It's almost the same size as Earth, and it orbits in its star's "Goldilocks zone" — where temperatures are not too hot, not too cold, and maybe just right for life.
But a lot about this planet is going to remain a mystery, because it's 500 light years away.
Researchers detected the planet while poring over data collected by NASA's Kepler Space Telescope.
We used average burger prices and average income by zip code to create the maps. The burger data comes from Food Genius and includes burger prices (fast food and restaurant) for major cities in the United States for the month of January this year. The income data comes from the Census and includes only people with full-time, year-round jobs.
"It's exciting. It's just fun," he says. "When the app goes off, when it beeps, I get this little adrenaline rush. I can make some money.
Dolly's birth set off a huge outpouring of ethical concern — along with hope that the same techniques, applied to human cells, could be used to treat myriad diseases.
But Dolly's birth also triggered years of frustration.
These spicy fruits are beloved around the world for their ability to sex up nearly any cuisine.
Authorities have identified three more bodies pulled from the debris of the mudslide that swept through the Washington town of Oso last month, leaving four names left on the list of the missing.
The Snohomish County medical examiner's office said Thursday it has now identified all 39 victims it has received.
What's not so pleasant is that pins-and-needles feeling we get when our foot falls asleep — or when people who suffer from paresthesia experience constant tingling in their limbs.
Diana Bautista, a neuroscientist at the University of California, Berkeley, wondered: Could these sensations be connected?
Bautista says a lot of what we know come
But that's not always the case.
Take Rhonda Sanderson and her ex-husband. They divorced the way many do, fighting over money and various other things.
The scant increase means claims continued to run near their lowest pace since May 2007 — seven months before the economy slipped into its latest recession.
"We are still waiting and praying for the safe return of the students ... the security people, especially the vigilantes and the well-meaning volunteers of Gwoza are still out searching for them," Principal Asabe Kwambura told The Associated Press on Thursday.
"Heartbleed," which takes advantage of a security gap in a popular open-source encryption program, was discovered last week, forcing companies to shore up their security and millions of people to update passwords.
On the surface, UPS trucks look the same as they did more than 20 years ago, when Bill Earle started driving for the company in rural Pennsylvania.
But underneath the surface, Earle says, the job has changed a lot. The thing you sign your name on when the UPS guy gives you a package used to be a piece of paper.
If you want to kick back and relax without thinking too hard about your itinerary, your destinations or dinner, your best bet is a cruise aboard one of the big mainline cruise ships, no question. They all offer reasonably priced, all-inclusive getaways aboard a giant floating resort.
But if your style is to get active, get educated or get away from the crowds, then you might want to consider a smaller cruise line, says KPLU travel expert Matthew Brumley.
Who hasn't been confused, unsure of which way to go, stuck between choices that would lead to very different futures?
We often want to go a certain way but can't, due to a variety of circumstances. Life demands commitment and sometimes these commitments are more like obstacles than opportunities.
On Wednesday, the College Board offered new details on changes to its SAT. Among the biggest shifts: Gone are the days of memorizing obscure vocabulary words. Though if you're in high school and set to take the SAT next year, don't burn those vocabulary flashcards just yet.
This may be the year that Seattle adopts one of the highest minimum wages in the country. But labor advocates and Seattle City Council member Nick Licata say without tough enforcement, a new wage law will be toothless.