Astronomers track the birth of a ‘super-Earth’

This is an artist’s impression of a young star surrounded by a protoplanetary disk in which planets (not shown to scale) are forming. Credit: ESO/L. Calçada A new model giving rise to young planetary systems offers a fresh solution to a puzzle that has vexed astronomers ever since new detection technologies and planet-hunting missions such …

Best Amazon Prime Day Deals on TVs and Other Electronics

Consumer Reports has no relationship with any advertisers on this website. After more than a week of lead-up promotions, Amazon Prime Day has now kicked off. The big question for consumers is how good the deals will be. Based on what we’ve seen so far, it looks like Amazon Prime Day 2017 will fall somewhere …