The objects would bend light around them into a 'fractal' as they spiral into each other.
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Rocket experiment captures glow attributed to renegade stars in intergalactic space.
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Illusory feeling that someone is behind you may be caused by faulty integration of signals from the body.
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University of California rescinds order for Lick Observatory to become self-supporting.
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Marine-park management comes under scrutiny as conservationists descend on Australia.
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The week in science: Lava flow invades Hawaiian town; Poland moves to join European Southern Observatory; and China completes round-trip lunar mission.
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Pressure on lawmakers from patient-advocacy groups has shaped agency spending on rare-disease research.
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Microscopist’s wrongful-dismissal case faces long odds.
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In the 25 years since the collapse of communism, the countries of central and Eastern Europe have each carved their own identity in science.
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Surfing 'wakefield' waves boosts electron energies over short distances.
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A double-sided antibody targets enzyme to reduce levels of harmful amyloid-β protein in monkeys.
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Independent replication of studies before publication may reveal sources of unreliable results, says Jonathan W. Schooler.
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Virgin Galactic accident should not be allowed to stifle innovation, warn analysts.
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Rate of infection in Liberia seems to plateau, raising questions over the usefulness of models in an outbreak.
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