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Black holes eat stars more often than we thought

The supermassive black holes that lie in the center of most galaxies may have far more voracious appetites than experts previously believed, according to a new study that has uncovered evidence that these behemoths shred stars 100 times more often than earlier research had suggested. Such incidents of stellar cannibalism, also known as tidal disruption […]

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NASA mulls putting astronauts on deep space test flight

Miami (AFP) Feb 25, 2017

The US space agency said Friday it is considering putting astronauts on an upcoming test flight of the deep space capsule Orion as it aims to orbit the Moon.

Orion is being built with an eye to one day ferrying astronauts…

New technique could reveal the sneakiest black holes in the galaxy

While studying the molecular gas around a distant supernova remnant, researchers at Japan’s Keio University have discovered a new way to detected “quiet” black holes – those that don’t generate an accretion disk or which are not strong enough to emit visible radiation. According to Gizmodo and UPI reports, Keio graduate student Masaya Yamada and […]

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Asteroid 2017 AG13 passed between the Earth and Moon and we hardly noticed

Just two days after it was first spotted by University of Arizona-based Catalina Sky Survey, a relatively small asteroid flew past the Earth at just half the distance separating the planet and its moon shortly before 8am EST on Monday morning, according to CNET and Space.com. Known as 2017 AG13, the asteroid was only first […]

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Teaching Our Teeth to Heal Themselves

Instead of filling our cavity-ridden teeth with putties and cements, a new method that kicks stem cells into action could help teeth repair themselves.

Researchers from King’s College London implanted collagen sponges soaked with three inhibitor,s in…

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