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'Stripped' black hole could be a rarely seen phenomenon, study says

Even black holes can lose a little glitter. Scientists studying a galaxy containing two black holes have found that one of them seems to be missing the usual crowd of stars surrounding it – a hint that it may be an elusive astrophysical object: an intermediate-mass black hole.<p>The findings, …

Stephen Hawking Explains How You Could Escape a Black Hole

Well, your existence could. Physically you would be so dead.<p>Stephen Hawking has described a new theory for how our existence could escape a black …

General relativity caught in action around black hole

<b>GENEVA</b> — An effect of general relativity that is barely measurable on Earth has been spotted in full force around a black hole.<p>Physicists detected …

Black Holes

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Gilt Designer Outlet: Inside the Greatest Shopping Experience You've Never Heard Of

As you age, you think of yourself as growing more reasonable, more measured. You think you’d be able to resist succumbing to the sort of hysteria that afflicts teen girls at a One Direction concert. Then, your friend texts you, "GILT WAREHOUSE SALE STARTING NEXT FRIDAY!!!!! I HAVE TICKETS TO THE …

This 12-Year-Old Has a Higher IQ Than Einstein And Stephen Hawking

But that doesn't necessarily make her smarter.<p>Twelve-year-old Nicole Barr, who lives in Essex in the UK, has scored 162 on an IQ test - beating …

Japan's Erica android isn't as creepy as other talking robots

Osaka University professor Hiroshi Ishiguro, who has delivered creepily real androids in past years, is back with a new hyper-realistic robot called …

Coming out: LGBT people lift the lid on life in prison

A new book reveals through first-hand accounts the struggles of those who are openly gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender behind bars<p>There may be up to 10,000 gay men in prison in England and Wales. Although a significant number of prisoners actively engage in consensual or coercive sexual …

LGBTQI

What The Heck Is This Thing On Mars?

Don't worry -- we're not about to be invaded by crab monsters.<p>A NASA image of Mars being passed around on social media over the weekend has imaginations running wild.<p>The photo shows a stone formation in front of what may be a kind of cave. Some say it looks a bit like a crab monster straight out of …

UC Berkeley

10 Breakfast Ideas to Make You Foodgasm

Breakfast is not something anyone should skip, so why not make it luscious? From <i>superfood smoothies</i> to <i>breakfast bowls</i>, I've got a few mouthwatering ideas to get you in the mood. As The Sensual Foodie, making food sexy is my specialty. No more boring egg and stale toast breakfasts. You can forget …

Europe just invested over $380 million in an alien-hunting space mission to Jupiter

On July 17, the European Space Agency — Europe's version of NASA — announced that they were issuing a contract to award the U.S.-equivalent of $384 million to the European-based company Airbus Defense and Space.<p>Jupiter has become one of the most likely neighborhoods in our solar system with the …

Astronomy

A 300 Year Old Mystery Solved: Why Saturn's Moon Iapetus Is Half-Light, Half-Dark

In 1671, the famed astronomer Giovanni Cassini was observing Saturn when he found a new, faint moon orbiting it along its western side. As he attempted to follow its orbit, however, he found something incredibly unusual: the moon was completely invisible when it ought to have been along Saturn’s …

Astronomy

What if a Black Hole Met an Antimatter Black Hole?

<i>Would shooting a black hole into an antimatter black hole destroy them both?</i><p>I’ve wondered out loud how it might be possible to destroy a black hole …

Nasa may have found the most Earth-like planet to date

<i>UPDATE: Nasa has now announced its findings. Read all about it here.</i><p>Nasa may have just found the closest thing to an Earth-like planet in the …

Astronomy

See New Horizons' Best Images of Pluto

Inside Japan's narrowest house: Property measuring only EIGHT feet wide built in-between two shops in Tokyo (and a couple actually live here)

• <b>Capital city house built between 2010 and 2012 by YUUA Architects, measuring 2.5metres wide by 11metres tall</b>• <b><br>Builders installed floor to ceiling</b> …

Eurovision Song Contest

The 50 Best Tips to Get Your Home Super Organized

Your mess is simply no match for these helpful solutions.<p>Your mess is simply no match for these helpful solutions.

Stephen Hawking Says 'God Particle' Could Wipe Out the Universe

Stephen Hawking bet Gordon Kane $100 that physicists would not discover the Higgs boson. After losing that bet when physicists detected the particle …

Pluto: Nasa reveals first high-resolution images of planet's surface

For 85 years, it was little more than a featureless grey blob on classroom maps of the solar system. On Wednesday night, Pluto was revealed in high resolution for the first time, revealing dramatic mountain ranges made from solid water ice on a scale to rival the Alps or the Rockies.<p>The …

Solar System

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We’re so close to seeing Pluto up-close, but a single pebble could make NASA's mission go terribly wrong

No. But decades worth of science would be lost.<p>Such is the fear of NASA's New Horizons team as the space probe nears its closest approach to Pluto and its five (possibly more) moons.<p>As New Horizons speeds toward the icy planet — about 6,200 miles from the surface at about 31,000 miles per hour— it …

Solar System

Why Do Solids Have Energy Bands?

One of the most obviously quantum features of our universe is the discrete emission spectra we see from atoms. Every element in the periodic table absorbs and emits light of very particular frequencies, and these unique spectral lines are regularly used to identify the composition of various …

Quantum Mechanics

The One Thing Everybody Should Know About Relativity

Yesterday, I wrote about the core concepts needed to understand quantum physics, which is one of the two pillars of modern physics. The other, of course, is the theory of relativity, the full and complete version of which celebrates its 100th birthday this November (we usually talk about relativity …

Physics

Pluto: The "other" red planet

What color is Pluto? The answer, revealed in the first maps made from New Horizons data, turns out to be shades of reddish brown. Although this is …

Something 'scary' went wrong with NASA's probe to Pluto

NASA was able to re-establish communications with the spacecraft within 90 minutes, and it reported that it was "healthy" and still on course to fly by Pluto.<p>But to reconnect with Earth, the spacecraft kicked itself into safe mode, and it is now no longer taking photos or collecting other …

Epic photo of the International Space Station passing in front of the moon

“International Space Station over Australia,” by Dylan O'Donnell.<p>He explains,<p>I was super happy to catch the silhouette of the ISS over the disc of …

"Phantom Dark Energy" --Will It Cause the Universe to End in a Big Rip?

The new math has some significant implications for the ultimate fate of the universe. It tends to favor one of the more radical scenarios that …

Venus and Jupiter will appear to collide this week in a spectacular nighttime show

<i>This post has been corrected</i>.<p>Over the last month, Venus and Jupiter have gradually converged in the night sky. Tonight, June 30, is the main event: They will pass within a third of a degree of each other, allowing you to cover them both with the same finger.<p>The two planets will then stay within two …

Astronomy

NASA spies strange lone 'pyramid' on dwarf planet Ceres

The closer we get to Ceres, the more perplexing the dwarf planet grows.<p>NASA’s Dawn spacecraft has found several more bright spots as well as a pyramid-like peak jutting out of the frigid world’s surface.<p>The discovery is painting an increasingly complex portrait of one of the biggest "fossils" from …