Science & Astronomy

Supermassive Diet: Black Holes Bulk-Up on Dark Matter
Spiral Galaxies About to Collide
February 27th, 2015
It has long been assumed that the size of a supermassive black hole in a galaxy's core is intimately related to the number of stars that galaxy contains -- but it might not be that simple.
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Curiosity Rover Drills into Mars Mountain Again (Photo)
NASA's Mars rover Curiosity drilled this sample-collecting hole into a rock called Telegraph Peak on Feb. 24, 2015.
February 27th, 2015
Curiosity drilled into a rock called Telegraph Peak on Tuesday (Feb. 24), collecting sample powder for analysis by its onboard instruments. The rover has now drilled into three different rocks at the base of the towering Mount Sharp.
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Aided by Art, Theory of Life's Extra-Solar Origin Gets Boost
Bifurcating Patterns by Edward Belbruno, space art
February 26th, 2015
Did life come to Earth from the shattered rocks of a distant star?
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Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning
Big Bang Theory: Universe Timeline
February 27th, 2015
A new way to reconcile quantum mechanics and general relativity could imply that the age of the universe is infinite, and that there was no true Big Bang that started it all.
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Rare 'Missing Link' Black Hole Apparently Found
The newly discovered object NGC 2276-3c (shown in inset) appears to be an intermediate-mass black hole, astronomers say.
February 27th, 2015
A newfound cosmic object may be a long-sought missing link that could help flesh out the black hole family tree. NGC-2276-3c, which lies about 100 million light-years from Earth, appears to be an intermediate-mass black hole.
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Forging Metamaterials: Labs Craft Invisibility Cloaks, Perfect Lenses and Nanostructures (Kavli Roundtable)
Invisibility cloak by David Smith at Duke
February 25th, 2015
What does it take to craft an invisibility cloak?
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Best 3D View of Deep Universe Reveals Astonishing Details (Video)
MUSE Surpasses Hubble
February 26th, 2015
Astronomers have just released a brand-new, best-ever 3D view of the deep universe, and it's a doozy.
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