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Gravitational Waves Just Showed Us Something Even Cooler Than Black Holes

For the first time ever, humans have observed light and gravitational waves from the same event, a neutron star collision 130 million light years away. Thanks to advance warning from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), roughly 70 observatories from every continent on Earth, including Antarctica, managed to tune in…

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Now We Know Why Stinky Durian Fruit Smells Like Sewage Mixed with Gasoline

It’s one funky fruit. Durian fruit is well known for it’s very strong smell. One might say it smells like sewage mixed with gasoline. Depositphotos Durian, best known in the United States as a fruit so stinky it caused the normally unflappable Andrew Zimmern of Bizarre Foods fame to gag,…

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New Google Earbuds Offer Real-Time Translation Feature

Google on Wednesday introduced new Pixel ear buds that the company says are capable of real-time translation of conversations in different languages. A demonstration given as Google unveiled a host of new products infused with its digital “Assistant” smarts got people playfully referring to Pixel Buds as an internet-Age version…

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The Detection of Ripples in the Fabric of Spacetime Just Won a Nobel Prize

Making waves in the physics community. A visualization of how merging black holes create ripples in spacetime NASA Three American physicists won the 2017 Nobel Prize for work that enabled the first observation of gravitational waves—ripples in the fabric of spacetime. Rainer Weiss, Barry C. Barish, and Kip S. Thorne…

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