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Astronomers have taken the first ever image of a black hole, which is located in a distant galaxy. It measures 40 billion km across - three million times the size of the Earth. The black hole is 500 million trillion km away and was photographed by a network of eight telescopes across the world.

The bright halo is caused by superheated gas falling into the hole. The light is brighter than all the billions of other stars in the galaxy combined - which is why it can be seen at such distance from Earth. The edge of the dark circle at the centre is the point at which the gas enters the black hole, which is an object that has such a large gravitational pull, not even light can escape.

The image matches what theoretical physicists and indeed, Hollywood directors, imagined black holes would look like.

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we are being legit wondering why there seems to be no relativistic jet, maybe it's too dim, maybe jets are more focused and our angle from it is off, maybe it only has it when it is actually munching on stuff and the stuff in the ring just isn't close enough yet, or maybe with all that distance it's a star or galaxy being eclipsed by something closer.
no one here is saying they know for sure, just that it would be a good idea to take another look at it when our tech is better and we can see it better.
have you considered the possibility that the relativistic jet might not be visible at that close range because the effect of beaming would make it difficult to see unless it was pointed directly at you?
further out when the beam starts to impact the interstellar medium and slow down it becomes visible, but that doesn't mean that you can see it at the source.
Photos of the jet:
"The center of M87 glows with a gargantuan cosmic searchlight: a black-hole-powered jet of subatomic particles traveling at nearly the speed of light."
The scale on the hubble images of M87 and the picture in OP are very different.


Tens of thousands of Oculus Touch controllers are delivering a little bit more than virtual reality.

The handheld devices from the Facebook-owned VR company are being shipped to consumers with hidden messages inside the controllers that say “The Masons Were Here” and “This Space For Rent," the company said.

"Unfortunately, some 'easter egg' labels meant for prototypes accidentally made it onto the internal hardware for tens of thousands of Touch controllers," Oculus co-founder Nate Mitchell announced on Twitter on Friday, referring to the hardware that will accompany the new Oculus Quest and Rift S headsets set to ship this spring.

"The messages on final production hardware say 'This Space For Rent' & 'The Masons Were Here.' A few dev kits shipped with 'Big Brother is Watching' and 'Hi iFixit! We See You!' but those were limited to non-consumer units," Mitchell wrote. The latter two messages were only in the prototypes shipped to developers.
They made sure
>'Help I'm trapped in a chinese sweatshop'
couldn't fit on the damn things

Doctors have used a new type of medicine called "gene silencing" to reverse a disease that leaves people in crippling pain. The condition, acute intermittent porphyria, also causes paralysis and is fatal in some cases. Doctors say they are "genuinely surprised" how successful it is and that the same approach could be used in previously untreatable diseases.

Our DNA is locked away inside a cell's nucleus and kept apart from a cell's protein-making factories. So our bodies use a short strand of genetic code, called messenger RNA, to bridge the gap and carry the instructions. This drug, called givosiran, kills the messenger in a process known as RNA interference. The downside is you need to keep taking the treatment for the therapy to work.

How much the monthly injections of givosiran will be is still unknown.
From the point of view of big pharma it's better than genetic engineering as you have to pay a treatment for life.
This is the only reason I think this treatment will see the light of day.
Yeah pretend genetic therapy has no risk to fuck you up permanently or currently costs almost one million per person
Considering it used to be nothing more than a field of research a few decades ago, it's made leaps and bounds.
>treatment for life
this is the pharma holy grail


President Trump on Tuesday stepped up his attacks against wind power, claiming that the structures decrease property values and that the noise they emit causes cancer.

“If you have a windmill anywhere near your house, congratulations, your house just went down 75 percent in value. And they say the noise causes cancer,” the president said while delivering remarks at the National Republican Congressional Committee's annual spring dinner. He offered no evidence to support the claim.

The president also said wind turbines are a "graveyard for birds."

“If you love birds, you never want to walk under a windmill, because it’s a sad, sad sight," he said, though the Department of Energy has noted that bird deaths from the structures are rare.

Trump was making the comments while talking about his 2016 presidential opponent, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, who had proposed investing in wind power to lower carbon emissions.

Trump has previously voiced his disapproval of wind power. He said at a rally in Michigan last month that wind power doesn't work because the wind doesn't always blow.

"If it doesn't blow, you can forget about television for that night," Trump said.

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Struck a nerve?
>being too retarded to know what charisma is.
>being doubly too retarded to think trump isn’t impulsive.

Nice bait Ig
>>based science negger
the only oils I protect myself with is THC oil, baby!
It's 4/20!

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These coping skills are strong.
Isreal should join the modern world and embrace multiculturalism
>You mean the normal retainer fee checks Cohen claims were part of an illegal repayment scheme he can't document in any other shape or form?
No I mean the checks that were confirmed by a grand jury to be part of an illegal repayment scheme that violated campaign finance laws, for which Cohen will do jailtime and David Pecker, who was in the same room when Trump signed the checks, has to pay a hefty fine for lying about. Trump being unindicted co-conspirator only means he will definitely be indicted at some point in the future.

