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These two celestial bodies share a heartbeat, puzzling scientists
A black hole and a gas cloud pulse together in sync—but why?
Brazil May Zap Mosquitoes With Gamma Rays To Combat Zika
Radiation will create a generation of sterile mosquitoes
Big Pic: Lightning As Seen From The International Space Station
Nature's work vies with humans' city lights.
Scientists Discover Evidence Of Dark Lightning
Thunderstorms may emit invisible dark lightning alongside ordinary lightning.
Building a Massive Neutrino Hunter Beneath the Mediterranean
The second-biggest structure in human history will seek to answer deep cosmic mysteries
Building a Rodent-Sized, Wearable Brain-Imaging Device
I’m an instrument builder, mostly, and I work on positron-emission-tomography devices: PET. Doctors use them to look for cancer, but … Continued
Galaxy Closeup Reveals Best-Ever Snapshot of Black Hole Jets
A black hole with a mass of 55 million suns
Nearby T Pyxidis Supernova Could Destroy Life on Earth
Doomsdayers and 2012 blog-keepers, take note. Astronomers at this week’s American Astronomical Society meeting revealed that a massive white dwarf … Continued
Fermi Telescope Detects Antimatter in Lightning Storms
Whilst carrying out its normal workaday duties of scanning corners of the universe billions of light years from Earth, the … Continued
Fermi Space Telescope Captures Glimpse of Space-Time
NASA's Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope has observed more than one thousand separate sources of gamma rays