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The sun has been in a relatively quiet period in recent years -- but astronomers say that's going to change soon.
New research suggests that the solar wind is weaker now than it has been in the past. What does that mean, and why does it matter?
A series of journal articles published this week draw a new picture of our solar system's heliosphere, the bubble carved out in the interstellar medium by the solar wind.
Voyager chief scientist Ed Stone discusses Voyager’s discoveries about the edge of the solar system.
Astronomers have found multiple planets orbiting a double star system.
Ira Flatow and guests share science funnies and discover an element of humor (pu...
Researchers have tickled gorillas, bonobos, chimps and humans in an effort to un...
Do 'science' and 'comedy' go together?
Can hearty laughter have some of the same physiological effects as exercise?
Smile, smile, smile. Happiness may be catching.
Author Scott Weems lets us in on the jokes and uncovers the science of humor.