It takes a lot to perform the mental gymnastics required to defend behavior like this, but when it's part of a larger pattern of crimes that also include things like tax fraud, insurance fraud, bank loan fraud, and peddling foreign influence, defending him and/or that behavior in anyone in power comes off as a ridiculous joke.
<3 bibi

i think jews selected old pedophile to new positions again..

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Damn, that's a good idea, the spics couldn't escape an island.
I'm beginning to believe that the only way to control the Mexicans would be to invade Mexico and turn it into a functioning civilized country. I don't know why we burn through so much money trying to do shit like that for people in Asia when it doesn't benefit us. We could pretty easily set up Cuba and Mexico to compete with China for cheap industrial labor and it would benefit everyone in America if our military wasn't occupied generating blowback in Asia.

Once you fix Mexico, you gave to start worrying about immigration south of their border.

Though that would be a much shorter length of wall.
the stupid is stronger every day.

Trump stated this expecting cries of outrage from the sanctuary cities. Instead, they say they would welcome them, as they have always stated they would. Now everyone knows that Trump isn't going to do it, he was just trying to make liberals look bad. As usual, he ended up looking stupid himself.

/pol/ calls this 4D chess, I guess.
>Instead, they say they would
Everyone says they will gladly accept refugees until they're actually at the front door.

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UK Now Proposes Ridiculous Plan To Fine Internet Companies For Vaguely Defined 'Harmful Content'

Last week Australia rushed through a ridiculous bill to fine internet companies if they happen to host any "abhorrent content." It appears the UK took one look at that nonsense and decided it wanted some too. On Monday it released a white paper calling for massive fines for internet companies for allowing any sort of "online harms." To call the plan nonsense is being way too harsh to nonsense.

Theresa May herself announced the plan in a video that she posted to the very same social media she insists is harmful to children, because consistency is not a strong point of people looking to shackle the internet:

If you watch that video, she literally pulls out a "but think of the children" argument, insisting that social media must be tamed into stopping "harmful" content. Of course, what she leaves out is that most of the "harmful" content she's upset about is perfectly legal. And, much of it is available not just via social media. But, don't worry about that: this is all about a moral panic around social media.

The plan would result in massive, widespread, totally unnecessary censorship solely for the sake of pretending to do something about the fact that some people sometimes do not so nice things online. And it will place all of the blame on the internet companies for the (vaguely defined) not so nice things that those companies' users might do online.

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They can’t, it’s gotten to the point where they cant do much of anything anymore, look at count dankula, the country literally destroyed his future over a joke about a dog, what do you think they’d do over something actually serious?
>government proceeds to kill the royals the moment they step out of line
God speed, OP. And by that I mean abhorrent content SHOULD be allowed, and the way ops post is written and structured absolutely fits the bill
the "won't somebody think of the children" works because most women resent having to output the necessary effort to care for the child that they conceived (usually by accident), but also they feel entitled to rewards and special treatment for getting pregnant.
because they don't want to be held responsible for the actions of their neglected children, the idea that its someone else's fault is very appealing to them. "won't somebody think of the children" could easily be rephrased to be more effective as in
>won't somebody other than me care for these helpless children because lifting a finger for another human being is beneath my place in society

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A runner who broke her leg on remote moorland was rescued after her dogs raised the alarm.

Pita Oates, 48, was left unable to stand after she fell on a three-mile run in Lancashire with her blue collies Buddy and Merlyn.

One of the dogs stayed with her as she inched down the hill, while the other ran around barking for help.

This attracted the attention of another dog walker who contacted emergency services.

Ms Oates, from Leyland, said: "They were like a tag team, Buddy never left me while Merlyn went for help.

"I would have died without a doubt, I wouldn't have lasted the night."

When help arrived Ms Oates, who had left her mobile phone in her camper van, was drifting in and out of consciousness and starting to suffer the effects of hypothermia.

She said: "It was the tail-end of Storm Gareth, it was freezing and I was soaking wet. The winds were horrendous."

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Good doggos. Extra ear scritches.
Based bois
i unironically would like to know if a cat lover was ever saved by their charges in this manner

Ya man theres multiple instances of it. Im just too lazy to post em. Human beings can form bonds with more varieties of species than any living creature. Animal bros look out for each other.
yes. the most chan famous example is probably that one where the pit bull goes after a kid and the cat does a full body leap at the dog and scares it away.

General Grevious implicated in the Mueller Report as having ties to Russian Sith lords.

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Senator Jeff Merkley has been championing amendments and legislative action to guarantee equal representation for every American. In combination with the For the People Act—which John Sarbanes and other House Democrats have advanced to extend voting rights, guard against partisan gerrymandering, and limit the influence of big money in our politics—Merkley and Senator Tom Udall have introduced bills that are designed to create what Merkley refers to as “We the People” democracy. With Udall, he’s proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the Electoral College and a plan to establish a commission to develop proposals for providing citizens of the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the territories of Guam, the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands with full voting representation in Congress.

