A new photo captured by the European Southern Observatory in Chile shows the best view yet of a dark space cloud about 600 light-years from Earth. The massive cosmic cloud, known as Lupus 3, hides a "nursery" of baby stars. More at Space.com.
Professor of creative writing at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Marjorie Sandor, will talk about her latest work compiling stories from the deeply unsettling to the possibly supernatural and why we love tales that delve into our increasingly unstable sense of self, home, and planet. In the first hour, bestselling author and global authority on the economic and political impact of life sciences, Juan Enriquez, will discuss how man is now the primary driver of change and how we will directly and indirectly determine what lives and what dies as well as where and when.