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Super-bright neutron star baffles scientists, should not exist

A nearby galaxy contains the remnant of a dying star that shines with the intensity of 10 million suns, which is brighter than anyone could have ever imagined.

Porn stars to have boobs squeezed for AIDS research

A group of porn stars in Japan are preparing to have their breasts squeezed by fans for a charity event called “Stop! AIDS.”

Stars' Peverley has heart surgery, hockey future unknown

Dallas Stars center Rich Peverley had successful surgery on Tuesday to correct an abnormal heart rhythm but no decision has been made as to whether he will resume his National Hockey League career.

Stars' Peverley out for season after heart scare

Dallas Stars center Rich Peverley, who collapsed on the team bench during a recent game, is out for the rest of the season and will undergo a procedure to regulate his heart rate, the NHL team said on...

Stricken Peverley resting comfortably after heart scare

Dallas Stars center Rich Peverley is resting comfortably and being monitored at a local hospital following his collapse during Monday's NHL game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, the team said on Tuesday.

East rally to win record-setting All-Star game

Kyrie Irving and Carmelo Anthony set aside the unrest with their respective teams and put on a dazzling show that vaulted the Eastern Conference to a 163-155 comeback win over the West in the highest scoring NBA All Star game ever on Sunday...

Oldest known star discovered by Australian astronomers

Australian astronomers have discovered the oldest known star in the universe through what the lead researcher describes as a "needle-in-a-haystack" situation.

Interesting exoplanet discovered

A new exoplanet, about a third the mass of Jupiter, which circles a sun-like star in about five days, has been discovered. The planet is of great interest to astronomers.

Hawaii time-lapse night sky video goes viral (video)

A graduate student in astronomy at the University of Hawaii in Manoa, has made a stunning time-lapse video depicting the Milky Way over Mauna Kea, Hawaii.

Petition to name new planet 'Gallifrey'

A petition, promoted by fans of the television show Doctor Who, to name a recently discovered planet Gallifrey has received more than 60,000 supporters.

Maple Leafs reach for the Stars in overtime win Special

Toronto - The Toronto Maple Leafs played host to the Dallas Stars on Thursday night at the Air Canada Centre, beating them 3-2 in overtime finally snapping the losing streak.

What would 12 dead rock stars look like today?

Photo manipulation of such music movers and shakers as Elvis Presley and John Lennon reveal startling images of how they would appear if they were still alive.

Kepler telescope to be retired

The Kepler space telescope has been retired from its planet-hunting mission after NASA engineers failed to find a fix for its hobbled pointing system.

Pulsating star sheds light on exoplanet

New York - Scientists have devised a way to measure the internal properties of stars. The method also provides more accurate assessments of a star's orbiting planets.

Astronomers reveal gold's cosmic origins

Researchers reported Wednesday that that the glimmering precious metal may have formed thanks to the collision of dead stars.

New method for dating stars

A new, more advanced technique for measuring the ages of large numbers of stars like the sun has been proposed by astrophysicists.

Op-Ed: Hot Tips for Canada Music Week

Toronto - If it’s March it must be tax time fun time. Sorry, that’s CMW time fun time, when a gazillion bands and the people who love them descend on the T. Dot for your amusement and to party like they’ve never been here before.

Denzel Washington named favorite actor; John Wayne still on list

When it comes to the Harris Poll of favorite actors, one thing is constant - John Wayne. The Duke is always on the list and this time around, he is No. 6.

'Manatee Nebula' to be officially named at Florida festival

Crystal River - An oddly-shaped cloud of gas and dust will be officially nicknamed after the endangered sea creature on Saturday as part of a local Florida festival.

NASA releases photo of 10 billion-year-old stars

Today NASA released a stunning photo of the center of globular cluster NGC 6362, made up of stars 10 billion years old. The photo shows a high concentration of stars with different colors, found 25,000 light-years from Earth.

Phil Hartman Joins Canada's Walk of Fame Special

Toronto - Among the inductees at this year’s Canadian Walk Of Fame is comedian Phil Hartman. He's best-known for his work on Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons, and NewsRadio, and the award is the result of years of work by his fans and family.

