An artists impression of a black hole consuming a star being torn apart by the black hole’s gravity. The black hole begins to launch a powerful jet detected with radio telescopes. Image: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/Swift.

Astronomers Have Found a Hungry Black Hole Swallowing a Star

A supermassive black hole has been recorded swallowing a star at the centre of a nearby galaxy. The black hole was found to have faint … more

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Five Species That Show Why ‘Bird Brain’ is a Stupid Phrase

Call someone a “bird brain” and they are sure to be offended. After all, it’s just another way of calling someone “stupid.” But it’s probably … more

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Thomas Suarez: App Developer

A 2011 Ted Talk with Thomas Suarez, the then-12-year-old who loved playing video games and taught himself how to create them. After developing iPhone apps … more

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Your Scientific Guide to the Ultimate Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and we know what you’re thinking: How can I science this thing? So here it is: The ultimate guide … more

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3-D Printers Put Limb Prosthetics for Kids in Reach

A professor from Upstate New York is using technology to transform the world, especially for young people in need of limbs. He shares his experience in … more

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