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Scientists Find Stronger Evidence for New Kind of Black Hole

We’ve seen supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies tearing stars to shreds. We’ve detected the energy wave from relatively tiny black …

Black Holes

Without a Doubt, the 9 Best Documentaries on Amazon Prime Will Change Your Life

If you're a regular MyDomaine reader, you've no doubt noticed that I've been watching a lot of documentaries lately. In the past few months, I've …

Love Stories

Remembering The Engineer Who Created Rock's Unmistakable Fuzz

Rock and roll music isn't supposed to be pretty. It has grit and grime; fuzz and feedback. It's dirty and imperfect. Much of that characteristic sound came from the accidental invention of the Maestro Fuzz-Tone FZ-1. The fuzzy tone, immortalized in The Rolling Stones' "(I Can't Get No) …

The Rolling Stones

What Are These Mystery Puffs Near the Galactic Center?

The center of our galaxy is an extreme place that holds all sorts of mysteries. Among those enigmas are what appear to be gas clouds that somehow …

Universe

After 39 Years, NASA Finally Solves the Mystery of Jupiter's Lightning

Jupiter is nothing but clouds, a mass of gas floating in space. So, the question of how lightning storms exist there (or, for that matter, on the …

Astronomy

The LHC has found the Higgs works perfectly – which is a problem

We were expecting it – but it’s only deepened the enigma. A slew of new results at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland, have …

Physics

Half-billion-year-old fossils are the oldest animal footprints ever found

Scientists from China and the US have found what they say are the earliest animal footprints ever discovered. The tracks and burrows, dating back …

Dinosaurs

What Pluto and California Have in Common

Scientists have discovered an unexpected landscape on the dwarf planet.<p>When Jani Radebaugh saw a picture of Pluto a few years ago, she saw something that reminded her of Earth.<p>She was examining one of the high-resolution images taken by New Horizons, the NASA spacecraft that swung by the dwarf …

Solar System

For The Past 70 Years The Danube Has Almost Never Frozen Over

Today, only the eldest inhabitants of the Danube Delta recall that, in the past, you could skate on the river practically every winter; since the …

Global Warming

When The U.S. Army Bombed Hawaii's Volcanoes

In November 1935 the Mauna Loa, one of five volcanoes that form the Island of Hawaii, erupted and a lava river was advancing towards Hilo, destroying everything in its path. The entire city with 15,000 residents was at risk. The lava was advancing about one mile per day and at that rate, it would …

Geology

Astronomers Just Zoomed Stunningly Close to The Event Horizon of Our Galaxy's Black Hole

Wowowowow.<p>Telescopes around the world have joined forces to try to provide us with our first photograph of a black hole. That's still a few months …

Black Holes

The Milky Way galaxy may be much bigger than we thought

It's no secret that the Milky Way is big, but new research shows that it may be much bigger than we ever imagined.<p>The research, described May 7 in the journal "Astronomy & Astrophysics," indicates that our spiral galaxy's vast rotating disk of stars spans at least 170,000 light-years, and possibly …

Universe

If you’re too busy for these 5 things, your life is more off-course than you think

Despite turbulence and other conditions keeping airplanes off-course 90 percent of flight time, most flights arrive in the correct destination at the …

Self-improvement

Interstellar asteroid found orbiting Jupiter backwards

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Just months after the discovery of our first known interstellar visitor, it turns out there’s another asteroid from yet …

The elusive Planet Nine might be responsible for this asteroid’s bizarre orbit

Something’s got the Kuiper belt’s rocks off, and there’s a scramble to find it.<p>For a few years now, the astronomy world has been hard at work searching for a ninth planet of the solar system (no, not Pluto, it’s time to move on). There’s evidence of something massive hanging around in the outer …

Astronomy

This detailed map of Jupiter might be the most complete picture of the planet we've ever seen

The ancient Romans once said Jupiter was god of the sky. So it's perhaps no surprise that the largest planet in our solar system is kind of hard to see in its entirety.<p>Sitting more than 365 million miles away from us, Jupiter's mass is around 300 times that of Earth. The gas giant could fit more …

Ancient, Exiled Asteroid Discovered Beyond Neptune

Astronomers have spotted a carbon-rich asteroid in the icy region beyond Neptune called the Kuiper Belt — the first such asteroid ever found exiled …

NASA just discovered something new in 20-year-old Galileo data

Normally when NASA publishes exciting new discoveries it’s thanks to data that just arrived from one of its many pieces of high-tech space hardware. …

WATCH: Why Drinking This Type of Wine Before Bed Could Help You Lose Weight

Crack open the cabernet, and pull out the merlot – because red wine before bed may help you lose weight. You read that correctly.<p>Back in 2015, …

Intermittent fasting may have 'profound health benefits'

Intermittent fasting has been gaining popularity among people looking to shed extra kilograms and maintain a healthy weight. Researchers argue that …

Holistic Medicine

Monster in the deep

Though the bright, light-speckled foreground galaxy on the left is eye-catching, it is far from the most intriguing object in this NASA/ESA Hubble …

Lemon Cake with Lemon Filling and Lemon Butter Frosting Recipe

"This is a wonderful Easter cake. Everyone at my Easter barbeque loved it. Very moist and delightful."<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups all-purpose flour<p>2 teaspoons …

A High Schooler Has Upended a Fundamental Chemistry Theory

Time to rethink everything you learned about carbon.<p>You may not remember much from high school chemistry, but you probably recall learning the …

This discovery could show our universe is teeming with advanced alien civilisations capable of building giant ‘megastructures’

Scientists have made a discovery which could be a crucial step towards proving that our universe is populated by vast numbers of advanced alien …

Astronomers Witness a Galactic "Megamerger" from the Beginning of the Universe

It’s easy to take our quiet cosmic neighborhood for granted. Sure, an asteroid might graze past Earth every now and then, but the sheer chaos seen in …

Universe

16 French Recipes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

If you’re looking to up your game in the kitchen, classic French technique will provide you with a useful foundation no matter what you like to cook. …

One of The Most Frightening Climate Change Predictions Seems to Be Already Happening

Oh no oh no oh no...<p>Two years ago, former NASA climate scientist James Hansen and a number of colleagues laid out a dire scenario in which gigantic …

The 10 Best Moves to Lose Your Love Handles

You’ve tried situps, cardio, and dumbbell side bends, but nothing seems to get rid of that stubborn belly fat on your sides. Sound familiar? It might …

NASA Releases Astounding Video Of The Lagoon Nebula To Celebrate Hubble's Birthday

The nebula is a "raucous star nursery full of birth and destruction," NASA says.<p>Ever wanted to zoom near that central bulge in the Milky Way in the Sagittarius constellation where stars are born? NASA has almost made it possible thanks to the Earth-orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. As a kind of a …

Trouble Detected in Infamous Dark Matter Signal

For 20 years, an experiment in Italy known as DAMA has detected an oscillating signal that could be coming from dark matter—the fog of invisible …