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Supermassive black holes launch jets that emit more energy in one second than our sun will produce in its entire lifetime

When the universe was young, a supermassive black hole — bloated to the bursting point with stupendous power — heaved out a jet of particle-infused …

Black Holes

Scientists At Large Hadron Collider Discover Five New Particle States

The discovery of the excited states of the charmed omega baryon could uncover new secrets about this type of particle and the quarks that make it.<p>Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider have made an exciting new observation of an elusive subatomic particle which could reveal important information …

Black Hole to Be Photographed in 2017

Here’s an interesting photography first that is set to happen in 2017: scientists are planning to capture the first ever photo of a black hole’s …

The Hubble telescope won't crash into Mars, but it may look that way

The Hubble Space Telescope will pass in front of Mars on Friday night — and because of our depth perception — it will look like the decades-old telescope is slamming into the Red Planet.<p>The Hubble's expected path puts it right in front of Mars at 7:58:42 p.m. People think that they can see in 3-D, …

Hubble Space Telescope

Native Americans Invented Our Gun Culture—and Yes, We Stole That, Too

The popular U.S. myth of a gun in every colonial home is not just flawed. It’s downright wrong: Native Americans were the first to fully embrace …

NASA released incredible new animations of a star that exploded with the energy of 100 million suns

New animations released by NASA are recasting a groundbreaking astronomical moment in a whole new light.<p>On February 24, 1987, astronomers Oscar Dhalde and Ian Shelton witnessed an incredible sight atop a Chilean mountain: a new star in the night sky. Soon, however, they realized it was not a star's …

Billionaires say they’ll end disease. Evolution suggests otherwise

The element of evolutionary time can be lost on technologists who think that more data and money will end disease.<p>In late 2016, Facebook’s CEO Mark …