Black Hole

Scientists find better way to detect stellar-mass black hole collision in the Universe

Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) have found a way to better detect all collisions of stellar-mass black holes in the Universe. Stellar-mass black...

Scientists may just have discovered a new class of black holes

The discovery shows there may be an entire class of black holes astronomers did not know existed. Black holes are an important part of how...

This black hole crackles and flares violently

An international team of astronomers, led by the University of Southampton, have used state-of-the-art cameras to create a high frame-rate movie of a growing...

NASA visualization shows a black hole’s warped world

This new visualization of a black hole illustrates how its gravity distorts our view, warping its surroundings as if seen in a carnival mirror. The...

Scientists detect a black hole ringing like a bell for the first time

'Ringing' black hole validates Einstein's general relativity 10 years ahead of schedule. For the first time, astrophysicists have heard a black hole ringing like a...

Scientists hear first overtones in the ringing of a black hole

By listening for specific tones in the gravitational waves of black hole mergers, researchers are putting Albert Einstein's theories to new tests. When two black...

Black hole at the center of our galaxy is getting hungrier

The enormous black hole at the center of our galaxy is having an unusually large meal of interstellar gas and dust, and researchers don't...

Scientists find space dragons eating interstellar fuel to feed their black holes

Like a starved dragon, the supermassive black hole in the center of quasar gobbles materials with endless appetite. These materials glares shiningly when gathering...

Scientists detect a black hole swallowing a neutron star

Scientists, including from Australian National University (ANU), say they have detected a black hole swallowing a neutron star for the first time. Neutron stars and...

Milky Way’s black hole just flared, growing 75 times as bright for a few...

Even though the black hole at the center of the Milky Way is a monster, it’s still rather quiet. Called Sagittarius A*, it’s about...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...