| Mar 13, 2015
| 8:45 AM
ADDISON, Texas — Eighteen-year-old Brit Winchell knows she’s going to pursue science.
Texas high school students have to take four years of science, but she’s doubling up on the credits with AP physics C and astronomy. She signed up...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 1:33 PM
The Large Hadron Collider is getting back in business. After a two-year hiatus, the giant proton-smashing machine that brought you the discovery of the Higgs boson is set to take scientists’ experiments to nearly double its previous energy limit, in...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 2:32 PM
The South Florida Amateur Astronomers Association has launched its An Evening With the Stars series at Fern Forest Nature Center, 201 Lyons Road South, Coconut Creek, where speakers cover basic telescope techniques and general astronomy information.
| Mar 6, 2015
| 11:27 PM
An exploding star goes supernova only once. But if you're really, really lucky, you might just get to see it happen four times.
An international team has discovered four separate images of the same distant supernova arranged in the shape of a cross...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 4:30 AM
Looking deep into the universe's past, astronomers have discovered a galaxy that’s surprisingly mature for its age. The star-forming galaxy A1689-zD1, described in the journal Nature, reveals that dust – the stuff we’re made of –...
| Mar 3, 2015
| 9:18 AM
Republican control of both houses of Congress gives the GOP extraordinary power over science policy in the United States. Last month, we had a lengthy discussion of the party's interests and outlook in scientific research with Rep. John Culberson (R-...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 8:42 AM
At the heart of a strangely shaped planetary nebula, astronomers have discovered a pair of doomed white dwarf stars that will inevitably merge and explode in a dramatic supernova.
The imperiled pair, described in the journal Nature, sheds light on how...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 10:49 AM
With clouds and rain blurring the sky, it wasn't easy to see Jupiter on Friday night, when it drew closest to Earth and was on the opposite side of the sky from the sun.
But you still can get a great view of the solar system's largest planet on Saturday...
| Mar 2, 2015
| 11:50 AM
Back in 1995, astronomer and computer expert Clifford Stoll wrote an article for Newsweek dismissing all the excitement about something called the Internet. It was headlined, "The Internet? Bah!"
Stoll ridiculed the claims of "Internet hucksters" ...
| Feb 28, 2015
| 7:02 PM
It was near Green Bank, West Virginia, in 1960 that a young radio astronomer named Frank Drake conducted the first extensive search for alien civilizations in deep space. He aimed the 85-foot dish of a radio telescope at two nearby, sun-like stars, tuning...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 6:10 AM
High above the spiral Milky Way, astronomers have spotted two clusters of new stars growing at the fringes of our galaxy. The discovery, published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, appears to be the first such stellar...