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Black Hole Eats A Star The Size Of Our Sun... And Burps

The Huffington Post | Eliza Sankar-Gorton | Posted 12.01.2015 | Science

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How to find real gratitude

Cate Montana | Posted 11.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Cate Montana

What to do? I asked myself this as I trudged along the rocky shore of Puget Sound a couple days ago, taking my daily break from work. Well, almo...

Neil deGrasse Tyson Describes The 'Morbidly Funny' Death You'd Experience In A Black Hole

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.29.2015 | Science

As an astrophysicist, cosmologist and celebrated science icon, Neil deGrasse Tyson knows a thing or two about the universe. He also happens ...

Journey Inside This Black Hole For A Trippy Meditation Session

Fast Company | Mark Wilson | Posted 07.10.2015 | World

What lies beyond a black hole? Another time? Another universe? With VOID, an online, interactive art project by Hi-ReS! London, just press your space ...

Black Hole Wakes Up, Eats A Star For Breakfast

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 06.26.2015 | Science

A black hole has woken up... and it's hungry. The European Space Agency says V404 Cygni, a binary system of a black hole and a star, has gone from...

Behold The Most Realistic Black Hole Simulation Yet

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 04.22.2015 | Science

What happens when two black holes collide? Spectacular new simulations show the swirling action like never before, and they're definitely worth a watc...

Colossal Black Hole Has Astronomers Baffled

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.28.2015 | Science

Astronomers have discovered a truly colossal black hole. It's 12 billion times as massive as our sun and about 3,000 times the size of the black hole ...

Black Hole's Winds Carry The Energy Of More Than A Trillion Suns

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.20.2015 | Science

If you think winter winds are fierce, get this: NASA says new measurements made by a pair of space telescopes show that the winds produced by a black ...

This Week in Science: Cheating Bankers, November's Freeze, and the Microbiology of Kissing

World Science Festival | Posted 01.21.2015 | Science
World Science Festival

Children adopted from China may not remember the language of their birth country, but their brains still respond unconsciously to Chinese more than a decade later.

Huge 'Hole' Discovered In Tiny Galaxy Brimming With Stars

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 09.19.2014 | Science

Talk about big things coming in little packages! Astronomers using data from the Hubble Space Telescope say they've discovered a ginormous black hole ...

Mysterious Light Seen Near Huge Black Hole | Mike Wall | Posted 08.17.2014 | Science

A NASA spacecraft has spotted strange light shifts near the heart of a supermassive black hole that could help scientists better understand the inner...

48 Hours After a Job Rejection

Melissa Llarena | Posted 10.06.2014 | Business
Melissa Llarena

he 48 hours after a job rejection are critical. They sting even when you really did not want the job. You spent a great deal of time convincing yourself that you were the best candidate but apparently the interviewer disagreed.f

Black Hole 'Fireworks' Were A Flop -- And Here's Why

natureheader | Ron Cowen | Posted 07.22.2014 | Science

Nothing. Nada. Zilch. That’s what astronomers saw this spring when they trained their telescopes on the giant black hole at the Milky Way’s center...

Scientists Finally May Have Solved Long-Standing Black Hole Mystery

natureheader | Ron Cowen | Posted 07.18.2014 | Science

Black holes might end their lives by transforming into their exact opposite — 'white holes' that explosively pour all the material they ever swallow...

WATCH: Adorable 8-Year-Old Hits Neil deGrasse Tyson With Tricky Black Holes Question

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 06.10.2014 | Science

Is it possible to survive falling into a black hole? Eight-year-old Dane Rogan Showalter, a science enthusiast, posed this question to "Cosmos" hos...

Toward a Quantum Theory of Gravity? (Part 2)

Mario Livio | Posted 07.02.2014 | Science
Mario Livio

One of the key goals of a quantum theory of gravity is to describe black holes as complex but self-consistent quantum systems. The problem is that as physicists have attempted to do just that, they have encountered the so-called "information paradox."

The Hunt Is On For 'Rogue' Black Holes | Katia Moskvitch | Posted 03.17.2014 | Science

Hundreds of wandering "rogue" black holes may dwell in the Milky Way — and now researchers say they know how to detect them. Discovering these str...

Astronomers Reveal Monster Black Hole's Dizzying Speed | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 03.06.2014 | Science

For the first time, astronomers have directly measured how fast a black hole spins, clocking its rotation at nearly half the speed of light. The dis...

Black Hole Study Puts Ancient Universe In Surprising New Light | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 02.06.2014 | Science

Black holes acting as companions to early stars may have taken more time to raise the temperature of the ancient universe than previously thought, a ...

Physicists Weigh In On Stephen Hawking's New Black Hole Paper | Miriam Kramer | Posted 01.29.2014 | Science

Famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking has shaken up the popular science world with his newest study about the basic nature of black holes, but is his ...

Huge Black Hole Is Set To Do WHAT!? | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 01.26.2014 | Science

A giant gas cloud is set to spiral into the supermassive black hole at the Milky Way's core in the next few months, and scientists should get a great...

Hawking Offers Radical New Take On Black Holes

natureheader | Zeeya Merali | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

Most physicists foolhardy enough to write a paper claiming that “there are no black holes” — at least not in the sense we usually imagine — wo...

'Silent' Black Hole Has Astronomers Rethinking Their Theories | Mike Wall | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

Astronomers have found a quiescent black hole orbiting a massive, fast-rotating star, suggesting that these strange binary systems may be common thro...

Scientists Plan To Catch Black Hole On Camera | Mike Wall | Posted 12.18.2013 | Science

A team of European astrophysicists plans to capture the world's first image of a black hole, and a newly awarded grant may help that dream come true....

Black Hole Discovery Baffles Scientists | Posted 02.01.2014 | Science

A black hole located in the Pinwheel galaxy is radiating brightness more intense than astronomers thought possible....