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Summer Corn at its Tangiest, Spiciest, Messiest Best

This is not a recipe for corn purists.<p>If you’re the kind of person who shudders at the notion of adding anything beyond a slick of butter to your boiled ears, you should probably stop reading right now. Because this is the polar opposite of a minimal, simple preparation that really lets the flavor …

Grilling

New recipe found for making supermassive black hole

<b>GENEVA</b> — Monster black holes in the early universe may have taken an unusual route to becoming so massive.<p>Giant gas clouds in some of the universe’s …

‘Black Hole’ traces 100 years of a transformative idea

<b>Black Hole</b> <i><br>Marcia Bartusiak</i><i><br>Yale Univ., $27.50</i><p>Almost a century before Einstein was born, the English polymath John Michell speculated that a star of …

BBC - Earth - The strange fate of a person falling into a black hole

If you fell into a black hole, you might expect to die instantly. But in fact your fate would be far stranger than that<p><i>This was the most-read story on BBC Earth in 2015. Here is another chance to read it.</i><p>It could happen to anyone. Maybe you're out trying to find a new habitable planet for the human …

Black Holes

An Impossible Experiment Shows How Black Holes Might Burp Back Information

A way around the black hole information paradox?<p>Physicists at Caltech have devised a way to coax information back from the so-far unknowable depths of a black hole. While it's an impossible scheme to implement experimentally and involves the recapture of information from just a single particle, …

A new thought experiment shows how we could get information from a black hole - ExtremeTech

By on December 29, 2015 at 7:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The event horizon of a black …

Scientists figure out how to bring data back from inside a black hole 

Back from the brink: Scientists prove it IS possible to retrieve information from a black hole using 'quantum teleportation'<p><b>Theory demonstrates it is</b> …

Quantum Physics

This Hypnotizing Illustration Depicts the Whole Known Universe

This is the universe as we know it, if not exactly to scale.<p>What's it like to gaze through a telescope into the heavens? It's a little something like this illustration, which shows the entire observable universe ranked from most distant in the outer part of the circle to our own solar system in the …

Dinosaurs Evolved Faster Than We Thought

Paleontologists have long believed that dinosaurs evolved from their early ancestors into the creatures we’re familiar with over the course of at …

Paleontology

Bizarre physics doubted by Einstein just led to the first-ever prediction of a supernova

Astronomers have pinpointed exactly when and where we can see the cataclysmic explosion of a giant star, called a supernova, from start to finish.<p>Their first-ever prophecy of a supernova is based on something photographed by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2014: four stars blowing up at once.<p>In …

Universe

Cells repair damaged DNA by a different mechanism than assumed

Defects in DNA can cause serious harm to an organism, including cell death or the development of cancer. Efficient repair mechanisms are therefore of …

Genetics

The Magnetic Field Outside Our Black Hole Has Been Studied For The First Time

This is big.<p>We're a step closer to understanding how the black hole at the centre of our galaxy works, with astrophysicists in the US announcing that …

Astronomers trace the magnetic field of the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy

A team of astronomers has successfully detected magnetic fields present around the event horizon of the supermassive black hole at the centre of our …

Fit to burst: Black holes can’t gobble up more than 50bn suns, scientist says

Black holes can’t expand endlessly, and once they have swollen to 50 billion times the mass of our sun, they lose the discs of gas they use as a …

Dark Matter Mystery May Soon Be Solved

The hiding spots for the particles making up dark matter are narrowing, and the answer to this cosmic mystery could come within the next three or …

Leading NASA official says we're abandoning our post on the International Space Station for a very good reason

After leaving its post on board the ISS, NASA hopes to return to a destination that NASA astronauts haven't visited since 1972: the moon.<p>It's unclear whether astronauts will set foot on the moon. What is clear, however, is that NASA's looking to send manned missions in orbit around the moon — to a …

Space Exploration

Earth Could Be Surrounded By Long Hairs of Dark Matter

Our planet may be surrounded by filaments of dark matter stretching away from its surface, according to a new study published by NASA researchers.<p>In …

Kepler's false-positive rate for some planets is higher than thought

NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has found thousands of prospective planets around nearby stars. But the trick is often in confirming whether they’re real or fakes. Now, a new study of gas giant planets in the Kepler dataset finds that more than half of these candidates are false positives, a rate much …

Universe

NASA returns to Jupiter 20 years after Galileo

When Galileo Galilei turned his telescope to Jupiter in 1610, he uncovered the planet’s four large moons, as well as a new vision of the cosmos. Not …

Astronomy

Pluto's Space Environment Visualized In New NASA Simulation

During its decade-long voyage to Pluto, the New Horizons space probe had to not only wade through a constant stream of solar wind, but also …

Best-Ever Pluto Photos Show Breathtaking Views of Dwarf Planet

Get ready to be amazed: NASA today unveiled the best-ever images of Pluto, revealing the dwarf planet's varied and exotic landscape in amazing detail.<p>…

Solar System

High school student helps discover new planet, calculates frequency of Jupiter-like planets

High school senior Dominick Rowan of Armonk, New York, is making discoveries about other worlds. Working with University of Texas at Austin …

High School

We finally know what the mysterious bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres are

It's salt! It turns out Ceres has a briney flavor to it.<p>The dwarf planet Ceres — the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter — has a lot to teach us about how the many hunks of rock in our solar system came to be. But for about a year now, as the Dawn orbiter approached the …

Astronomy

Planets - Jupiter

Jupiter: The Planet of Luck<p>Jupiter is the thinking-person's planet. As the guardian of the abstract mind, this planet rules higher learning, and …

More Than Half Of Kepler’s Giant Exoplanets Are False Positives

Which makes you wonder what other “candidate worlds” aren’t worlds after all.<p><i>“These types of systems could be ubiquitous in the universe. This is a</i> …

Enceladus: Does this moon hold a second genesis of life?

<b>The mighty Cassini probe has made many great discoveries at Saturn, but none top its extraordinary revelations at Enceladus.</b><p>What the plutonium-powered satellite has seen at this 500km-wide, ice-crusted moon is simply astounding.<p>Cassini has pictured huge jets of water vapour and other materials …

Astronomy