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Black Holes

WATCH: Ellen Explains Black Holes, Hilarity Ensues

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.08.2014 | Science

Who knew physics could be funny? Well, it can be if comedian Ellen Degeneres is your professor. On a recent episode of her NBC talk show, the belov...

New Data Suggest Theory About Black Holes Was All Wrong

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 03.30.2014 | Science

The gigantic black holes that lurk at the hearts of galaxies were apparently born big. The central black holes in dwarf galaxies — the "seeds" th...

The Hunt Is On For 'Rogue' Black Holes

Space.com | 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...

Has Black Hole Paradox Finally Been Resolved?

Space.com | Katia Moskvitch | Posted 03.14.2014 | Science

Every black hole conceals a secret — the quantum remains of the star from which it formed, say a group of scientists, who also predict that these ...

Hidden Truths: Going Beyond Common-Sense Reality (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 03.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Reality itself, as explored by cutting-edge theories in physics, cosmology, and neuroscience, is giving us hints that we should look at the world through fresh eyes.

EXPLAINED: How Black Holes Get Really, Really Big

| Yudhijit Bhattacharjee | Posted 03.10.2014 | Science

Astronomers know that most supermassive black holes start out small and grow over time. But how does this growth occur? Researchers who have measured ...

Astronomers Reveal Monster Black Hole's Dizzying Speed

Space.com | 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...

Elusive Black Hole Winds Much Stronger Than Once Thought

Space.com | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 03.02.2014 | Science

Black holes can blast their surroundings with much stronger winds than previously thought, scientists say. The discovery will help better model the ev...

WATCH: What Happens When A Star Falls Into A Black Hole

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.20.2014 | Science

When a black hole swallows a star, things get violent. Very violent. At least, that's what scientists found in a new study when they used computer...

Black Hole Study Puts Ancient Universe In Surprising New Light

Space.com | 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 ...

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

Space.com | 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

Space.com | 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....

Effort To Solve Dark Matter Mystery Comes Up Empty-Handed

Space.com | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

A planet-hunting NASA spacecraft has detected no sign of moon-size black holes yet in the Milky Way galaxy, limiting the chances that such objects c...

Wormholes May Be Linked Via 'Spooky Action' Phenomenon, Physicists Say

LiveScience | Charles Q. Choi | Posted 12.04.2013 | Science

Wormholes — shortcuts that in theory can connect distant points in the universe — might be linked with the spooky phenomenon of quantum entangle...

Black Hole Discovery Baffles Scientists

www.weather.com | Posted 02.01.2014 | Science

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

Crazy-Fast 'Jets' Yield Answer To Big Question About Black Holes

Space.com | Mike Wall | Posted 11.20.2013 | Science

Astronomers have taken an unprecedented look at the superenergetic jets blasted out by black holes, and thus have answered a key question about the c...

Current Theory Can't Explain THIS

Space.com | Elizabeth Howell | Posted 11.13.2013 | Science

The most luminous objects in the universe keep getting more mysterious. Astronomers have discovered a new type of quasar — an incredibly bright ga...

A Stream of Consciousness on the Yoga Mat

Lilly Barels | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Lilly Barels

This energy doesn't require dimensions. It transcends the demand for possession. The yoga mat is a portal. And on it you don't need to know all of the answers. You don't even need to know what you might find inside.

WATCH: Our Black Hole's Hidden Burps

| Shannon Palus | Posted 10.28.2013 | Science

These days, the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy appears to be pretty docile. This wasn't always the case. New data from NASA's Cha...

9 Mind-Blowing Facts About Black Holes

www.weather.com | Posted 12.15.2013 | Science

Black holes are among the most mysterious objects in the universe, making them the subject of much research, discussion and science fiction....

Black Holes Have Hair?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 10.01.2013 | Science

Physicists have been puzzling over black holes for decades now, and while standard theories hold that the mysterious objects are "bald," new research ...

WATCH: Are There Black Holes In The Ocean?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 09.24.2013 | Science

Astronomers may peer deep into the cosmos to study mysterious black holes, but would you believe there are "black holes" right here on Earth? Well,...

Did A Black Hole Spawn Our Universe?

natureheader | Zeeya Merali | Posted 09.14.2013 | Science

It could be time to bid the Big Bang bye-bye. Cosmologists have speculated that the Universe formed from the debris ejected when a four-dimensional st...

Space Telescope Spies Huge Trove Of Monster Black Holes

Space.com | Elizabeth Howell | Posted 09.11.2013 | Science

A powerful NASA space telescope has found not one, but 10 monster black holes lurking in the hearts of distant galaxies — the first major finds fo...