Black holes may be exotic, but they are hardly rare. Every galaxy has one, including ours. But it's tough to look at and study black holes since their gravitational pull is so powerful light can't escape from them. But thanks to a new telescope that captures high-energy x-rays, NASA scientists are peering at their edges, confirming Einstein's theories, and may have gotten the first glimpse of a new kind of black hole.
Young people will need to understand climate change to make informed decisions in the future. But in many school districts in the US, students receive little or no scientific information about it. Teachers who do try to bring climate science into the classroom can find themselves in trouble.
In the auto business, the battle between gasoline-powered and electric vehicles is not new. Studebaker Motors manufactured many variations of electric cars over a hundred years ago. Electrics could have been a contender, but gasoline won out. So what happened?
It's her ocean — we're just swimming in it. A Great White Shark named Lydia had a tracking device attached to her dorsal fin last year. Since then, she's logged over 27,000 miles and now she even has her own Twitter account.
Talk about a long, strange trip. A NASA spacecraft called New Horizons has traveled 3 billion miles through space over the last nine years and now is approaching Pluto. Aboard: Ashes of the astronomer who discovered the distant orb in 1930.
You may have watched thousands of purebreeds compete at the Westminster dog show earlier this month, but don't be fooled by that name. A huge database of dog behavior data shows that even the purest breed has lots of variation among its canine cousins.