Astronomers find 'impossible' binary star systems

Binary stars - stars that orbit around one another - have long been thought to take at least five hours to complete their trek. However, this theory has just been debunked, as astronomers just discovered binaries that do the "impossible."

Bobbi Starr, a Nerdalicious Girlie Fantasy Special

A very personal and very fun interview with adult film siren and self-proclaimed nerd, Bobbi Starr. She talks about what it's like to be a women in the adult film industry. Bobbi will break all the stereotypes you think you know about porn.

Viral Video: Astrophysicist deGrasse Tyson's most amazing fact

When a Time magazine reader asked astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson to share "the most astounding fact about the Universe," he answered in a video. The vividly illustrated presentation has gone viral, receiving hundreds of thousands of hits.

Celebrities reveal Christmas gift wish lists

A yacht, a Ferrari, a pasta maker, and underwear are some of the items on celebrity Christmas gift wish lists this year. At least one star wants four more years, while another star hopes for a little respect.

Scientist: Solar convection causes pulsation of Delta Scuti star

Stars like the Sun boil and seethe, because the interior energy generated in them cannot escape quickly enough, and then convection vibrations resulting in light variations happen, asteroseismologist Victoria Antoci and her colleagues wrote recently.

NHL: Stars' Richards looks to be heading for free agency in July

Brad Richards' days in a Dallas Stars uniform appear to be wearing thin. According to GM Joe Nieuwendyk, the Stars will not be making a contract offer to Richards prior to July 1st, meaning the PEI native will become an unrestricted free agent.

Astronomers discover new stream of stars in our Milky Way

An international team of astronomers has discovered a new stream of stars in our Milky Way. The stream of stars is named the "Aquarius Stream" after the Aquarius constellation where it is located.

Hubble telescope captures stunning image of galaxy side view

Houston - The picture of a thin galaxy located near the Virgo cluster, a set of approximately 2000 galaxies about 60 million light years away, shows one of the most precise alignments known of the universe. The picture was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Op-Ed: No sighting of the Perseid meteor shower Special

Toronto - Between midnight and dawn, millions of people in the Northern Hemisphere had the wonderful opportunity to witness the Perseid meteor shower. Even though I was not able to personally see the space spectacular, it was still a delightful event.
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Artist’s impression of the planet around Alpha Centauri B
Artist’s impression of the planet around Alpha Centauri B
ESA/European Southern Observatory
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Close binary stars are unlikely to be good places for life to develop.  Artist s impression of such ...
Close binary stars are unlikely to be good places for life to develop. Artist's impression of such a system
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European Space Agency
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A bright star during the perseid meteor shower in Toronto.
A bright star during the perseid meteor shower in Toronto.
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This faint  unremarkable-looking star SDSS J102915+172927  visible in the constellation Leo (The Lio...
This faint, unremarkable-looking star SDSS J102915+172927, visible in the constellation Leo (The Lion) through only the largest amateur telescopes, was found by European Space Agency astronomers to contain the lowest amounts of elements heavier than helium of all stars yet studied.
ESO/Digitized Sky Survey 2
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The pulsar wind nebula nicknamed the  Hand of God
The pulsar wind nebula nicknamed the "Hand of God"
NASA/JPL-Caltech/McGill
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Photo of globular cluster NGC 6362  showing stars as old as 10 billion years
Photo of globular cluster NGC 6362, showing stars as old as 10 billion years
NASA
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A bright star during the perseid meteor shower in Toronto.
A bright star during the perseid meteor shower in Toronto.
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There is a simple explanation for the missing stars. To show stars requires a time exposure. You can...
There is a simple explanation for the missing stars. To show stars requires a time exposure. You can't shoot moving people with such an extremely slow shutter speed. You can shoot either the astronaut or the stars. It's awfully difficult to capture both.
NASA JSC Media Services Center
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Zoomed-in detail of astar-forming region in our Milky Way galaxy on a larger photo that captures 1 b...
Zoomed-in detail of astar-forming region in our Milky Way galaxy on a larger photo that captures 1 billion of the Milky Way's stars.
Mike Read (WFAU), UKIDSS/GPS and VVV
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Magnolia
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Picture of the oldest known star.
Picture of the oldest known star.
Space Telescope Science Institute
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