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Scientists caught black holes swallowing stars — and burping energy back up

Supermassive black holes are voracious beasts. Their tremendous gravitational pull sucks in everything that gets too close, including stars.<p>For the first time, astronomers have clearly observed at infrared wavelengths what happens after a black hole eats a star: it burps back up a brilliant flare …

Black Holes

Was Earth Born With Life On It?

If you asked a professional – a biologist, a fossil-hunter or a geologist – how old life on Earth was back in the 1970s, you would’ve gotten a very careful “I don’t know” answer. Going back before the rise of mammals, before birds, dinosaurs, reptiles, fish, crustaceans or even starfish and …

Universe

Science can’t explain sexual orientation. Here’s why

I reached out to Ritch Savin-Williams, a developmental psychologist at Cornell University and author of several books focused on sexuality. I asked him what we know about why and how people develop their sexual preferences. He explained that the answer is <i>not all that much</i>, and that the problem is …

First child dies by euthanasia in Belgium

<b>(CNN) —</b> A terminally ill minor has become the first child to be euthanized in Belgium since age restrictions were lifted in the country two years ago, according to several sources.<p>A Belgian lawmaker told CNN affiliate VTM that the physician-assisted suicide happened within the past week.<p>The child, …

Adolescentes enganchados al cannabis

España se sitúa entre los países con mayor tasa de consumidores jóvenes. Los expertos alertan del riesgo de desarrollar trastornos mentales<p>Todo …

El dilema de la ciudad flotante

Barcelona es el puerto base del Harmony of the seas, el crucero más grande del mundo y símbolo del debate entre beneficios económicos e impacto …

109 nobeles acusan a Greenpeace de “crimen contra la humanidad” por los transgénicos

Los laureados arremeten contra la organización ecologista por su rechazo a "los organismos modificados genéticamente en general y el arroz dorado en …

15 Movies That Predicted the Future

For better and for worse, some movies are better about predicting the future than others. Nobody wants to eat Soylent Green, but we’re OK with most …

Movies

More than 3,000 people shot this year in Chicago

According to the Chicago Tribune, over the weekend in Chicago, 8 people were killed and 35 were wounded as the city passed another violent milestone: …

Meet Kajal Singh: The first female Graffiti artist of India is making the Art popular worldwide

Home India Meet Kajal Si...<p>Kajal Singh (22) is the first female Graffiti artist of India is impressing Berlin walls through her talent<br>• Kajal, who goes …

India

Creating A Refugee-Ready, Refugee-Friendly World

The world–unstable, warming, and increasingly connected–needs not only to respond to this refugee crisis, but to be better prepared each and every time. Co.Exist‘s week of refugee stories looks at a few ideas for how.<p>In New York City next week, world leaders will come together to discuss the …

10 Day Beautiful Failure Writing Challenge

By<p>Fiction Attic Press<p>Purveyors of excellent prose. Featuring flash fiction, short stories, and novels, as well as inspiring workbooks and writing …

I Created A Series Of Self-Portraits Using My Hands To Represent Different Emotions Of Depression

I’m Mike Alegado, a fine art and conceptual photographer in Philippines. I myself have been battling depression and it comes and goes without …

Life inside a young offenders institute in Poland

Old enough to commit a crime but too young to go to prison, juvenile offenders in Poland are sent to borstals where adolescence and adulthood are in constant flux. It’s a jarring opposition that Polish photographer Zuza Krajewska captures in her series <i>Imago</i> where she captures the everyday life of …