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Scientists just saw light coming from around a black hole for the first time

<i>Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly described the light as emanating from within a black hole, rather than beside it.</i> …

David Bowie's Life Celebrated at London Street Party in His Childhood Neighborhood: 'Bring Instruments' – and 'Most Importantly, Love,' Say Organizers

The world is honoring David Bowie with celebrations inspired by his legacy.<p>In the wake of the the rocker’s death at the age of 69 on Sunday, fans …

Watch an Explosive Eruption Boil a Hawaiian Lava Lake

A rockslide triggered fireworks at Kilauea's summit, at the top of the most active volcano in Hawaii.<p>Dramatic video provides a new look inside a highly active Hawaiian volcano. On Friday morning, a rockfall on the east rim of the summit vent in Kilauea Volcano's Halemaumau Crater set off a small …

Geology

Scientists struggle to stay grounded after possible gravitational wave signal

Cosmologist’s tweet appears to confirm rumours of discovery that could ‘open a new window on the universe’<p>Not for the first time, the world of physics is abuzz with rumours that gravitational waves have been detected by scientists in the US.<p>Lawrence Krauss, a cosmologist at Arizona State …

Gravitational Waves

5 Books That Chronicle the Secret War Between Science and Magic

Life is a never-ceasing struggle between the old and the new. Ideas burst onto the scene amid fireworks, and then slowly rust and rot until they’re …

Books