A new type of stellar explosion has been discovered that scientists are calling a "mini-supernova" (pictured in the illustration). In such an occurrence, the white dwarf in a binary star system may actually survive the detonation. More at Space.com.
In the first half of the program, host Dave Schrader (email) welcomed author and crime researcher, Diane Fanning, who discussed the terrifying case of Tommy Lynn Sells, a serial killer who made his way across the country for two decades. Open Lines followed in the latter half.