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Australian Beetles Hump Beer Bottles To Death

There's an epidemic happening in Australia. That's right folks, it's a zombie apocalypse. Just kidding, but a bunch of Australian jewel beetles are humping themselves to death...
October 4, 2011

'Tatooine' Planet With Two Suns Discovered

Yeah? Well I have like, three sons, so there! Scientits (not changing it) using NASA's Kepler space telescope have discovered a planet orbiting two suns by following...
September 16, 2011

Comet Makes Pass At Sun, Fails Miserably

Hoho -- rock-blocked! Should've brought along a wingman to distract the corona! Yesterday, May 12th, a comet, head-over-heels in love with the sun, decided to move in...
May 13, 2011

The Coldest Star In The Universe Goes To...

WD 0806-661 B, a brown dwarf (artist's rendition, lower right) orbiting a white dwarf (interracial orbiting FTW!) some 75-light years from earth. Shit, pack a picnic and...
March 24, 2011

The Sun Like You've Never Seen It Before

Unless you've actually seen it like this before, in which case, real cool -- ALIEN! Quick, somebody tase him and I'll restrain him with zip-ties before he...
March 9, 2011

Why So Blue?: The Sun Gettin' His Swerve On

Note: Worthwhile larger version HERE. This is an animated gif that makes the sun appear 3-D. Also, blue. While interesting, what's even more interesting is the UFO...
February 8, 2011