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Tiny Sensors Reveal Big Secret About Baby Owls

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 08.04.2013 | Science

Cute kittens may be an internet staple, but a new study published in the journal Frontiers in Zoology is shifting the spotlight (if only briefly) to o...

Photons Last LOONG Time, New Study Suggests

LiveScience | Charles Choi | Posted 07.30.2013 | Science

The particles that make up light, photons, may live for at least 1 quintillion (1 billion multiplied by 1 billion) years, new research suggests. If ...

Obese Black Holes May Help Solve Major Astronomy Riddle

SPACE.com | Elizabeth Howell | Posted 06.17.2013 | Science

Gluttonous black holes in the center of some galaxies could be precursors to the brightest objects in the known universe. A recently proposed type ...

Massive Black Hole Set To Gobble Up Celestial Snack

Posted 03.08.2013 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz Published: 03/08/2013 05:22 AM EST on SPACE.com The giant black hole at the center of the Milky Way is preparing to gobble up ...

Caveman DNA Breakthrough Raises Thorny Ethics Question

Posted 02.08.2012 | Science

Clone a caveman? That's still in the realm of science fiction. But for the first time ever, researchers at Germany's Max Planck Institute have compile...

Chinese Brothel Ad Accidently Ends Up On Cover Of Academic Journal

The Independent/UPenn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

From The Independent: A respected research institute wanted Chinese classical texts to adorn its journal, something beautiful and elegant, to illust...