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What Happens to Time and Space When We Fall into a Black Hole?

Black holes have always been a bit of a mystery. That’s mainly because they’re so very difficult to study. The gravitational singularity is where …

Black Holes

Photographing a Black Hole: Historic Campaign Now Underway

The campaign to capture the first-ever image of a black hole has begun.<p>From today (April 5) through April 14, astronomers will use a system of radio …

Scientists may have evidence to confirm mysterious ‘Planet Nine’

It’s been a while now since astronomers began openly discussing the possibility of a ninth planet in our solar system — and no, it’s not Pluto. Now, …

Universe

Man Cited for Playing National Anthem on July Fourth Learns His Fate: ‘The State Attorney’s Office Has Decided To…’

The Florida college student cited for a rousing performance of the Star Spangled Banner on July Fourth learned Friday that the State’s Attorney’s office had dropped all the charges against him.<p>Lane Pittman was cited for breaching the peace and inciting a riot after a crowd of about 300 individuals …

‘I Was Not Expecting That’: See How Millennials React When They Learn Who Gets Most Wall Street Cash

Young people were left astonished when they learned Hillary Clinton was the top recipient of donations from the top four financial firms, a new video shows.<p>The footage, recently captured by college news-website Campus Reform, shows a reporter ask millennials on the National Mall in Washington, …

Owners of Oregon Bakery That Refused to Bake Wedding Cake for Same-Sex Couple Fined $135,000

The owners of an Oregon bakery that refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple were ordered Thursday to pay $135,000 “in damages for emotional and mental suffering resulting from the denial of service.”<p>The ruling from Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian came after Sweetcakes By Melissa …

9 images that shows the sheer immensity of our universe

In the words of American astronomer, cosmologist, and astrophysicist Carl Sagan, “Our home is called Earth. It is but a tiny dot in the black empty …

Universe

‘I’ve Never Seen Anything So Abhorrent in My Life’: Dana Perino Names Most ‘Poisonous Figure’ in D.C.

Fox News host Dana Perino unloaded on Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) Tuesday, calling him a “destructive entity” in Washington, D.C.<p>Perino, who served as press secretary for President George W. Bush, was reacting to a jab Reid took at her former boss Monday.<p>“He’s an absolutely poisonous …

No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning

(Phys.org) —The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein's theory of …

26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

The universe, man... THE UNIVERSE.

Universe

[Official Video] That’s Christmas To Me - Pentatonix

Music Videos

A Cappella Band’s Cover of ‘That’s Christmas to Me’ Is So ‘Beautiful’ Fans Actually Report Crying While Watching

You’re in for a musical treat.<p>Pentatonix, an a cappella music group consisting of five members, published a cover of “That’s Christmas to Me” on Nov. 18 to rave reviews on the Internet.<p>“Absolutely Beautiful, what a great way to start off this Winter Season!” wrote one individual on …

The Washington Times Noticed Something Quite Curious About the Obamacare Facebook Page

Approximately 60 percent of the comments on the Affordable Care Act’s Facebook page are from fewer than 100 unique profiles, according to a Washington Times analysis.<p>According to the Washington Times, which conducted the analysis with an outside data analytics firm, about 60 percent of the 226,838 …

Hillary Clinton: ‘Don’t Let Anybody Tell You That It’s Corporations and Businesses That Create Jobs’

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton turned part of a campaign rally speech for a fellow Democrat into a critique of the ability of businesses and corporations to create jobs, the Independent Journal Review reported.<p>Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses supporters of …

Video of Little Girls Dropping ‘F-Bombs for Feminism’ Causes a Stir

A video of young girls wearing princess dresses and swearing up a storm apparently in the name of feminism has gone viral.<p>Image: FCKH8.com<p>The clip, “Potty-Mouthed Princesses Drop F-Bombs For Feminism” was posted on Tuesday by an Ohio-based company called FCKH8.<p>Why did they make the video? The …

Syrian Woman Accused of Adultery Pleads for Forgiveness From Her Father. He Finally Caves, Then Helps Militants Stone Her to Death.

An extremely disturbing video out of Syria appears to show a woman accused of adultery pleading for her father’s forgiveness, before Islamic State fighters stone her to death, a punishment in which the father actively participated.<p>According to a translation by the Middle East Media Research …

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Ebola

PayPal Launches Ad Subtly Attacking Apple for Recent iCloud Photo Leak

Following the unveiling of Apple Pay last week, PayPal has gone on the offensive, taking out a full page ad in <i>The New York Times</i> that slams Apple for its recent iCloud photo leak while promoting PayPal's own security.<p>"We the people want our money safer than our selfies," reads the ad first shared …

Christians Are Sure to Love the Clever Way a 15-Year-Old Girl Sabotaged a Bookstore’s ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Display

A 15-year-old girl somehow found a way to use the highly erotic “Fifty Shades of Grey” book to promote the Bible.<p>Last week, the girl, Camille, was reportedly at a Books-a-Million store in Spring Hill, Tennessee, when she noticed a display recommending similar books to read after “Fifty Shades of …

More Than 134,000 Petition Obama Admin. to Demand Release of Sgt. Tahmooressi — Here’s the Response They Received Instead

More than 134,000 people signed a petition asking the Obama administration to demand the release of U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi from a Mexican prison. Tahmooressi, who is reportedly suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, has been imprisoned for nearly five months after being …

After Hearing What a Tea Party Group Recently Did in Ferguson, You Likely Won’t Be Surprised That You Haven’t Heard About It

The story won’t spark controversy or make many front pages, but there is some good happening in Ferguson, Missouri, in the aftermath of the unrest following the police-involved shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.<p>Many local businesses in Ferguson were vandalized, looted, and even set on …

Sean Hannity Explodes on Imam: ‘Every Radical Islamist Like You Will Be Wiped Off the Face of the Earth’

Fox News host Sean Hannity got into an explosive debate with Imam Anjem Choudary on Wednesday as the two clashed over the dangers of radical Islam around the world.<p>Hannity appeared to grow increasingly frustrated as Choudary repeatedly failed to answer simple questions about his Islamic …

If Abortion Was Legalized to Stop Dangerous Illegal Abortions, Why are These Activists Pushing Them?

During the last week of May abortion proponent Dawn Porter and members of the National Network of Abortion Funds traversed southern Texas and upper …

The anti-Facebook: one in four American neighborhoods are now using this private social network

Neighborhood gossip and community policing thrive on Nextdoor<p>It was early in the morning when the flooding hit The Knolls, a neighborhood of about 500 homes in Columbus, Ohio. The sewer overflowed, dumping a foot and half of water into Chuck Totten’s basement, where his wife Deb kept around $25,000 …

How Far Does $100 Go in Your State? New Map Has the Answer

A non-profit organization published a map Monday revealing the “real value” of $100 in each state.<p>The Tax Foundation said they used data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis to create the graphic which aims to “reflect how prices are different in each state.”<p>“Because average prices for similar …