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Powerful Flares Disrupt Communication Systems

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 10.22.2014 | Science

The sun is at it again, unleashing a series of solar flares including one that caused brief disruptions in communication systems. NASA said its spa...

WATCH: Our Planet Looks Tiny Next To This

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.07.2014 | Science

Something described as a "filament" sounds like such a tiny thing. But check out this ginormous solar filament NASA spotted on Sept. 30, courtesy o...

Space Probe Sees Absolutely Stupendous Stellar Flare

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.02.2014 | Science

Our sun's largest solar flare looks pretty wimpy next to this one. NASA's Swift satellite spotted the strongest, hottest, and longest-lasting stell...

Water On Earth Is Way Older Than We Thought

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.26.2014 | Science

Just how old is H2O? A fascinating new study suggests that some of the water molecules we drink and bathe in are way old -- as in more than 4.6 billio...

How Are We Doing as a Planet This Rosh Hashanah?

Rabbi Yonah Bookstein | Posted 09.19.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

It's almost Rosh Hashanah. The time has come for us to make some serious decisions about the future of our relationship with the planet this coming year. If we are truly to be a light unto the nations, then we can light the way towards cleaner sources of energy.

Sun Throws Strong Solar Storm Our Way

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.12.2014 | Science

Not just one, but two strong solar flares burst off the sun's surface this week -- and now Earth is getting hit with the aftermath. While the solar...

LISTEN: This Is What The Sun 'Sounds' Like

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 09.10.2014 | Science

So that's what the sun sounds like. There may be no sound in deep space, but researchers are converting data from the sun into sound so that NASA s...

Underground Experiment Proves What Powers The Sun

| Daniel Clery | Posted 08.28.2014 | Science

Scientists have long believed that the power of the sun comes largely from the fusion of protons into helium, but now they can finally prove it. An i...

Greeks Sailing by the Stars

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 10.26.2014 | World
Evaggelos Vallianatos

The sun (Helios) was the divine king of the sky for the Greeks. According to the "Homeric Hymn" of Helios: The sun shines his light on both men and im...

10 Trek-Worthy Beaches Around The World

Cheapflights | Posted 10.25.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

No lazy beach days here! From crawling under boulders to swimming through caves and day-long hikes to horseback rides, the lengths travelers have to g...

Wear Sunscreen If You Don't Want To End Up Looking Scary

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 08.14.2014 | Healthy Living

If you find yourself at the beach opting for a tan over sunscreen, you might want to reconsider your priorities. Writer and portrait artist Thomas...

REVEALED: How Our Solar System Was Born

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 08.09.2014 | Science

Astronomers have traced the growth of Earth's solar system back to its cosmic womb, before the sun and planets were born. The solar system coalesced...

Hands Off My Spray Sunscreen!

Amy Ziff | Posted 10.05.2014 | Parents
Amy Ziff

I would remind consumers that just because a product is sold in a well-known store it doesn't mean the product has been vetted by an independent third party for safety.

The Secret To Taming Wavy, Rebellious Hair

The Huffington Post | Megan Mayer | Posted 08.06.2014 | Style

If you were blessed with semi-awkward "curlyish" hair, styling your locks can be the most frustrating part of your morning routine. Some strands are r...

This Is How To Save Your Hair From The Effects Of Summer

The Huffington Post | Lauren Mikler | Posted 07.31.2014 | Style

Come Labor Day, your hair will probably be in need of some TLC. Yes, weeks of sun, waves and chlorine can leave your locks looking less lively than wh...

LOOK: The Sun Has Gone Eerily Quiet... Or Has It?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 07.23.2014 | Science

Our sun erupted with activity, sported several sunspots and unleashed massive solar flares just last month in what scientists dubbed a "solar mini max...

LOOK: Earth Isn't The Only Place With Torrential Rain

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 07.14.2014 | Science

Earth's nearest star has bad weather, too. The sun's squalls, however, involve more than just a little rain and lightning. Huge droplets of hot plas...

Little Things: Boy and Ball at Brighton Beach

A.J. Condeelis | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
A.J. Condeelis

I extend my arm and he drops a pile of sticks, sand, broken shells, seaweed, and what looks like straw into my open hand. Admiring the offering, I smile and close my hand gently around his gift and give him a wink as I walk towards the boardwalk.

Strange Waves Yield Big Surprise About Sun

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 06.30.2014 | Science

The sun's volatile atmosphere is even bigger than expected, a NASA spacecraft revealed through observations of gigantic waves. While the sun itself...

WATCH: Solar 'Mini-Max' Erupts

Space.com | Elizabeth Howell | Posted 06.23.2014 | Science

The sun is supposed to be at the height of its 11-year activity cycle, but for the most part things have been pretty quiet. That might be starting t...

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?

Sunlight Is Way Older Than You Think!

Dr. Sten Odenwald | Posted 08.11.2014 | Science
Dr. Sten Odenwald

The zippy eight-minute jaunt from the Sun to Earth is the very last part of a much longer journey that started in the dense core of the Sun thousands of years ago!

5 Eco-conscious Sunscreens for Outdoor Adventures

Sierra | Posted 06.09.2014 | Green
Sierra

The sunscreens on our list are chemical-free, protect against both UVA (skin cancer-causing) and UVB (sunburn) rays and are all under $25.

WATCH: Massive 'Fuse' Sparks Solar Eruption

Space.com | Tariq Malik | Posted 06.07.2014 | Science

A massive formation on the sun made of super-hot magnetic plasma erupted this week in an explosive solar storm captured on video by NASA spacecraft. ...

Summer Skin Health

Roshini Raj, M.D. | Posted 08.03.2014 | Style
Roshini Raj, M.D.

Although we all love this time of the year, the heat wave can cause a variety of skin issues. Here are simple tricks that can help you deal with the most common summer skin problems.