Short film Tempo forces a scientist to turn his velocity-warping gun…

Two researchers invent a powerful device that can speed up or slow down any object in its path, but they're determined not to see it turned into a weapon (no matter how many cows they accidentally blow up). But when a crew of gunmen invade their lab, one of the researchers must stop them with the only tool at his… » 12/15/12 3:00pm 12/15/12 3:00pm

Is this the way the world ends?

Stars are born, stars age, and stars die. But they don't all die quietly. Astronomers have recently discovered evidence of four white dwarfs wreaking havoc on their surrounding planets, which could be Earth-like. » 5/08/12 11:00am 5/08/12 11:00am

How one gas giant split apart into two Earth-like planets

Just like our Sun will five billion years from now, KIC 05807616 ran out of hydrogen and expanded into a massive red giant, wreaking havoc on its solar system. The results might just be the planetary equivalent of cell division. » 4/03/12 9:20am 4/03/12 9:20am

These tiny, charred planets dove inside their dying star...and survived

Just days after the first Earth-sized exoplanets were discovered, we find two more planets that are even smaller - but they weren't always like that. These pint-sized worlds are remnants of gas giants, the lone survivors of a dead star. » 12/22/11 11:20am 12/22/11 11:20am