Latest Michael Liu Stories

2011-03-23 10:00:00

Observations with the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope, along with two other telescopes, have shown that there is a new candidate for the coldest known star: a brown dwarf in a double system with about the same temperature as a freshly made cup of tea — hot in human terms, but extraordinarily cold for the surface of a star.

2009-07-16 08:00:00

SEATTLE and DUBLIN, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- PopCap Games, the leading developer and publisher of casual games, today announced the winners of the first-ever Peggle((TM)) Art Contest, which began in March as part of Peggle Fever.

2008-06-02 15:41:07

Astronomers have used ultrasharp images obtained with the Keck Telescope and Hubble Space Telescope to determine for the first time the masses of the coldest class of "failed stars," a.k.a. brown dwarfs.

2005-12-02 06:39:43

By Tiffany Wu TAIPEI (Reuters) - Seismic activity in Taipei has increased since the world's tallest building, Taipei 101, was built, raising questions over whether the Taiwan capital has become more vulnerable to earthquakes, a geologist said on Friday.

Word of the Day
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.