​Spectacular Stellar Explosion Rewrites the Book on Gamma-ray Bursts

Earlier this year, astronomers detected one of the brightest explosions ever seen in space. Now, some seven months later, the unusual event has been confirmed as a gamma-ray burst — and it's changing the way we think about these cataclysmic explosions. » 11/21/13 1:20pm 11/21/13 1:20pm

Scientists say it's possible to blow up the Sun. On purpose.

As if we didn't already have enough to worry about, a pair of scientists are warning that it's theoretically possible to deliberately detonate the Sun. Called an "artificial supernova," this event could represent a new existential risk to the human species. Or maybe, these guys don't know what the hell they're talking… » 8/09/13 2:36pm 8/09/13 2:36pm