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Scientists Find Black Holes Could Reach ‘Stupendously Large’ Sizes

A recent study suggests the possible existence of "stupendously large black holes" or SLABS, even larger than the supermassive black holes already observed in...

Methane Emissions From Abandoned Oil and Gas Wells Underestimated

A recent McGill study published in Environmental Science and Technology finds that annual methane emissions from abandoned oil and gas (AOG) wells in Canada and...

Astronomers Estimate Titan’s Largest Sea is 1,000 Feet Deep

Far below the gaseous atmospheric shroud on Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, lies Kraken Mare, a sea of liquid methane. Cornell astronomers have estimated Titan's...

New Horizons Spacecraft Answers Question: How Dark Is Space?

How dark is space? If you get away from city lights and look up, the sky between the stars appears very dark indeed. Above...

Mistaken Identity: A Presumed Supernova Is Actually Something Much Rarer

In a case of cosmic mistaken identity, an international team of astronomers revealed that what they once thought was a supernova is actually periodic...

Researchers at Brazil’s Space Institute Discover Why Lightning Branches and Flickers

Researchers at Brazil’s National Space Research Institute (INPE), in partnership with colleagues in the United States, United Kingdom, and South Africa, have recorded for...

Discovery of Quantum Behavior in Insulators Suggests Possible New Quantum Particle

In a surprising discovery, Princeton physicists have observed an unexpected quantum behavior in an insulator made from a material called tungsten ditelluride. This phenomenon,...

Studying Chaos With One of the World’s Fastest Cameras

There are things in life that can be predicted reasonably well. The tides rise and fall. The Moon waxes and wanes. A billiard ball...

Research Reveals How Teeth Functioned and Evolved in Giant Mega-Sharks

A pioneering study by University of Bristol researchers finds that teeth functioned and evolved in the giant prehistoric shark Megalodon and its relatives was...

Could We Harness Energy from Black Holes?

A new Columbia study indicates energy can be extracted from black holes through reconnection of magnetic field lines. A remarkable prediction of Einstein's theory...

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