Watch a 200,000-Mile Canyon of Fire Rip Open on the Sun

Trying to watch the sun's explosions with your naked eyes is a recipe for blindness, but luckily NASA has a couple of telescopes that can show you all that fusion glory with none of the permanent ocular damage. Take, for instance, this 200,000-mile long canyon of fire. » 10/24/13 1:20pm 10/24/13 1:20pm

We Were Totally Wrong About the Sun's Shape Until Yesterday

For as long as we've bothered to care about heavenly bodies other than our own, we've thought that the size of the Sun varies throughout its 11-year solar cycles. Intense magnetic forces, the theory went, rendered it as malleable as a sturdy stress ball. That was a good theory, backed up by decades of data. » 8/17/12 9:30am 8/17/12 9:30am

#AntiSec Hackers Spill News of the World Chief Rebekah Brooks' Email…

The fruits of today's Sun UK hack are starting to dangle down: LulzSec (out of retirement?) and Anon are tweeting logins of some serious British media brass. Foremost? Rebekah Brooks, the epicenter of England's voicemail hacking scandal. Update: phone numbers! » 7/18/11 6:25pm 7/18/11 6:25pm

NASA IBEX Probe Confirms Freaky Stuff Happening at the Edge of Our…

Fact: Space is a freak show. But that link goes to a post about deep space, beyond our solar system. Thanks to the IBEX probe, however, we're quickly learning that our own backyard is rife with the freaky-deaky too. » 10/03/10 12:00pm 10/03/10 12:00pm

When You Love Machines Too Much

Just remember, it could happen to any of us—at any time. Perhaps it will be the draw of soft Barry White playing on our alluring RED Nano, or a particularly revealing angle as Lara Croft illuminates our smooth, curvy, porcelain-white Xbox 360. Indeed, the question is really less "how" than "when". » 3/10/07 3:00pm 3/10/07 3:00pm