Sam Shannon

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Astronomers Detect Visible Light From Black Hole for First Time

For the first time, astronomers have seen dim flickers of visible light from near a black hole, researchers with an international science team said. In fact, the light could be visible to anyone with a moderate-size telescope.<p>These dramatically variable fluctuations of light are yielding insights …

Universe

Mexico mayor's murder probe leads to mass grave

Clandestine grave containing five other bodies found during investigation into murder of mexican mayor<p>The investigation into the murder of a mayor in central Mexico has led police to a clandestine grave containing five other bodies, authorities have said.<p>The burial spot was found in the community …

Birth Control Pill Not Linked To Birth Defects: Study

Using oral contraceptives right before or during pregnancy is not associated with a higher risk of birth defects, a new study reports.<p>The Pill is the …

Pregnancy

D.C. mayor at risk of watching her marijuana policy go up in smoke

D.C. Council member Charles Allen had just voted his conscience Tuesday. It didn’t matter anymore, he thought, if pot clubs formed in the nation’s capital. The freshman lawmaker decided at the council meeting that nearly a year after the city legalized marijuana, there was good reason to give D.C. …

Cannabis
Crime