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Space station detector reports more hints of dark matter—or not

New data from Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer do nothing to quell controversy

Fri 19 Sep 14 from Science Now

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Enormous black hole resides at core of tiny galaxy

A small galaxy stores 15 percent of its mass in a black hole, suggesting compact galaxies might be shreds of once larger galaxies.

Fri 19 Sep 14 from ScienceNews

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Ex-NBA star arrested for allegedly stealing from Apple store

Rex Chapman, formerly a player and executive in the NBA, is accused of stealing $14,000 worth of merchandise from the Apple store in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Sat 20 Sep 14 from CNET

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Monster galaxies gain weight by eating smaller neighbors

Massive galaxies in the Universe have stopped making their own stars and are instead snacking on nearby galaxies, according to research by Australian scientists.

Fri 19 Sep 14 from

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Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014

From the impossibly-distant chaos of star-forming hydrogen clouds to a hybrid solar eclipse hanging just above the Kenyan savannah, the winners of the Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition ...

Thu 18 Sep 14 from The Independent

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"Twisted" Radio Beams Data at 32 Gigabits per Second

Twisting radio waves can let multiple channels of data hitch a ride on a single frequency

Fri 19 Sep 14 from IEEE Spectrum

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Rainbow galaxies reveal why cosmos is full of spirals

Psychedelic pictures of 30 galactic collisions show for the first time that merging galaxies often spawn disc-shaped offspring like our Milky Way

Wed 17 Sep 14 from Newscientist

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Cosmic Lens Reveals Galaxy Crash Like Never Before (Images, Video)

The Chile-based Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) and other telescopes employed a sort of cosmic magnifying glass to look at details of a galaxy called H1429-0028, revealing ...

Fri 19 Sep 14 from

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Meet the Man Who Designed Ghostbusters' Most Iconic Props in Two Weeks

If you're spending millions of dollars to make a movie, it seems like it would only make sense to make sure everything is ready for day one of filming, right?. Apparently Hollywood doesn't ...

Fri 19 Sep 14 from Gizmodo

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Chandra X-ray Observatory finds planet that makes star act deceptively old

( —A planet may be causing the star it orbits to act much older than it actually is, according to new data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. This discovery shows how a massive ...

Tue 16 Sep 14 from

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