This Awesome Destroyer of Worlds Is the Best Astronomy Image of the…

I was looking back for the best, most impressive astronomy images of the year 2012—ready to post a winner when this dropped in my NASA feed. The image is stunning on its own, but the description just made my head spin. Combined with its sheer beauty, it made it the winner. Here is why: » 12/18/12 6:40pm 12/18/12 6:40pm

NASA Image Shows the Mayhem That Created Life on Earth

About 4.1 billion years ago, our solar system was a huge cluster of comets bombarding every planet orbiting the Sun and crashing into each other. That period of chaos is known as the Late Heavy Bombardment, and astronomers believe it was key to the formation of life in our planet. » 7/24/12 12:40pm 7/24/12 12:40pm

Can You Count 400 Billion Stars In This Galaxy-Spanning Panorama?

Astronomers estimate that there are 200 to 400 billion stars in our galactic neighborhood, the Milky Way. I guess that someone tried to count them in this fully-zoomable, ultra-high-definition 800,000-image mosaic and got tired around 296,351,284,702. » 6/02/10 1:40pm 6/02/10 1:40pm

Finnish Spitzer Sends 200 Sex SMS to Exotic Dancer and Her Sister

An SMS-savvy Finnish Foreign Minister has joined former New York governor Eliot Spitzer in the "thinks with the wrong head" club this week. The 60-year-old Ilkka Kanerva was discovered to have sent more than 200 text messages to an exotic dancer named Johanna Tukiainen, 29. And her sister! Despite the fact that Kanerva's … » 3/30/08 2:00pm 3/30/08 2:00pm

If You are Going to Call Hookers, Go Pre-Paid: How to Avoid Eliot…

With the news about Elliot Spitzer's demise plastered everywhere you look, the folks at Complex brought up an interesting point—when you are a public figure, pre-paid cellphones are the way to go when calling hookers. Even drug dealers know that it is the way to go when you don't want to leave evidence behind—so how… » 3/13/08 6:45pm 3/13/08 6:45pm