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Black Hole Swallows Up a Star

Scientists say that, for the first time, they have witnessed a black hole swallowing a distant star.

Posted on Aug 25, 2011 READ MORE


This Is What It Looks Like When a Black Hole Destroys a Galaxy

And you think you’ve got problems. Take a look at nearby galaxy Centaurus A, which is in a losing battle with a black hole nearly 55 million times bigger (in terms of mass) than our sun. As it dies, its guts are being sprayed out in a trail of carnage 2 million light-years long, and NASA has the intergalactic snuff film to prove it.

Posted on May 22, 2011 READ MORE


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Are We Living in a ‘Giant Cosmic Hologram’?

It’s not often that we pose questions like this to you, honored readers, and to be frank, we can’t answer this one. However, some really smart physicists and their state-of-the-art machines are exploring the issue, and from the look of it this baffling notion might just be true.

Posted on Feb 12, 2010 READ MORE


Doomsday Fears Over Strange Matter

Could a scientific experiment 14 years and $8 billion in the making produce a tiny black hole that could eat the Earth? Or reduce the planet to a dead mass of “strange matter”? Two critics say yes and have sued in federal court to stop the Large Hadron Collider from smashing protons together this summer.

Posted on Mar 29, 2008 READ MORE


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YouTube Back in Pakistan

Those around the world who had trouble accessing YouTube on Sunday may be interested to know the cause of the problem: On Friday, the Pakistani Telecommunications Authority acted to block access to YouTube in order to prevent Pakistanis from seeing a YouTube clip promoting an anti-Islam film by Dutch politician Geert Wilders (pictured). Thus ensued an accidental chain reaction that blocked YouTube access for many thousands internationally. Now, the popular site is back up, even in Pakistan.

Posted on Feb 26, 2008 READ MORE


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