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Where is the closest black hole?

Here's the problem. Black holes don't emit any radiation, they're completely invisible, so there's no easy way to see them in the sky. The only you'd …

Diet Diary: The many health benefits of sweet potatoes

Studies show nutrients and high fibre content in sweet potatoes help people with obesity, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.<p>Written by |<p>Eid …

Pretzel cat is everything we should aspire to be

It’s finally the weekend. You’re tired and hungry and just want to curl up and eat a snack.<p>I get it. We all get it.<p>But nobody gets it as much as this …

Animals more capable of empathy than previously thought, study finds

Researcher found that prairie voles would console one another after experiencing stress<p>A new study has found that prairie voles will console other voles who are feeling stressed - which researchers have described as evidence of empathy.<p>A study team at Emory University set up an experiment where …

Shaken to the core: Earth fact incorrect?

Layers upon layers: Geologists discover Earth's inner core's inner core<p><i>A surprise at Earth's centre? Image Credit: Kelvinsong via Wikipedia, edited</i> …

Geology

Year in review: Early human kin could shake up family tree

Scientists trying to untangle the human evolutionary family’s ancient secrets welcomed a new set of tantalizing and controversial finds this year. A …

Special Report: Gravity’s Century

In 1915, the universe was small and static. Space was smooth. Gravity pulled things to the ground. At least that’s the way it was in the minds of all …