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Black Hole 'Wakes Up' After 26-Year Slumber

After taking a 26-year nap, a waking black hole released a burst of X-rays that lit up astronomical observatories on June 15 — and it's still making …

Black Holes

Sharks and Cancer: Here’s What We Know

First and foremost: sharks <i>do</i> suffer from cancer. Researchers have observed sharks of various species that have developed tumors, including a great …

Google's Dream Robot Is Running Wild Across the Internet

Remember a few weeks back, when we learned that Google’s artificial neural network was having creepy daydreams, turning buildings into acid trips and …

Why doesn’t everyone believe in God?: The skeptical brain may hold the answer

<b>(akindo via iStock)</b><p>Most Americans who grew up in religious households are still religious. But what about the ones who aren’t?<p>Lala Stone<p>July 5, 2015 2:30pm (UTC)<p>Christopher Obal used to be a Christian. He grew up in Queens, New York, and when he was 5 years old, his parents left Catholicism for a …

Religion

Back in 2000, the CIA made 8 predictions on what life would be like in 2015

We're now halfway through the year and it turns out that several of these predictions were on the money.<p>Here's a rundown of some of the predictions, according to a December 2000 story from The Telegraph.<p><b>"International affairs are increasingly determined by large and powerful organizations rather</b> …

Natural Gas

WATCH: Mysterious Haze Found Over Ceres Bright Spots

A mysterious haze has been appearing in the crater of Ceres. This haze is being seemed to appear at certain time of the day. Some NASA instrument has …

Yellowstone becomes Greenstone: Tourism blamed for famous hot spring's dramatic colour change

Tourism has been blamed for the change in colour at Yellowstone National Park's famous "Morning Glory" geyser which has seen the once crystal-blue …

A neurological expert explains why teenagers do dumb things

This week, I'm sharing a variety of responses to the question, "What insight or idea has thrilled or excited you?" Professor Laurence Steinberg, an expert on the adolescent brain, teen risk-taking, and psychological development, recalls two times when research findings particularly excited him. The …

Teens

Bioluminescent worms: Photographer's stunning images of 'natural miracle'

Joseph Michael's incredible long-exposure shots of glow worms didn’t come easily. He spent long nights in damp caves for months to produce the Luminosity series<p>Joseph Michael saw his first glow worm cave at age five. They’re a fixture in the New Zealand-born photographer’s homeland.<p>"Like most …