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A Big Mystery About The Sun Gets A Surprising Explanation

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 10.21.2016 | Science

For more than a century and a half, astronomers have known that the sun is tilted. That is, the sun rotates on an axis that isn’t quite perpendicul...

Waiting For The Next Sunspot Cycle: 2019-2030

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 09.02.2016 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

Forecasters are already starting to make predictions for what might be in store as our sun winds down its current sunspot cycle in a few years. Are we in for a very intense cycle of solar activity, or the beginning of a century-long absence of sunspots and a rise in colder climates?

Don't Panic, But A Giant Hole Just Formed In The Sun

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 07.13.2016 | Science

While it looks and sounds worrying, there’s nothing to fear here. A massive new “hole in the sun," or a big patch of black in the corona, was spot...

This Is The Most Popular SPF On Pinterest

Teen Vogue | Posted 06.17.2016 | Style
Teen Vogue

For Teen Vogue, by Tina Ferraro. Photo: Courtesy of Neutrogena It covers all the bases. Sun: it's bad for your skin. You totally get it. So is the...

Using a Sunscreen With High SPF Might Not Actually Protect Your Skin

Teen Vogue | Posted 05.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Teen Vogue

It makes sense in theory: If you're super pale and you burn easily, you should use the highest SPF you can find when you go out in the sun, right? Not necessarily. The reality of what various SPFs offer in the way of protection -- and which ones you should be using -- is a bit more complicated than that.

"The Cool Cat in the Hat"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 04.29.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima I have never been a man of many hats, not just because I am afraid I'd get stuck in doorways, but because my head, though empty, is t...

A majestic solar dragonfly landed in San Francisco - Is this the future?

Marco Morosini | Posted 04.28.2016 | Home
Marco Morosini

Having hovered silently over the bay of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge, Saturday night, a majestic dragonfly 72 meters wide has settled dow...

Spectacular Solar Flare Captured In New NASA Video

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 04.27.2016 | Science

A burst of radiation on the sun's surface that caused "moderate" disturbances with radio communications on Earth was shown in a new video NASA release...

"Sun & Moon" Poetry

Meg DeBussey | Posted 04.21.2016 | Arts
Meg DeBussey

The sun shine singes my skin In prickly patches of abrasive tinges. Corrosive edges of Burnt starburst--bursting forth, Heavily heaved And collaps...

You Guys, There Is An Adorable 'Heart' On The Sun

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 04.14.2016 | Science

A giant sunspot has apparently turned on its love light, morphing into the shape of a heart. Known as AR2529, the dazzling area will face Earth for ap...

Video Of Three 'Suns' Is A Trippy Dose Of Nature

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 03.23.2016 | Science

In January, people in Russia looked up to see an extraterrestrial sight. Three suns -- one large sun between two smaller ones -- appeared over the cit...

Here's Where To See The Next Total Solar Eclipse

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.20.2016 | Science

For some, the sky is about to turn very dark. The next total solar eclipse takes place between Tuesday, Mar. 8 and Wednesday, Mar. 9. Light will be bl...

What Is Time and How Do We Count It?

Donna Henes | Posted 02.27.2017 | Green
Donna Henes

It's quite a task these days to stay in tune with real time when we have become so estranged from Nature and Her cycles. Perhaps we might use this leap year as a sort of reality check.

NASA Time-Lapse Video Shows A Year In The Life Of The Sun

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 02.23.2016 | Science

Catching a clear view of the sun at sunrise or sunset is a treat, but watching a full year of the sun's activity in mere minutes? That's scientific an...

Secrets for Women: 5 Ways to Tell How Much He Loves You

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 02.16.2017 | Women
Larry Schwimmer

We've come a long way from the original Roman celebration of Valentine's Day in the 5th century A.D. known as the feast of Lupercalia. In those days,...

'The Skin Game'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 01.19.2017 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

For the past 40 years, which is how long I have been in journalism, I have had a nose for news. So I guess it was not surprising that the news I received recently involved my nose.

Watch The Sun Do Something Incredibly Weird

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.19.2016 | Science

A hypnotic new NASA video shows a solar filament erupt, causing explosions and then forming a series of giant magnetic arches of solar material, all o...

Hillary or Bernie: Who Will Win Debate #3?

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 12.18.2015 | Politics
Larry Schwimmer

The next Democratic National debate (broadcast on ABC) will take place on Saturday, December 19 in Manchester, New Hampshire. This is the third debat...

Black Hole Eats A Star The Size Of Our Sun... And Burps

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 12.01.2015 | Science

This cosmic giant has no manners. Some 300 million light years away, a supermassive black hole has swallowed a star and burped up a jet of matter at ...

See The Sun In Stunning New Ultra-HD Video

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 11.03.2015 | Science

Here's a chance to see the sun without damaging your eyes. NASA has released a 30-minute, ultra-high definition 4K video of the sun called "Thermonuc...

We All Shine On

Dennis Merritt Jones | Posted 10.29.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dennis Merritt Jones

"Yeah we all shine on, like the moon, and the stars, and the sun." -- John Lennon Last night after watching the nine-o'clock news (not recommended)...

Enjoy a Beautiful Sunset

Edieth Wu | Posted 10.22.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Edieth Wu

I was immediately reminded of the many hours of sunsets I have enjoyed; sadly, I couldn't remember how long it had been since I had treated myself to the relaxing sensation of being near the water, experiencing a gorgeous sunset -- a place that offers so much.

When the Bough Breaks

Jerry Zezima | Posted 09.16.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

When I bought my house, which the bank owns but kindly allows me to pay for, I was thrilled to have a big yard with lots of beautiful trees. Apparently, the trees don't feel the same, which is why, after a recent storm, the oak was on me.

Why Is the Sun Getting Stronger and Stronger?

Marta Ibarrondo | Posted 08.28.2016 | Comedy
Marta Ibarrondo


Eight Feng Shui Ways to Turn Your Student Into a Scholar

Ellen Whitehurst | Posted 08.14.2016 | Education
Ellen Whitehurst

These easy-to-understand Feng Shui tips that anyone can use to strengthen their education luck can be sued by parents who want to use these cures to benefit children's scholastic luck while teens can use this advice to be motivated to get the best grades possible.