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These Breathtaking Photos Remind Us Exactly Why We Want To Fight So Hard Against Climate Change

Posted 12.04.2014 | Green

When we talk about climate change, it's easy to get caught up in the politics and economic arguments and lose sight of what it is we're really fightin...

Why We Shouldn't Dare Say 'Thanksgiving' Unless We Are Truly Giving

Phyllis Sues | Posted 11.27.2014 | Fifty
Phyllis Sues

I can't remember a single Thanksgiving in all my 91 years, when we were at peace. Shame on us. What happened to giving thanks for peace? Giving thanks for unconditional love. Thanks for the privilege of living on this planet. And thanks for not destroying it.

No Security: Hope X (Is Not) Decadent and Depraved - Day 1

Michael Nirenberg | Posted 09.20.2014 | Technology
Michael Nirenberg

This is part one of my three-day diary on filming my currently untitled history of hacking documentary at the Hackers On Planet Earth X (HOPE X) Convention hosted by the legendary 2600 Hacker Quarterly.

Are We In The Early Stages Of A New Mass Extinction? It's Complicated

Annalee Newitz | Posted 06.23.2014 | Science
Annalee Newitz

There are many signs today that we may be in the early stages of a new mass extinction. The climate is changing very rapidly, plus we're seeing an extraordinary number of extinctions among land animals.

Weird Frozen World Discovered At Edge Of Solar System

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 03.26.2014 | Science

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peering into the far reaches of the solar system, astronomers have spied a pink frozen world 7½ billion miles from the sun. It'...

We Need to Update Our Concept of Freedom of Choice

Pooran Desai | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Pooran Desai

Are freedom of choice and sustainably living incompatible? This was a question which was discussed over a World Economic Forum dinner on Wednesday night at Davos, hosted by the influential architect and thinker William McDonough.

7 Ways to Change the World Using Media, Old and New

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Media
Karin Kloosterman

We've sailed over New Year's, and through the most depressing day of the year a week later. Now is the time to make good on your New Year's resolution...

Is It a Bug? A Star? No, Wait, It's a Particle!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 03.09.2014 | Science
Sidonie Sawyer

I know it's not always easy to grasp all the scientific gibberish and savant stories about particle acceleration, protons, matter/anti-matter, and the so-called "God particle" that we often read about in the press.

10 Green Things You Can Do Right Now!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green
Sidonie Sawyer

Good for the environment, and your dollar power. Every little bit counts. If we each only save one inch of tree, one ounce of nature, one speck of ene...

Save the Whales, Save Ourselves: Why Whales Matter

Joel Reynolds | Posted 12.17.2013 | Green
Joel Reynolds

They inspire awe, because they're magnificent, massive, beautiful, powerful, and mysterious. Like giant sequoias but mammals -- like us, except on a prehistoric, mythological, global scale. Everything about them is huge -- their size, their sounds, their range, their strength, their history.

How Awful Are Hollywood Portrayals of Life on Mars? NASA's Bobak Ferdowsi Answers!

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.07.2013 | Science
Shira Lazar

We put NASA's Bobak Ferdowsi, Nerdist's Matt Mira, VSAUCE2's Kevin Lieber and Sourcefed's Meg Turney on the spot of whether these videos represent t...

The Most Amazing Scuba Dives on the Planet

The Active Times | Posted 09.15.2013 | Travel
The Active Times

For most novice divers, the otherworldly world beneath the surface of the sea is fantastical enough in its own right. No major bells or whistles are n...

Unnecessary Planet

Paul Ratner | Posted 09.14.2013 | Books
Paul Ratner

They lived on the unnecessary planet doing unnecessary things and were generally unnecessary people. It happens like that some times, when the universe produces things both really great and little enough to be superfluous.

Probe Provides Historic Map Of Planet's Surface

Posted 03.06.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 03/06/2013 09:47 AM EST on SPACE.com The surface of the planet Mercury has been completely mapped for the first ti...

Help Us Shape a Vision for a Healthy Planet

Andreas Merkl | Posted 05.05.2013 | Green
Andreas Merkl

How do we create prosperity for all without destroying the natural world that sustains us? We can do this, but we must first awaken to what is truly needed.

Best of 2012: National Geographic Photographer Paul Nicklen (VIDEO)

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.27.2012 | Arts
Elysabeth Alfano

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Quit Calling Them 'Earth-Like' Planets

| Posted 12.26.2012 | Science

By Caleb A. Scharf This year has been a spectacular one for exoplanets. New discoveries and new insights have truly pushed the gateway to other world...

Earth's Tilted Orbit Gets Surprising Explanation

| Posted 11.16.2012 | Science

By Ken Croswell One young star may yank another's developing solar system, a new theory suggests, accounting for planets that circle their stars on ...

New Comet Study Solves Mystery Of Ancient Star

Posted 11.12.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 11/12/2012 03:13 PM EST on SPACE.com A cosmic mystery around the star named 49 CETI has puzzled astronomers nearly ...

What Vast Dust Plume Portends For Superhot Alien World

Posted 09.05.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 09/05/2012 11:44 AM EDT on SPACE.com Astronomers have found a dusty tail streaming off a faraway alien planet, sugg...

What 'Tatooine' Discovery Means For E.T. Hunters

Posted 09.04.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 09/04/2012 11:45 AM EDT on SPACE.com The discovery of the first alien planet with two suns — like the "Sta...

'It's Nice To See Some Martian Soil On Our Wheels'

AP | Posted 08.30.2012 | Science

LOS ANGELES -- The Mars rover Curiosity is hitting the road. It headed east Tuesday, driving 52 feet toward a spot where it will use its robotic arm ...

WATCH: Mars Rover Team Talks 'Seven Minutes Of Terror'

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 06.26.2012 | Science

The countdown to the arrival of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on the Red Planet in early August has begun in dramatic fashion as the mission's engineers...

'Failed Star' Study Sheds Light On Earth's Future

| Posted 06.15.2012 | Science

By Govert Schilling ANCHORAGE, ALASKA—Brown dwarfs are a sorry lot. If it wasn't bad enough that these Jupiter-sized "failed stars" are born too...

WATCH: Vast Martian Dust Devil Stretches 12 Miles High

| Posted 04.11.2012 | Science

by Richard A. Kerr on 5 April 2012, 2:06 PM Earth may have terrifying tornadoes, but when it comes to dust devils, Mars has us b...