Here’s why should stop what you’re doing and look up at the sky on August 21, according to astrophysics researcher Jedidah Isler.

Theoretical physicist (and TED Fellow) Shohini Ghose shares 5 facts about female physicists.

Today’s round-up of need-to-know stories features a rare argument in favor of Google Glass, a lyrical take on the intelligence of worms and jellyfish, and a discovery that might help explain how galaxies work.