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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 07.08.2014 | 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 06.13.2014 | 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 06.11.2014 | 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 06.03.2014 | 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.

Powerful Solar Flare Reveals Its Secrets

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 05.21.2014 | Science

For the first time, a massive solar flare revealed the process that created it, confirming new theories about flares and the explosive ejections of s...

WATCH: Strange 'Hole' Spotted In Solar Atmosphere

Space.com | Tariq Malik | Posted 05.12.2014 | Science

A NASA spacecraft has made a surprising find on the surface of the sun: a square-shaped "hole" in the star's outer atmosphere. The dark square on t...

WATCH: Vast Solar Flare Is One For The Record Books

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.09.2014 | Science

This stupendous solar flare is one for the record books. The X-class flare erupted from the sun's surface on March 29, 2014, and NASA scientists sa...

How Often Do Solar Eclipses Occur Anyway?

Space.com | Joe Rao | Posted 04.27.2014 | Science

It's not likely that many people will witness the upcoming "ring of fire" annular solar eclipse on Tuesday (April 29), but if it were a total eclipse...

WATCH: Massive Flare Triggers Blackout

Space.com | Tariq Malik | Posted 04.25.2014 | Science

The sun erupted with a massive solar flare late Thursday (April 24), triggering a temporary communications blackout on some parts of Earth. The pow...

NEXT WEEK: Sun Will Appear As 'Ring Of Fire' In Some Parts Of The World

Space.com | Geoff Gaherty | Posted 04.24.2014 | Science

The sun will look like a ring of fire above some remote parts of the world next Tuesday (April 29) during a solar eclipse, but most people around the...

Daily Meditation: Greet The Sun

Posted 03.28.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

A California Winter Is Something Out Of A Dream

The Huffington Post | Tiara Chiaramonte | Posted 02.21.2014 | Travel

While most of the United States is suffering from the polar vortex, California is experiencing the polar opposite; one of the driest and warmest winte...

The Weekly Rune -- Sowilo

Kelley Harrell | Posted 04.19.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelley Harrell

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Sun Probe Will Be Covered In WHAT For Protection!?

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 02.21.2014 | Science

A European spacecraft set to launch toward the sun in 2017 will be protected by a paint once used in prehistoric cave art. The European Space Agency...

The Faithful Shopper: Spring Vacation

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.16.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Are you as done with winter as I am? I've never seen our friends and neighbors in more need of a spring break in the sun! While it may be cold and sno...

WATCH: Haunting Video Shows Sun In All Its Superheated Glory

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 02.12.2014 | Science

In the frigid month of February, it's easy to forget about that huge ball of fire at the center of Earth's orbit. But a trippy new NASA video show...

Can the Private Sector Help Combat Hunger and Malnutrition?

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

The World Economic Forum meeting in Davos was a step change with business and political leaders signing up to the UN Secretary General's "Zero Hunger" challenge to eliminate hunger in our lifetimes.

Are We Headed Toward A Mini Ice Age?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

If you thought the polar vortex was bad, get a load of a new climate phenomenon that just might be coming our way. Some scientists say we could be ...

Solar Storm Warnings To Get Big Boost

natureheader | Elizabeth Gibney | Posted 12.28.2013 | Science

Christmas dinner by candlelight might seem quaint and appealing, but the possibility of days without satellite communications and power — let alone ...