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Astronomers capture supermassive black hole as it eats passing star

<b>(CNN) —</b> A star, caught in the grips of a supermassive black hole.<p>The immense gravity slowly strips the stellar material from its parent, forming a disc of gas around the black hole as it converts gravitational energy into electromagnetic radiation, producing a bright source of light visible on …


These headphones are one of the best pairs I've ever used, and they're worth every penny

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>If I could distill my feelings about the Bowers & Wilkins P7 headphones down into one word it would be "premium." From its sound …

Consumer Tech

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Immune System

15 Steps I Took to Successfully Reinvent Myself After Losing Everything

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Just because everything in your life is running smoothly right now doesn’t mean that that’s going to last. You may dream of starting a new business. You could move across the country. You fall in and out of love. You lose a loved one.<p>In …


Teach yourself programming in 10 years

<b>Why is everyone in such a rush?</b><p>Walk into any bookstore, and you’ll see how to <i>Teach Yourself Java in 24 Hours</i> alongside endless variations offering to …

10 Quantum Truths About Our Universe

From the moment that it was discovered that the macroscopic, classical rules that governed electricity, magnetism and light didn’t necessarily apply to the smallest, subatomic scales, a whole new view of the Universe became accessible to humanity. This quantum picture is much larger and …

Quantum Mechanics


Read This Before You Take Social Security Benefits

Image source: SSA Office of the Inspector General.<p>Many retirees rely on Social Security for most or all of their income in retirement. Before you make a decision that will have major financial implications for the rest of your life, it's important to know everything at stake in the timing of when …

Electron state-changing device could be used in quantum computing

An international team of researchers has found a way to control the spin of electrons – from a normal state to excited and back again – in a …

Quantum Computing

Moon halo with aurora

It’s wonderful to see a halo around the moon – and also an aurora – but how about seeing the two together? Matt Skinner captured the view.<p>Matt …

Jan 19, 2016 at 1:02am UTC

14 global Instagram photographers that will spark your wanderlust

We scoured the platform for the best global photographers out there.<p>Some have hundreds of thousands of followers, some have less than 10,000 followers, but <b>they all have one thing in common — their photos are incredible.</b><p>Check out the 14 'grammers we think will spark your wanderlust.

New Zealand

Scientists Figured Out a Way to 'See' a Black Hole with Just a Backyard Telescope

Black holes are some of the most powerful but difficult to comprehend objects in the universe, operating mysteriously and practically invisibly out …

Here's the Difference Between a Hydrogen Bomb and an Atom Bomb

In some ways it’s a shame human beings ever figured out how the sun works. If we hadn’t figured that out, we never would have learned how nuclear …

North Korea

The 21 most anticipated movies of 2016

But this year's poised to be even better with a thrilling lineup of reboots, sequels, and buzzed-about debut series hitting the box office.<p>From Pixar's "Finding Dory," the long-awaited follow-up to "Finding Nemo," to J.K. Rowling's screenwriting debut, "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them," …

Film Industry

The first 14 apps you should download on your new Android phone

You can do anything with your new Android phone. So many apps. So many possibilities. But where to begin?<p>Here's a list of 15 apps that should get you started:


10 Best IDEs (Integrated Development Environment) for Node.js

There are varieties of IDEs available online which may be used in creating Node.js applications.<p>IDE (Integrated development Environment) is a tool …

BBC - Earth - Why does time always run forwards and never backwards?

Why is it you can break an egg, but not make the pieces spring back together again? To find out, we have to go back to the birth of the universe<p>There's egg on your face, literally. You tried to juggle some eggs, it all went wrong, and now you've got to shower and change your clothes.<p>Wouldn't it be …


This helpful infographic shows the chemistry behind diamond rings

Diamonds might purportedly be 'a girl's best friend', but they're also quite interesting from a chemical perspective.<p>You could be forgiven for thinking that there's not a whole lot to them; after all, they're simply one of the possible forms of carbon, formed at high pressure beneath the Earth's …