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Morocco -- A Chaotic Paradise (Part I)

Adam Williams | Posted 02.26.2014 | Travel
Adam Williams

When I booked my trip to Morocco, I had only a few notions in mind: good surf, good food and a drastic cultural change from my humdrum winter in England. It was a bonus that what I came to discover during my 12-day trip was far more than what I expected.

Alien World May Lurk Closer Than Expected

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

Astronomers have spotted signs of a possible exoplanet in a nearby system of twin failed stars. If confirmed, the alien world would be one of the clos...

Murdoch Newspaper Makes Appalling Gaffe

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

The Sun made yet another jaw-dropping gaffe when it recently labeled a politician on maternity leave "lazy." British MP Lucy Powell, who had a bab...

'Goldilocks Zone' Study Yields Surprising Result

Space.com | Miriam Kramer | Posted 12.12.2013 | Science

Earth's place in the solar system is just right. It's not too hot, like Venus, and it's not too cold, like Mars, and this "Goldilocks zone" of habit...

WATCH: Colossal Spirals Found On Sun After Decades-Long Search

Space.com | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

Colossal spiral-shaped flows of super-hot plasma have been discovered on the sun, completing a nearly 50-year quest to confirm their existence, scie...

What Happened To The Comet?

AP | KARL RITTER | Posted 01.28.2014 | Science

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Once billed as the comet of the century, Comet ISON apparently was no match for the sun. Images from NASA spacecraft showed the co...

(Cosmically) Home for the Holidays (PHOTOS)

Kimberly K. Arcand | Posted 01.26.2014 | Science
Kimberly K. Arcand

Just as Holly Hunter is still really funny in Home for the Holidays no matter how many times we've seen it, our Solar System remains full of surprises and worth exploring, so we thought it was a good time to compile a list of our favorite places to visit in our cosmic home.

Will 'Comet Of Century' Survive?

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 11.25.2013 | Science

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — For months, all eyes in the sky have pointed at the comet that's zooming toward a blisteringly close encounter with the ...

WATCH: NASA Explains 'How To Cook A Comet'

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.22.2013 | Science

You don't need NASA to tell you how to cook an egg. Mac and cheese? You can handle that too. But when it comes to knowing how to "cook" a comet, NASA'...

WATCH: Sun Erupts With Flashy Flare

Space.com | Tariq Malik | Posted 10.25.2013 | Science

The sun erupted with one of the strongest solar flares it can unleash early Friday (Oct. 25), just days after firing off an intense solar storm at Ea...

Eight Mind-Blowing Facts About The Sun

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.25.2013 | Science

There are about 70 sextillion stars in the universe, including at least 100 billion right here in our Milky Way galaxy. But the star that really matte...

Sun and Sensibility

Sean Savoy | Posted 12.24.2013 | Religion
Sean Savoy

Over the last decade there has been an increasing number of articles on the subject of "sun gazing" or "sun eating." Many of these articles suggest that a person can attain superhuman qualities by absorbing light through the eyes.

Terrible Cell Phone Reception? Blame The Sun

The Huffington Post | Gabriela Aoun | Posted 10.11.2013 | Science

Stop blaming AT&T and Verizon; all those dropped calls you’re experiencing may be coming from the sun. Eruptions of hot gas, called solar storms,...

EXPLAINED: Puzzling Shift Of Earth's Magnetic Field

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 10.10.2013 | Science

Earth's magnetic field shields the planet from charged particles streaming from the sun, keeping it from becoming a barren, Mars-like rock. For more ...

WATCH: Extra Radiation Belt Gets Surprising Explanation

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 09.30.2013 | Science

For more than half a century, scientists have known about the Van Allen radiation belts -- two doughnut-shaped rings of charged particles that encircl...

Earth: Little More Than a Speck of Dust

Marco Cáceres | Posted 11.30.2013 | Science
Marco Cáceres

If you think of the Earth within the context of the universe(s), it is difficult to cling to any certainty you may have about the significance or uniqueness of our planet, and thus the degree of specialness we like to attribute to its inhabitants.

9-Step Yoga Sun Salutation -- To Find Balance on the Autumnal Equinox

Lauren Cahn | Posted 11.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Lauren Cahn

As the first frost approaches, promising to decimate a summer's worth of flowers in one cruel night, as the trees begin to take on a skeletal appearance, we are forced to contemplate and process some highly primal dualities: life and death; hope and regret; desire and fear.

Freak Space Weather Wreaks Havoc On Satellites

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 09.17.2013 | Science

High-speed eruptions of charged particles from the sun may be to blame for recent failures of satellites that people rely on to watch TV and use the I...

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. . .

Rare Star Helps Solve Big Mystery About Our Sun

Space.com | Clara Moskowitz | Posted 08.28.2013 | Science

Astronomers have found a twin star to Earth's own sun, only much older. The rare star is the oldest known "solar twin," and offers a peek at what Ear...

Sun Storm Gives Earth ENORMOUS Blast

Space.com | Tariq Malik | Posted 08.22.2013 | Science

The sun fired off an intense solar storm at Earth Wednesday (Aug. 21) — the second in two days — hurtling billions of tons of charged particles ...

Strange Solar Phenomenon Has Scientists Scratching Their Heads

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 08.13.2013 | Science

If you're confused about the sun's impending magnetic field flip, don't feel bad — scientists don't fully understand it, either. The sun's magneti...

Sun Drops Notorious Page 3 In Ireland

Reuters | Posted 10.08.2013 | Media

DUBLIN, Aug 8 (Reuters) - The Irish edition of The Sun, part of media mogul Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, has dropped photos of topless women from its...

WATCH: Sun Opens Explosive Plasma 'Arms'

Space.com | Posted 08.03.2013 | Science

A sun-watching spacecraft spotted our closest star opening its arms to the cosmos. Two strands of plasma from an eruption in the sun's atmosphere wer...

Inspiration From The Garden (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.30.2013 | 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...