As the closest planet to Earth, Venus is a relatively easy object to observe. However, many mysteries remain, not least the super-rotation of Venus' atmosphere, which enables high altitude winds to circle the planet in only four days. Now images of cloud features sent back by ESA's Venus Express orbiter have revealed that these remarkably rapid winds are becoming even faster.
Rendering via Dezeen Over in Stockholm, Scandinavian architecture firm C. F. Møller wants to build the planet's tallest timber tower, a 34-story wooden skyscraper (called, get this, "Wooden Skyscraper") that would stand a whole 28 stories taller than North America's...
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft, now exploring Saturn, will take a picture of our home planet from a distance of hundreds of millions of miles on July 19. NASA is inviting the public to help acknowledge the historic interplanetary portrait as it is being taken.
Daniel Sperling, a UC Davis civil engineering professor and international transportation expert, has won the Blue Planet Prize.
According to a new report, “BP’s 2013 Statistical Review of World Energy,” China consumed just over half of the total coal burned on the planet in 2012. Consumption was up 6.1% for the year: “The Asia Pacific region, which includes China, India, South Korea, Japan and Australia, accounted for nearly 70% of the world’s coal use [...]
Android may be the most popular mobile operating system on the planet, but that doesn't mean its users behave the same as iOS users. There have been several studies over the years that show iOS accounts for far more mobile Web traffic than Android does. Show More Summary
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Maybe I'm biased because my entire apartment is decorated in turquoise and red, but this sunglasses-and-lipstick pairing Gwen Stefani wore to the premiere of Monsters University yesterday might be the freshest, most fun thing I've seen...Show More Summary
Want to go global? A new eMarketer report, says the number of worldwide social network users will climb to 1.73 billion this year. That means one in four people on the planet will regularly use Facebook, Twitter or one of their many competitors. Show More Summary
Comingsoon snagged show floor photos from the ongoing Licensing Expo where they not only scored a look at the banner art for Godzilla, but also a few other horror films. First, there’s a banner for Universal’s delayed Jurassic Park 4, which promises that Steven Spielberg’s park will reopen in 2015. Colin Trevorrow is directing from... Read More
There are as many reasons to attack Superman as there are random slivers of kryptonite inexplicably peppering our fair planet. There's that name, for one. Translated into modern vernacular, the world's most famous superhero is, quite simply, Sweetbro. Show More Summary
Update your altars: Reports claim that Kanye "Yeezus" West and Kim "Vanity Smurf" Kardashian have named their holy girl chylde! We welcome Kaidence Donda West to Planet Earth. May she be healthy, wealthy and wise. Now go forth and praise your new divine deity! Read more...
Many films have tackled the question of whether we’re alone in the universe, but instead of having looming space ships hover over earth or astronauts coming into contact with terrifying beings from other planets, Europa Report presents the much more likely concept of signs of life on one of Jupiter’s moons. Show More Summary
Cheetahs might be the fastest terrestrial hunter on the planet, but it has only recently been discovered that speed is not the most important factor to the big cats' hunting success. A study conducted by the Royal Veterinary College in London determin...
A study that looked at more than a billion tweets and the geographic connections between 71 million users across the globe shows how Twitter has changed the way we communicate and helped erase geographical barriers.
Cue the yakety sax music, we're getting another Prometheus movie! What crazy hijinks are the aliens from planet No-Sun-Crossfit up to now? Read more...
Flames in space form actual fireballs. (Credit: Screenshot by Eric Mack/CNET) Here on planet earth we're used to flames -- whether from a candle or campfire -- reaching upwards to the sky with slender limbs hungry for oxygen and driven by rising hot air. Show More Summary
Building a terrestrial planet requires raw materials that weren't available in the early history of the universe. The Big Bang filled space with hydrogen and helium. Chemical elements like silicon and oxygen - key components of rocks - had to...
Is Steven Seagal the single worst person alive on this planet? According to one hilarious analysis, he very well might be. This is not just a figure of speech here. Vice insists that it is being completely and totally literal when it...Show More Summary