Watch Wind And Dust Obscure The Violent Traces Of Curiosity's Landing

The Game Of Thrones Death That Even The Actor Didn't See Coming

Joss Whedon explains why there's "way more Hulk" in Avengers 2. Mike Colter talks about playing Luke Cage in AKA Jessica Jones. Just how successful was Coulson's gambit in the last Agents of SHIELD? Norman Reedus re-opens the discussion surrounding Daryl's sexuality on The Walking Dead. Spoilers, ho! » 3/05/15 6:00am 3/05/15 6:00am

An Astounding Amount Of Saharan Dust Fuels The Amazon Basin

Using satellite data, NASA scientists have created the first-ever 3D model showing just how much dust makes its way from the Saharan Desert to the Amazon forest. Incredibly, this dust is seeding the rain forest with an essential nutrient, an indication of just how interconnected these disparate regions really are. » 2/24/15 9:40am 2/24/15 9:40am

How Could Scientists Mistake Dust For A Spectacular Discovery?

An infographic at Quanta Magazine explains how scientists could've mistaken cosmic dust for gravitational waves as part of their special on the latest saga of the hazards of doing science in public. While disappointing, this just part of the halting, uncertain progress at uncovering the mysteries of the universe. » 9/23/14 12:01am 9/23/14 12:01am

Evidence For The Big Bang Theory May Have Just Been Dust

Earlier this year — and in a discovery that screamed Nobel Prize — Harvard physicists announced that they'd found evidence of gravitational waves in the early universe, potential proof that our universe began with a bang. The claim was duly criticized, but a new analysis may be the most damning yet. » 9/22/14 8:20am 9/22/14 8:20am

Whoa, This Film About Alan Rickman Stalking A Girl Has A Bizarre Ending

A strange, solitary man, played by Alan Rickman, follows a young girl and her mother to their house. But this short film ends up going in a direction that you might not expect. » 8/20/14 11:30am 8/20/14 11:30am

After 100 days of science, LADEE will smash into the Moon

NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) just passed its 100 day marker of scientific observations. It did a great job, skimming a mere 20 to 60 kilometres above the lunar surface. With its prime science done, and portrait snapped for posterity, now it's time to die. » 3/07/14 3:41pm 3/07/14 3:41pm

9 Questions We Have About the Wool Trilogy’s Epic Finale, Dust

If you know Wool, then you’re already counting the days until Saturday. Hugh Howey’s epic about the last remnants of humanity living in massive underground silos — and the horrifying truth of why they’re there — has sold over half million copies online alone. The trilogy finally comes to a close this August 17th, with… » 8/13/13 9:35am 8/13/13 9:35am

This movie about an evolutionary explosion will haunt your dreams

In this evocative trailer for short film "Dust," you'll be sucked into a beautifully-designed, futuristic world. Nature is evolving at a breakneck pace, transforming Earth's ecosystems while humans lock themselves up in walled cities. » 7/15/13 2:24pm 7/15/13 2:24pm

Dust storms are on the rise in the American west

People living in Colorado, Utah, and other western states in the U.S. often remark that there seem to be a lot more dust storms these days. But is it true? One geology researcher wanted to find out. What she discovered may make you want to get a dust-filtration mask for the coming decade. » 6/10/13 4:42pm 6/10/13 4:42pm

North America is being invaded by foreign dust

The fight against pollution is often a piecemeal, nation-by-nation affair, which is problematic because pollution knows no national boundaries. But what's spreading isn't quite what everyone thought. Astudy published this month in Science tracked the movement of aerosal particles from around the world using the … » 8/15/12 6:20am 8/15/12 6:20am

Why doesn't our solar system have any gas giants close to the sun?

As we learn more about far distant solar systems, it becomes clear just how weird the universe really is. And, more disconcertingly, how unusual our own solar system is. And that starts with our curious lack of so-called "hot Neptunes." » 5/29/11 1:00pm 5/29/11 1:00pm

Stellar nursery is a giant, gaseous mountain range

This is nebula NGC 2174, located about 6400 light-years away. This amazing photograph makes the nebula look like the peak of a giant dust mountain, with strange pink stars dominating its summit. In fact, the stars are locked in cosmic battle with the gas mountain, and it's only a matter of time before the stars emerge… » 2/09/11 11:36am 2/09/11 11:36am

The Blood-red Chaos at the Heart of the Whirlpool Galaxy

The Whirlpool Galaxy looks beautiful and swirling in a visible light image (at left.) But the infrared view, at right, shows a maelstrom of chaos, revealing the dense lanes of dust around normally invisible clusters of stars. » 1/14/11 8:30am 1/14/11 8:30am

Earth's dust tail could lead the way to new exoplanets

Earth actually shares its orbit with a huge ring of dust particles. Alien astronomers would likely notice the dust ring long before seeing Earth itself, which could mean the best way to find alien planets is to look for dust. » 11/12/10 2:36pm 11/12/10 2:36pm

Supernova explosion gets trapped by its own dust

A giant star recently went supernova in a distant galaxy. Except you'd never know it, because the star emitted giant dust clouds that trapped and squelched the explosion. I don't believe stars can feel embarrassment...but yeah, that's pretty embarrassing. » 10/18/10 7:30am 10/18/10 7:30am

Sibling Double Dates And Cloned Dr. Who Ex-Boyfriends? The Future Sucks

While vampire rockers make their way to Toronto, two movies from the future warn us that if the world population gets depleted by a plague, it's best to turn that virus on yourself before you end up dating your brother. » 8/09/09 5:00pm 8/09/09 5:00pm

What If We Had Advanced Alien Tech During World War II?

It's 1941, and you're sending a battalion of giant combat mechs to attack Russia. Your air support fighters were built using technology you recovered from a crashed alien ship in the Antarctic, and no one has bothered trying to develop atomic weapons because you're all too busy trying to gather a weird alien energy… » 7/16/08 8:00am 7/16/08 8:00am