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Fastest-Growing 'Monster' Black Hole Ever Discovered Devours Sun's Mass Every Two Days

Tuesday  17:31,   15 may 2018
europe.newsweek

The behemoth gobbles up the equivalent of our sun's mass every two days.Astronomers have found the fastest-growing black hole ever discovered. This enormous beast, they've found, gulps down a mass equivalent of the sun every two[...]

Gmail's native Offline mode is making its way to users' accounts

Tuesday  09:20,   15 may 2018
engadget

You might have access to Google's native Offline mode very, very soon if it hasn't landed on your account yet.Gmail's native Offline mode works by syncing your account as soon as an internet connection becomes available. You'll be able to[...]

What plumes on this ocean world tell us about its potential to host life

Tuesday  00:06,   15 may 2018
cnn

Although Jupiter's icy moon Europa was discovered by Galileo Galilei in 1610, astronomers are still uncovering the secrets beneath its frozen crust. And it's fitting that the latest surprise has been found hidden in 21-year-old data from[...]

Streamer Wins ‘Fortnite’ Tournament With a PS4 Controller

Monday  21:28,   14 may 2018
variety

Popular PS4 streamer NickMercs won one of the most high-profile “Fortnite” tournaments on Friday, and he apparently did it with a Dualshock controller. DramaAlert host Keemstar held a celebrity competition on May 11 called “Fortnite Friday.” It[...]

New evidence for water plumes on Jupiter's moon, Europa

Monday  20:56,   14 may 2018
msn

Scientists presented further evidence Monday for water plumes on the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa, raising hopes of probing the jets for signs of life around the second planet from Earth. Europa's frozen surface has long been thought to[...]

NES Classic Returns to Store Shelves in June

Monday  20:41,   14 may 2018
variety

Nintendo is bringing the NES Classic back to retail stores next month, the company announced Sunday on Twitter. It will be on store shelves starting on June 29. Nintendo said both it and the SNES Classic are expected to be available through the end[...]

Asteroid Set to Skim Past Earth Tuesday

Monday  17:41,   14 may 2018
newsweek

The asteroid was mysteriously "lost" to astronomers for a number of years.Estimated to stretch about 170-400 feet across, asteroid 2010 WC9 should pass at about half the distance to the Moon at its closest approach at 6:05 p.m. ET. It’s[...]

Ryan Reynolds plays the Deadpool video game for first time

Monday  15:36,   14 may 2018
ew

“He’s got a really nice butt. My butt isn’t nearly that nice,” Reynolds said.  Reynolds admitted he hadn’t played a video game since Castlevania. “I don’t -—ing know how to play this,” he exclaimed when he couldn’t jump up a wall.[...]

Time travelers invited to Stephen Hawking send-off

Sunday  23:25,   13 may 2018
reuters

Stephen Hawking's family have invited time travelers to his memorial service, seeking to tackle one of the curiosities that eluded the British physicist during his extraordinary life. The world's most recognizable scientist died in March aged 76 [...]

Insect-gobbling Venus flytrap is at the brink of extinction. Help might be on the way

Sunday  21:16,   13 may 2018
latimes

The insect-gobbling Venus flytrap, which is under assault by development and poachers on the Carolinas coastal plain, could soon win the protection of federal endangered species law. CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The insect-gobbling Venus flytrap, which is[...]

Scientists develop a 3-D view of an interstellar cloud, where stars are born

Sunday  05:05,   13 may 2018
latimes

Two astronomers from Greece have managed to model the three-dimensional structure of an interstellar gas cloud, and found that it's on the order of 10 times more spacious than it originally appeared. The shape and structure of Musca, described[...]

The Origins of the Killer Fungus Driving Frogs to Extinction

Sunday  01:40,   13 may 2018
theatlantic

The arrival of a chytrid fungus can herald nothing short of catastrophe. In the past few decades, one particular type of the fungus, Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, or Bd, has killed off so many frogs in Australia, Europe, and the Americas that[...]

Astronauts gave Purdue University commencement speeches from the International Space Station

Saturday  22:00,   12 may 2018
cnn

NASA astronaut Andrew Feustel is over the moon after he received an honorary doctoral degree Friday from Purdue University -- and he didn't even have to leave the International Space Station. Feustel, who's on the ISS as part of Expedition[...]

SpaceX Launches Its Newest Falcon 9 Rocket

Friday  23:36,   11 may 2018
cbsnews

SpaceX will try again Friday to launch a new version of its Falcon 9 rocket that could eventually carry astronauts into space. The Falcon 9 Block 5, as the new version is called, is poised for launch at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. A two-hour[...]

The many missable details of Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

Friday  20:52,   11 may 2018
polygon

Nintendo and Retro managed to add so many tiny touches  Back in 2014, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze launched on the Wii U. I’m pretty sure it did, at least. Like many people, I had never played it, because it was on the Wii[...]