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Scientists Detect Star Being Consumed by Black Hole

October 25, 2020

A flash of light in the night sky was a star falling prey to a black hole, Axios reported. Half the star was consumed by the black hole and the other half was ejected away from it, one astronomer said. The Great Courses’ “Mind-Blowing Science” course has more. […]

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Cats Understand When You Slowly Blink at Them, Study Shows

October 18, 2020

So-called “slow blinking” at cats makes them more receptive to humans, Science Alert reported. When cats keep their eyes narrow and slowly blink, it means they are content, and is similar to smiling. The cat family Felidae exhibits many shared behaviors. […]

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New Time Travel Theory Suggests Paradoxes Are Avoidable

October 16, 2020

A new research paper about time travel suggests self-correcting time paradoxes. Scientists from the University of Queensland recently published the paper through the nonprofit organization Institute of Physics Publishing. Time is affected by the density of gravity. […]

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Chemists Who Revolutionized Gene Editing Awarded Nobel Prize

October 13, 2020

Two chemists received the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their gene editing work, NPR reported Wednesday. Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna took the prize for their groundbreaking work with CRISPR, a precise gene editing technology. CRISPR is key to modern human genome work. […]

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Female Brazilian Surfer Rides Record-Breaking Wave in Portugal

September 30, 2020

A professional surfer named Maya Gabeira surfed the year’s biggest wave, “The New York Times” reported. Nearly 75 feet high, it was the highest wave ever surfed by a woman and the highest wave surfed over the 2019-2020 season in general. Ocean waves are measured by distance, time, and speed. […]

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