lines between stars and planets, has revealed just how large and c...

'Magnetic Monster' Discovered Lurking Inside Dead Star

Space.com | Elizabeth Howell | Posted 08.28.2013 | Science

Hiding in the recesses of a dead star is an ultra-strong magnetic field bursting from its surface in the form of X-rays, astronomers report. The surp...

Astronomers Expected To Announce Major Discovery

Space.com | Clara Moskowitz | Posted 08.27.2013 | Science

Astronomers working with the Very Large Telescope in Chile plan to announce a "major result" Wednesday (Aug. 28). The finding relates to research on ...

LOOK: New Star Explosion Surprises Stargazers

Space.com | Joe Rao | Posted 08.20.2013 | Science

Stargazers are thrilled over the surprise appearance of a star explosion, known as a nova, in the night sky last week, but there is more to this cosmi...

The Perseids: Our Connection to the Stars

Jim Moore | Posted 10.12.2013 | Science
Jim Moore

It is time for the Perseid meteor shower, August's illuminating pre-dawn treat for sky gazers. The fiery streaks of dust and sand-sized bits of grit are the sparkling wake residue of comet Swift-Tuttle, last seen in northern hemisphere skies in 1992.

Why UFOs Have Never Visited Earth -- and Probably Never Will

David J. Eicher | Posted 10.06.2013 | Science
David J. Eicher

What UFO proponents and sci-fi story writers too often fail to appreciate is the distance scale of the universe. It is HUGE. REALLY HUGE.

Super-Dense Stars Reveal Their Secrets

Space.com | Clara Moskowitz | Posted 07.26.2013 | Science

Scientists have uncovered a new key to understanding the strange workings of neutron stars — objects so dense they pack the mass of multiple suns in...

The Time I Met Streisand at Her House

David S. Simon | Posted 09.18.2013 | Celebrity
David S. Simon

The rules were clear: no personal conversation. No personal questions. Be quick and direct. That's all I remember because my heart was thumping so loudly that all I heard was the sound of my head's inner bongos.

THIS MONTH: How To See Celestial Close Encounters

Space.com | Geoff Gaherty | Posted 07.14.2013 | Science

If you only glance at the sky now and then, you may think it's pretty much the same every night. Regular sky watchers know better, and are aware of th...

YouTube's "Summer Break" Reality Stars Talk Life In Front of The Camera & Crazy Tweets (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 09.11.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

The stars of YouTube's "Summer Break" reality series - Alex, Ray and Kostas - stop by the What's Trending studio to talk about their weirdest tweets, ...

Starry Starry Night

Mario Livio | Posted 09.01.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

There is very little doubt that even with all of our advances in deciphering the cosmos and its workings, the romantic appeal of the stars will continue to enthrall us for generations to come.