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Astronomers Find Amazing Evidence Of A Star Escaping A Black Hole

A star passed by the black hole close enough that some of its mass fell into the black hole's gravitational grip, but far enough that the star managed to get away still intact with minor damage.<p>A team of astronomers spotted the event in a galaxy about 650 million light years from Earth, which is …

What I’m Reading: The Moment Magazine

<i>“Nothing useless can be truly beautiful,” said the English textile designer and writer William Morris. A century later, one man made it his life’s</i> …

Mars Spacecraft Snag Comet Views

Changing Planet<p>This amazing image from a Earthbound telescope captures the ghostly green comet Siding Spring passing by bright, orange-hued Mars 166.5 million miles (268 million kilometers) from Earth on October 19, 2014. Credit: © Rolando Ligustri<p><i>Update November 7, 2014: NASA scientists at the Jet</i> …

45,000-Year-Old Bone Pinpoints Era of Human-Neanderthal Sex

DNA from an ancient man in Siberia shows how Stone Age people spread into Asia.<p>Unearthed by an ivory carver from a Siberian riverbank, a man's 45,000-year-old thigh bone reveals when people first mated with Neanderthals, an international genetics team reports Wednesday.<p>The Ust'-Ishim man's thigh …

Wheel or Weapon? Telescope Reveals Galaxy's Ring of Fire

An ancient galaxy blazes with a fresh surge of starbirth in a newly released infrared image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope — a fiery view that has sparked comparisons to the weapon wielded by Xena the Warrior Princess on TV.<p>The barred spiral galaxy, known as NGC 1291, lies about 33 million …

Cosmology

This is how NASA banishes body odors in space

How do space agencies keep the International Space Station from smelling like a sweaty locker room? NASA engineer Robert Frost and retired astronaut Clayton C. Anderson reveal a few secrets.<p>Humans eat smelly things. Our bodies produce stinky outputs. And if we build up a sweat, our clothes start to …

Space Science

An FBI Agent Reveals 5 Steps To Gaining Anyone's Trust

I had an opportunity to ask Robin Dreeke a few questions. Robin is in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's elite Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program and the author of "It's Not All About Me."<p>Robin combines science and years of work in the field to offer practical tips to …