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Supermassive black holes help star birth

This is a simulation of the distribution of gases in our Milky Way galaxy. The galaxy itself is tiny in this image: it is the luminous vertical structure in the center. Notice the big bubbles to the left and right of this structure? It is the supermassive black hole in …

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Chicago artist bakes extra-dreamy Instagram cakes

One night last month, Chicago artist and self-taught baker Hyun Jung Jun dreamed of swans, huge, elegant creatures wandering along a sparkling lake, their reflections lighting up the water. “Even in the dream, I thought, ‘Oh my god, that’s so pretty. It’s so magical, ”she says. “I woke up and …

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