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This ultra-massive black hole just broke a record

This ultra-massive black hole just broke a record

Much like stars and planets, black holes also fall into different categories. Astronomers have now spotted a record-breaking heavyweight black hole at the center of a galaxy known as Holm 15A. The black hole weighs 40 billion times the mass of our sun. Holm 15A is a central elliptical galaxy within the Abell 85 cluster,…MORE

Dog starts house fire by switching on microwave

Dog starts house fire by switching on microwave

Every now and again incredible stories emerge of heroic dogs saving their owners from house fires. This isn’t one of those stories. A husky has become the unlikely cause of a house fire after turning on a microwave with food inside it, according to fire services in England. The fire began on Monday afternoon at…MORE

The most powerful destabilizing force facing NATO today

The most powerful destabilizing force facing NATO today

NATO is having an unhappy birthday. Champagne corks ought to be popping as leaders of the world’s most powerful military alliance meet outside London this week. Founded in 1949 by countries mustering for a fight against Soviet communism, NATO won that victory 30 years ago, when the fall of the Berlin Wall heralded the collapse…MORE

Scientists used speakers to make dead coral reefs sound healthy. The fish came back

Scientists used speakers to make dead coral reefs sound healthy. The fish came back

A team of scientists from the UK and Australia teamed up to use underwater loudspeakers to try and entice fish back to dead coral reefs and potentially help them recover. By replicating the sounds of healthy reefs, according to a study recently published in Nature Communications, the scientists used a process called “acoustic enrichment.” They…MORE

Sperm whale found dead with 220 pounds of trash in its stomach

Sperm whale found dead with 220 pounds of trash in its stomach

A young sperm whale that died after becoming stranded on a Scottish island last week had a ball of debris weighing roughly 100 kilograms (220 pounds) in its stomach, according to an organization that carried out a postmortem on the animal. The juvenile male whale died Thursday on Seilebost beach on the Isle of Harris…MORE

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