The latter proposal is vital for a country that began with a revolt against colonialism. It is shocking, at this late stage in the American experiment, that roughly 4 million US citizens are denied voting representation in Congress. Merkley knows there will be pushback from Republicans, and perhaps even from some within his own party. But he reminds us that “we need real, equal representation if we want a government that responds to the big issues impacting working families’ lives.”

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Protecting Americans from what, exactly?
Because cities are inherently degenerate centers of decay and America would be better off if they were all nuked. We need an American /Pol/ Pot.
>Conservatives are murderous psychopaths
Nothing new
>Because cities are inherently degenerate centers of decay
Yeah there's serious problems, but if I had staid in the small town I grew up in I probably would not be alive right now.
Why would the republicans bring it up? They benefit the most from it.

Not everyone who voted for Brexit is racist but every racist voted for Brexit.


BBC News - Brexit: UK and EU agree delay to 31 October
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>Aren't you Americans asleep Still?
>The world exists outside of gunafornia.

Britain couldn't manage it's way out of a box of stayfree minipads. It's already a third world shithole.
>Outside of gunafornia
Your country pussed out and gave up the rights that your grandfathers fought for, and the heirlooms that they fought with. That doesn't mean every country has to.
I’ll explain it for the remedial students

Not everyone who voted for Trump is racist but every racist voted for Trump
>everyone is a racist because I said so.
Fuck off
Everyone who voted to stay is an EU cocksucker. Enjoy Article 11.
much lige amerika :DddD


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>To the extent that he was known at all the brother of Director Brian DePalma was a joke in the paleontology field.
>Discovers the one of the greatest dig site in history and methodically and clandestinely unearths awesome shit
>Brings in an A-team of other experts and swears them to secrecy
>Just published the academic paper this week

It's over an hour read/listen, but fuck is it a good story.

wiki article on the site: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanis_(fossil_site)
>Science 1,000,00
>Religion 0
bump for victory for science
impressive work


The prosecutor whose office dropped disorderly conduct charges against the actor Jussie Smollett defended the decision, saying her office was uncertain it had enough evidence to gain a conviction and wanted to focus on bigger crime in Chicago, she wrote in an op-ed.

The prosecutor, Kim Foxx, the Cook County state’s attorney, wrote in an op-ed in The Chicago Tribune on Friday that she welcomed an “outside, nonpolitical review of how we handled this matter.”

The case involved Mr. Smollett, a star of the television show “Empire,” who claimed he was a victim of a hate crime in Chicago. Mr. Smollett, who is black and gay, told the authorities that he was attacked in January by two men who yelled homophobic and racial slurs at him, tied a rope around his neck and poured a chemical substance on him.

[Read about key questions in the Jussie Smollett case.]

Nearly a month later, he was arrested by the police, who maintained he had staged the assault and falsely reported it. Initially there was an outpouring of support for Mr. Smollett but as the story turned, so did public sentiment. Mr. Smollett, who denied the allegations, was charged with 16 counts of disorderly conduct but on Tuesday the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office dropped all of the charges.


“Yes, falsely reporting a hate crime makes me angry, and anyone who does that deserves the community’s outrage,” Ms. Foxx wrote. “But, as I’ve said since before I was elected, we must separate the people at whom we are angry from the people of whom we are afraid.”

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Not the same thing dummy, he aint cleared of shit. Everyone knows he did it
Just like everyone knows Trump colluded with the Russians



State's Attorney Kim Foxx calls Jussie Smollett ‘washed up celeb who lied to cops’ in text message: report


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Julian Assange arrested at Ecuadorian embassy
WikiLeaks founder arrested for alleged breach of bail at London embassy where he took refuge for seven years

Julian Assange has been arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder was granted refuge in 2012 while on bail in the UK over sexual assault allegations against him in Sweden.

At the time, Assange claimed that if he was extradited to Sweden he might be arrested by the US and face charges relating to WikiLeaks’s publication of hundreds of thousands of US diplomatic cables.

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Was picked up last month https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/08/us/politics/chelsea-manning-wikileaks-jail.html
He was mindfucked into a tranny, I'd hardly call that free.
doesn't that violate the 5th amendment
as interpreted by the SC, the 5th amendment only means you don't have to testify against yourself in a judicial proceeding. it's why governments who really want to hear what someone has to say sometimes give them absolute immunity from prosecution - then they can't invoke the 5th amendment anymore. they can still refuse to talk, but that gets them imprisoned.

manning was never immunized from prosecution, but since he's already been convicted of the hacking offense, the double jeopardy clause means he's immune to prosecution for his testimony here. hence, contempt.
sometimes people who're sent to jail end up mysteriously suicided in their cell

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>jews fail moon landing even after using an american launch rocket and british moon lander

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This story isn't getting enough coverage. It just got covered by the NYpost today
more proof that those "jews" in the land are not the real hebrew israelites that the bible speaks of
a moon landing for only $100 million can only be jewish
Secret moon jews?!??!
91 and died trying to commit bunko, got to admire the chutzpah

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