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Gravitational Wave Kicks Monster Black Hole Out of Galactic Core

An international team of astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered a supermassive black hole that has been propelled out of the center of the distant galaxy 3C 186. The black hole was most likely ejected by the power of gravitational waves.

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The Future of Astronomy: ALMA and the Next Generation VLA – A Newswise Live Expert Panel Discussion

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Two of the most iconic telescopes on Earth – the Very Large Array, or VLA as its known, and ALMA, the trailblazing Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array – are helping us understand our cosmic origins, but their stories are just beginning. New technology and future expansions will greatly enhance their abilities, revealing never-before-seen details of the cosmos. Two astronomers explain the latest discoveries and future upgrades for these powerful instruments.

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People Afraid of Robots Are Much More Likely to Fear Losing Their Jobs and Suffer Anxiety-Related Mental Health Issues, Baylor Study Finds

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“Technophobes” — people who fear robots, artificial intelligence and new technology that they don’t understand — are much more likely to be afraid of losing their jobs due to technology and to suffer anxiety-related mental health issues, a Baylor University researcher says.

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Less Radiation in Inner Van Allen Belt Than Previously Believed

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The inner Van Allen belt has less radiation than previously believed, according to a recent study in the Journal of Geophysical Research. Observations from NASA’s Van Allen probes show the fastest, most energetic electrons in the inner radiation belt are actually much rarer and harder to find than scientists expected. This is good news for spacecraft that are orbiting in the region and can be damaged by high levels of radiation.

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Human Skull Evolved Along with Two-Legged Walking, Study Confirms

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The evolution of bipedalism in fossil humans can be detected using a key feature of the skull — a claim that was previously contested but now has been further validated by researchers at Stony Brook University and The University of Texas at Austin.

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Untreated Sleep Apnea in Children Can Harm Brain Cells Tied to Cognition and Mood

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A study comparing children 7 to 11 years old with moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea to children the same age who slept normally found significant reductions of gray matter – brain cells crucial to most cognitive tasks – in several regions of the brains of children with sleep apnea. The finding points to connections between this common sleep disturbance and the loss of neurons or delayed neuronal growth in the developing brain.

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Better Sleep Feels Like Winning the Lottery

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Improving your sleep quality is as beneficial to health and happiness as winning the lottery, according to research by the University of Warwick.

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China's Severe Winter Haze Tied to Effects of Global Climate Change

China's severe winter air pollution problems may be worsened by changes in atmospheric circulation prompted by Arctic sea ice loss and increased Eurasian snowfall – both caused by global climate change.







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