Fungus That Makes Male Flies Mate With Infected Corpses Somehow Worse Than We Thought

Not how I’d like my funeral if I’m honest. Image credit: Filippo Castelucci/University of Copenhagen A fungus that grows inside female flies, controls their behavior, then explodes out of their abdomen has somehow been found to be worse than everyone thought, thanks to new research. Entomophthora muscae – somewhat satisfyingly translating as “fly destroyer” – … Read more

Earth’s ‘black hole police’ discover gravitational singularity near Milky Way | Science & Tech News

An international team of astronomers known as the “black hole police” have discovered a dormant black hole located right next to the Milky Way. The team, including Kareem El-Badry of the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics – himself nicknamed the “black hole destroyer” – is famed throughout the astronomy community for debunking new discoveries of gravitational … Read more

Nasa’s James Webb Space Telescope casually reveals terrifying purple galactic swirl in our universe

Looking more like a horrifying psychedelic swirl from a Marvel movie than the spiral galaxy shape familiar from visual telescopes, the new James Webb Space Telescope image shows the dusty skeleton of the distant galaxy NGC 628. “This is a galaxy that probably looks a lot like what we think our own Milky Way looks … Read more

The $10 Billion Webb Telescope Has Been Permanently Damaged, Say Scientists

The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST or Webb), 3d illustration, elements of this image are furnished … [+] by NASA getty Scientists are reporting that damage sustained to the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) during a micrometeoroid strike in late May 2022 may be worse than first thought. In a new paper published in the … Read more

James Webb Space Telescope captures data on 68 GB drive – enough to hold a day’s worth of info

The James Webb Space Telescope, which has already wowed the world with gorgeous images of far-flung galaxies and distant planets, stores its data on a relatively small 68 GB drive – that’s enough to hold only a day’s worth of images.  Although solid state drive (SSD) seems almost too small for a piece of technology … Read more

A Dormant Black Hole Outside Our Galaxy

Using the Very Large Telescope, astronomers have discovered a stellar-mass black hole in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a neighbor galaxy to our own. A stellar-mass black hole in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a neighbor galaxy to our own, has been found by a team of international experts, renowned for debunking several black hole discoveries. “For the … Read more