Fredrik Löwenhielm

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Record-breaking X-ray flare from Milky Way’s supermassive black hole

A flare from our galaxy’s core 400 times brighter than usual, in September, 2013. Over a year later, a second large flare. Now scientists are trying …

Black Holes

Record-breaking flare from Milky Way’s black hole detected by NASA's Chandra project

Chandra observations of the Perseus and Virgo galaxy clusters suggest turbulence may be preventing hot gas there from cooling, addressing a …

5 Simple Border-Blurring Japanese Recipes

I love Japanese food. And while there's nothing better than bellying up to a low table in a tatami room for a traditional <i>Omakase</i> tasting menu created by a master, sometimes a plate of <i>Napolitan</i> (spaghetti in a buttery tomato sauce with sausages) calls my name. <i>Yōshoku</i> translates into <i>Western Food</i>. …

First new antibiotic in 30 years discovered in major breakthrough

The first new antibiotic to be discovered in nearly 30 years has been hailed as a ‘paradigm shift’ in the fight against the growing resistance to drugs.<p>Teixobactin has been found to treat many common bacterial infections such as tuberculosis, septicaemia and C. diff, and could be available within …

Medicine

Kepler 438b: Most Earth-like planet ever discovered could be home for alien life

An alien world that orbits a distant star in the constellation of Lyra may be the most Earth-like planet ever found outside the solar system.<p>The planet, named Kepler 438b, is slightly larger than Earth and circles an orange dwarf star that bathes it in 40% more heat than our home planet receives …

Astronomy