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Caught in the act: a black hole rips apart an unfortunate star

Caught in the act: a black hole rips apart an unfortunate starScientists have captured a view of a colossal black hole violently ripping apart a doomed star, illustrating a extraordinary and chaotic cosmic event from beginning to end for the first time using NASA’s planet-hunting telescope. The U.S. space agency’s orbiting Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, better known as TESS, revealed the detailed timeline of a star 375 million light-years away warping and spiraling into the unrelenting gravitational pull of a supermassive black hole, researchers said on Thursday. The star, roughly the same size as our sun, was eventually sucked into oblivion in a rare cosmic occurrence that astronomers call a tidal disruption event, they added.



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Chasten Buttigieg goes from opening act to fundraising star

Chasten Buttigieg goes from opening act to fundraising starPete Buttigieg’s husband is now headlining fundraisers solo, helping power the mayor’s 2020 campaign as he focuses on Iowa and New Hampshire.



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Astronomers Observe the Most Massive Neutron Star Ever

Astronomers Observe the Most Massive Neutron Star EverIt's 15 miles across with a mass of more than twice the sun.



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NASA says a new comet is likely an 'interstellar visitor' from another star system — the second ever detected

NASA says a new comet is likely an 'interstellar visitor' from another star system — the second ever detectedIf the comet-like object has interstellar origins, "it's the next best thing to sending a probe to a different solar system," one astronomer said.



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Rising star of Israeli right targets breakthrough

Rising star of Israeli right targets breakthroughOn a Saturday night, after sundown marked the end of the Jewish Sabbath, rising political star Ayelet Shaked shook hands, posed for selfies and downed shots of arak as she toured Jerusalem bars. The head of the newly minted "Yamina" (Rightward) hard-right alliance does not mask her intentions: She wants one day to succeed her former boss Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister of Israel. To further that aim and perhaps to soften her image, she recently took to the alleyways of Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda market, a hub of nightlife after the produce stalls close for the day.



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‘I Read the Article!’: Laura Ingraham’s Interview With Black NFL Star Ben Watson Backfires

‘I Read the Article!’: Laura Ingraham’s Interview With Black NFL Star Ben Watson BackfiresThings didn’t go as planned for Fox News host Laura Ingraham at the end of a Monday night interview with New England Patriots tight end Ben Watson, causing the conservative primetime star to stumble when she realized her guest didn’t have the opinion she seemed to want of him.Watson, who had just spent the majority of the segment defending New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees’ involvement with anti-LGBTQ group Focus on the Family, was then asked to react to Atlantic writer Jemele Hill’s call for elite black athletes to stop attending white-majority colleges—an article that has predictably sparked outrage on the right.“When I saw the uproar over it, I read the article,” Watson told the Ingraham Angle host. “I agreed with her. She had some great points in that article there.”The pro athlete went on to note Hill’s article argued that historically black colleges and universities have struggled to compete financially with majority-white institutions since integration, possibly contributing to the large wealth gap between white and black families.“What she was saying was simply we are trying to pump money and revenue into some of these communities that are still big disparities,” Watson added. “This may be a way to do it. Obviously, that’s in a vacuum for other factors to figure into that but when you read her argument, she lays it out very cleanly and it’s actually something that I agree with.”Ingraham, meanwhile, was caught by surprise, likely figuring Watson would be on the same page as her and react in disgust to Hill’s argument.“Well I think Duke would have not been thrilled about you’re not being there, but we will leave it at that,” she exclaimed. “College sports would certainly be a lot different today if we went down a color-coded way of figuring out college admissions. That’s like re-segregating the country! Why do we want that?!”“No because segregation, as you know, is government-mandated,” Watson calmly responded. “This is not segregation. If you read the article…”The Fox News host, however, wouldn’t let Watson finish his thought, rolling her eyes before cutting him off so she could end the interview.“I read the article!” Ingraham declared. “I read the article. All right, we have to go.”The Fox News primetime star exhibited restraint, however, compared to other times where she found herself in political disagreement with a pro athlete. “Shut up and dribble,” she infamously declared last year while discussing NBA star LeBron James’ vocal opposition to President Trump.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.



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A Neutron Star Might Have Just Collided with a Black Hole

A Neutron Star Might Have Just Collided with a Black HoleScientists are comparing the historic explosion to "the night before Christmas."



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Surprise! It's not kidney stones it's triplets. Brother says shooting star wish came true

Surprise! It's not kidney stones it's triplets. Brother says shooting star wish came trueA South Dakota mom delivered triplets –two girls and a boy – after being rushed to the hospital for what she thought were kidney stones.



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Scientists detect a black hole swallowing a neutron star 'like Pac-man'

Scientists detect a black hole swallowing a neutron star 'like Pac-man'For the first time, scientists have detected a black hole devouring a neutron star, according to a report released Monday.



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Calls to boycott 'Mulan' are trending after the star of Disney's live-action remake backed the Hong Kong police in the city's chaotic protests

Calls to boycott 'Mulan' are trending after the star of Disney's live-action remake backed the Hong Kong police in the city's chaotic protestsLiu Yifei, who is Chinese-American, backed police in a post on Chinese microblogging site Weibo, leading people to speak out against her movie.



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