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This is the first known galaxy to have three supermassive black holes

This is the first known galaxy to have three supermassive black holes

Supermassive black holes act as the engines powering the centers of galaxies, including our own Milky Way galaxy. But in a first, scientists have observed that one galaxy contains three supermassive black holes at its core and they’re surprisingly close together. The galaxy, NGC 6240, has an unusual shape, which previously led scientists to believe…MORE

This underwater rover could explore ocean worlds in our solar system

This underwater rover could explore ocean worlds in our solar system

Astronomers have uncovered increasing evidence that some bodies in our solar system, like Jupiter’s moon Europa and Saturn’s moon Enceladus, are actually ocean worlds. And those oceans could potentially host life — even if they formed in a way that is completely different from what we know about similar bodies of water on Earth. To…MORE

NASA has found sugar in meteorites that crashed to Earth

NASA has found sugar in meteorites that crashed to Earth

Meteorites that crashed into Earth billions of years contain sugars, researchers say, lending support to the idea that asteroids may hold some of the ingredients to life. An international team of scientists found “bio-essential” sugars in meteorites, which also contain other biologically important compounds, according to a press release from NASA on Tuesday. Asteroids —…MORE

Sondland’s spectacular example of throwing your colleagues under the bus

Sondland’s spectacular example of throwing your colleagues under the bus

This story was originally published in the November 21 edition of CNN’s Meanwhile in America, the daily email about US politics for global readers. Sign up here to receive it every weekday morning. That almighty crash you heard coming from the direction of the United States was the implosion of President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense.…MORE

Attack on Syrian camp for displaced people kills sixteen

Attack on Syrian camp for displaced people kills sixteen

At least 16 civilians were killed when rockets struck an internally displaced persons camp, in the village of Qah in Syria’s Idlib province on Wednesday, according to the volunteer rescue group known as the White Helmets. The camp was targeted by a missile loaded with cluster munitions, the White Helmets said. The attack also “led…MORE

Snakes had back legs for 70 million years before losing them, new fossil shows

Snakes had back legs for 70 million years before losing them, new fossil shows

Snake evolution has intrigued scientists for years because they knew that these complex vertebrates once had limbs and adapted over time to live without them in dramatic fashion. But a limited fossil record didn’t reflect how that transition happened since snakes first appeared during the upper Middle Jurassic Period between 163 to 174 million years…MORE

Vanishing ice puts Mongolia’s reindeer herders at risk

Vanishing ice puts Mongolia’s reindeer herders at risk

Vanishing ice patches are jeopardizing the livelihoods of reindeer herders in Mongolia, new research has found, revealing the toll the climate crisis is taking on people and animals in the region. Herders in the north of the country rely on what they call “eternal ice,” which remains intact even during the summer, for drinking water…MORE

Universe’s strongest explosions captured by ground telescopes for first time

Universe’s strongest explosions captured by ground telescopes for first time

Some of the strongest explosions that occur in the universe are gamma-ray bursts. They’re quick, incredibly powerful and happen about once a day as the light from some distant cataclysm reaches us, the result of massive stars collapsing or neutron stars merging in galaxies far, far away. Two specialized telescopes. HESS and MAGIC, in Namibia…MORE

More than 140 ancient geoglyphs were found carved in the sands of Peru

More than 140 ancient geoglyphs were found carved in the sands of Peru

Scientists discovered more than 140 ancient designs that were carved in the earth by an ancient people, and they’re hoping they might hold clues to the ways they lived, thousands of years in the past. Researchers from Yamagata University, in Yamagata, Japan, discovered the ancient pictures, which are known as geoglyphs, or Nasca Lines. They…MORE

ENTERTAINMENT

‘Dark Waters’ casts Mark Ruffalo as the crusading lawyer who toppled DuPont

‘Dark Waters’ casts Mark Ruffalo as the crusading lawyer who toppled DuPont

Heroes don’t always wear a cape, which is the basic spine of “Dark Waters,” a slow-flowing, moderately satisfying movie about a real-life corporate scandal that defiling the environment, and the low-key attorney who doggedly led the fight against it. Said scandal involves DuPont, the chemical company, which put the lie to its “Better living through…

Scooter Braun breaks six-month silence on Taylor Swift dispute

Scooter Braun breaks six-month silence on Taylor Swift dispute

Music manager Scooter Braun has finally broken his silence on Taylor Swift’s public statements of displeasure with him, his company and her former record label. On Thursday, Braun, in his first public remarks about the situation since it began six months ago, called for “communication” with Swift, who has been wrapped up in an increasingly…

Sam Hunt arrested for DUI in Nashville

Sam Hunt arrested for DUI in Nashville

Country singer Sam Hunt was arrested early Thursday for allegedly driving under the influence, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by CNN. Hunt, who’s known for such country hits as “Body Like a Back Road” and “Drinkin’ Too Much,” was stopped by police in East Nashville, Tennessee, after he was observed driving the wrong way…