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How Big Can a Black Hole Get?

Black holes are everywhere in the Universe. A typical galaxy might have <i>millions</i> of stellar-mass black holes, ones created when a massive star …

Astrophysics

This doomsday clock tells you when Japan's sex problem will cause the country to go extinct

Mark 16 August, 3766 on your calendar.<p>According to a countdown clock put together by researchers at Tohoku University, that's the date Japan's …

Did a UFO Sabotage the SpaceX Falcon 9 Test?

The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>OK, not <i>that</i> sort of UFO, but Elon Musk, the Federal Aviation Administration, …

Do Aliens Exist? Yes, The Universe Is Full Of Life, NASA Astronaut Says

A former NASA astronaut and commander aboard the International Space Station who has logged nearly 230 days in space says it's arrogant for humans to …

Imam and his assistant shot dead in New York as local Muslims accuse Donald Trump of stoking Islamophobia

An Imam and his assistant have been killed by a gunman in New York as they walked home from Saturday afternoon prayers.<p>The killing of the two men in the borough of Queens was denounced as a hate crime, with local members of the Islamic community blaming Donald Trump, accusing him of stoking …

Meet Niku, the Weird Object Beyond Neptune That Nobody Can Figure Out

Something strange is happening at the outer reaches of the solar system.<p>An object beyond the orbit of Neptune is acting oddly, violating the traditional rules of orbit, and scientists can't quite explain it yet. The trans-Neptunian object, or TNO, has been nicknamed Niku, a Chinese word for …

Astronomy

Culture Clash: When Violence Against Women Is Accepted, Lawful And Expected

Last New Year's Eve it was reported that 2000 men sexually assaulted 1200 women in Cologne, Germany. Immediately, politicians and pundits jumped to make the connection between the rash of violence against women and the influx of refugees. And each time another incident takes place, the battle …

Forget the squalling baby; Trump's comments about China on Tuesday were the worse tantrum

The big news takeaway from Donald Trump's rally Tuesday in Ashburn, Va., was that he got irritated by a crying baby and ordered the tot and its mother out of the hall.<p>This was sadly typical of the tendency of the Trump campaign press — and let's face it, the rest of us — to be distracted by the …

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