Right place, right time

Cary Clevenger, 14, was playing with his friend Gavin Starns outside Gavin’s house in Austin when he happened to look up.  Perched on the ledge of a second-story window was Gavin’s 2-year-old brother, Cannon.  At that moment, Cannon pushed through the screen and tumbled forward.  He bounced off an exterior lamp—and into Cary’s arms.  The two hit the ground but were […]

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The secrets of supermassive black holes

Astronomers have spotted the most enormous black holes ever detected, inspiring new theories about how such pockets of extreme gravity form. Together, the two objects, which are roughly 300 million light-years away, have more mass than 30 billion suns, University of California at Berkeley astrophysicist Chung-Pei Ma tells the Associated Press. “They are monstrous,” she says. The smaller of the […]

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Live Eel In His Rectum

A New Zealand man showed up at a hospital emergency room with a live eel in his rectum. The man gave no explanation as to how the wriggling creature ended up where it was, but doctors were apparently able to remove it without complication.  “The eel was about the size of a decent sprig of asparagus,” said a hospital employee, […]

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