Gravitational waves from merging black holes might be spotted within 10 years

New research published November 13 in Nature Astronomy predicts that gravitational waves generated by the merger of two supermassive black holes will be detected within 10 years. The study is the first to use real data, rather than computer simulations, to predict when such an observation will be made.

via Gravitational waves from merging supermassive black holes will be spotted within 10 years, study predicts.

50,000 year olds, just out of Siberia

Extinct cave lion cub in ‘perfect’ condition found in Siberia rising cloning hopes

By The Siberian Times reporter
09 November 2017

The young beast’s head was resting on a paw in frozen ground for up to 50,000 years, shows amazing first picture.

Spins of unpaired electrons are the root of permanent magnetism

The spins of unpaired electrons are the root of permanent magnetism, and after 10 years of design and re-design, Berry’s lab has made a molecule that gains magnetic  through an unusual way of controlling those spins.  Levitation here we come. 🙂

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via Molecular magnetism packs power with ‘messenger electron’.


Did Space’s new rocket for the BFR just have a rapid unscheduled disassembly.  Nope.  It was the Merlin engine.  Thanks to WH for (I think) coining the phrase RUD.