The Surprising Secrets of the Fastest Stars in the Milky Way Galaxy

The Surprising Secrets of the Fastest Stars in the Milky Way Galaxy

When a certain kind of dying star, called a type 1a supernova, explodes, they only shine for a few weeks. They are bright and consistent, but they eventually fade away.

City Block-Sized Asteroid Comes Scarily Close to Earth

City Block-Sized Asteroid Comes Scarily Close to Earth

On Tuesday night around 6:05 p.m. EST, an asteroid will scrape by Earth. Once again, though, our planet will escape harm.

Marine Didn't Report Her Sexual Assault Because She Feared Not Getting Top-Secret Clearance

Marine Didn't Report Her Sexual Assault Because She Feared Not Getting Top-Secret Clearance

Amber* knew where she wanted to go in the military since was was 14. In college, she steered herself toward the intelligence community by studying international relations and political science before enlisting in the Marine Corps.

Atlanta's Building Boom Is Destroying Its Famous Forests

Atlanta's Building Boom Is Destroying Its Famous Forests

The streets of Atlanta are lined with towering oaks, poplars, pines, and white-blooming dogwoods, earning it the nickname the “City in a Forest.”

Revealed: North Korea Is Secretly Selling Face Scanning Tech

Revealed: North Korea Is Secretly Selling Face Scanning Tech

Top officials in the North Korean regime, including Kim Jong Un himself, have spent weeks in the global spotlight, participating in important discussions over how to reduce tensions on the Korean Peninsula. Yet despite those steps onto the world stage, North Koreans elsewhere are working hard to remain unseen.

Your Poop Might Hold the Key to Saving Lives

Your Poop Might Hold the Key to Saving Lives

LaCroix 101: How Seltzer Lovers Can Make Their Own Bubbles

LaCroix 101: How Seltzer Lovers Can Make Their Own Bubbles

Where were you the first time you saw a mountain of LaCroix stacked at the end of a supermarket aisle? I remember how I felt—elation, at having found it, and a small tremor of snobby revulsion, like when you realize your secret restaurant just got four stars in the paper, or your favorite underground band shows up on the radio.