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David Ortiz gets teary in his first interview since being shot

David Ortiz gets teary in his first interview since being shot

David Ortiz opened up for the first time since being shot in June during an exclusive interview with CNN affiliate Univision that was at times emotional. The former Boston Red Sox slugger replayed the events of that night and the difficulties he’s faced since to Univision’s Tony Dandrades, in an interview that was posted by…MORE

Telescope showcases our galactic neighbor in a new light

Telescope showcases our galactic neighbor in a new light

In the vastness of space, it’s nice to have a neighbor. For our galaxy, the Milky Way, that’s the Large Magellanic Cloud and its sibling, the Small Magellanic Cloud. These dwarf galaxies act like satellites of our own galaxy, hanging out about 163,000 light-years away. The European Southern Observatory’s VISTA telescope has observed both dwarf…MORE

13 fun facts about Friday the 13th

13 fun facts about Friday the 13th

Yet another Friday the 13th has arrived, bringing the usual superstitious chatter along with vows to avoid flying and other fear-inducing activities. Why are we so weird about the 13th? The answer is unclear but our aversion may have religious origins. Some Christians believe Friday is unlucky because it’s the day Jesus was crucified, and…MORE

Astronomer spots possible new interstellar visitor in our solar system

Astronomer spots possible new interstellar visitor in our solar system

Almost two years after the first interstellar visitor was detected in our solar system, astronomers believe they’ve found one that’s incoming, according to NASA. The first object, known as ‘Oumuamua, was found in October 2017. Interstellar means that the object originated from outside of our solar system. On August 30, Gennady Borisov spotted a new…MORE

The Milky Way’s supermassive black hole is feasting

The Milky Way’s supermassive black hole is feasting

Earlier this year, astronomers were surprised to spot “unprecedented” changes in the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy. Now, they may have a better understanding of what they witnessed: the black hole enjoying an interstellar feast of gas and dust. Astronomers were using the European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope in Chile…MORE

Ghost crabs ‘growl’ from their stomachs, scientists find

Ghost crabs ‘growl’ from their stomachs, scientists find

You wouldn’t want to encounter an angry crab — but as well as brandishing and snapping their claws, scientists have discovered that crabs can also “growl” in a show of aggression. Researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California studied the ghost crab and found that it could produce a “rasping…MORE

Hubble snaps new portrait of Saturn

Hubble snaps new portrait of Saturn

When Saturn was approaching closest to Earth this year on June 20, the Hubble Space Telescope captured the view. Saturn was 845,064,821 miles from Earth and tilted towards us, showcasing its beautiful rings in detail. Even the more faint inner rings are visible here. Previously, we could only see views like this if a spacecraft…MORE